Ashton Sixth Form College

Students sat around a square table discuss works of art

Ashton Sixth Form College has specialised in further education for 16-18 year olds for more than thirty years, and is a key partner in our education programme which seeks to engage young people with their local industrial heritage through arts and architecture.

Courtaulds Ltd had a significant presence in the North West, building on the importance of textile production in the region they acquired the Lancashire Cotton Corporation in 1964. This included Cedar Mill in Ashton-under-Lyne, the last cotton spinning mill in the area which closed in 1980.