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Pendleton College was a sixth form college in Pendleton, Salford, Greater Manchester, England. It was established in 1973 and merged with Salford College and Eccles College to form Salford City College in 2009.
The college was established in 1973 from the sixth forms of the Salford Grammar School for Boys (which became Buile Hill High School) and Pendleton High School for Girls. In 1997, Pendleton combined with the close by De La Salle Sixth Form College (a former direct grant grammar school). People from all over the Salford and Manchester area attend the college and over the years, the college has gained a number of national awards for academic achievement. In September 2007, the 260-seat Eccleston Theatre was named after Salford's Christopher Eccleston. It received A level results similar to Eccles College.
It had three campuses:
- Sitec Centre -- Netherland Street, Weaste; near the start of the M602, between Eccles New Road (A57) and Broadway (A5186).
- Pendleton Centre - Dronfield Road.
- De La Salle Centre - Weaste Lane (B5228); near the junction with Eccles Old Road (A576). A former grammar school, this campus closed at the end of the 2011/2012 academic year and the buildings were demolished in late 2013.
On 1 January 2009, it merged with Salford College and Eccles College to form Salford City College.
Prime Minister's Global Fellowship
The school had its first two students attain places on the prestigious Prime Minister's Global Fellowship programme in 2009.
De La Salle College, Salford
- Anthony John Abbott, Governor of Montserrat from 1997 to 2001
- Laurie Cassidy, footballer
- Barry Cockcroft, Chief Dental Officer for England at the Department of Health since 2006
- Fred Done, founder of Betfred in 1967, now based in Birchwood
- Prof Terry Eagleton, literary theorist, John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester from 2006 to 2008
- Peter Eckersley, Head of Drama in 1960s and '70s at Granada Television, former husband of Anne Reid
- Francois Gordon, British Ambassador to Algeria from 1996 to 1999
- Mick Groves, singer and guitarist with the Spinners folk group
- Terry Hall, ventriloquist with Lenny the Lion
- Frank Hayes, cricketer, played for Lancashire and England from 1970 to 1984
- Phil Jones, sports journalist
- Ged Keegan, footballer
- Walter Kershaw, Rochdale muralist
- Sir Ben Kingsley CBE, English actor.
- Sir Simon McDonald KCMG, Head of the Diplomatic Service since 2015, Ambassador to Germany 2010 to 2015, Ambassador to Israel from 2003 to 2006, and married to the daughter of Patrick Wright, Baron Wright of Richmond
- Edward Nally, Chairman of the Governors of Pendleton College from 2000 to 2007
- Tony Neary, rugby union player
- Prof John Pyle, Professor of Physical Chemistry since 2007 at the University of Cambridge, and Director since 1992 of the Centre for Atmospheric Science
- Tony Wilson, founder of Factory Records
- Benedict Wong, English actor