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Welcome to Bury College

About us

Bury College is a further education college which offers a wide range of learning opportunities for all. We are extremely proud to be recognised as an institution which responds to the needs and requirements of local and Greater Manchester learners and stakeholders.


Dedicated to providing the communities we serve with a broad choice of learning options, Bury College offers a range of A Level courses, vocational programmes and apprenticeships. Higher level courses are also available to study at Bury College University Centre, as well as courses and training programmes for adults.

For further information please call 0161 280 8280, visit our website at or email:

Facilities available

In addition to the £48 million which has already been invested into the Bury College campus in recent years, a further £7 million was spent on new campus-wide developments in 2018. Students now benefit from a new A Level Centre, Digital Media Centre, Business Suite and Travel and Tourism Hub. In 2020, a new building focussing on areas vital to the needs of Bury and Greater Manchester; health, life sciences, science, technology, computing and mathematics will also open.

Additional support

Bury College offers students a supportive learning environment and one-to-one encouragement from experienced tutors to ensure that learners succeed in their studies. Above everything, Bury College is here to serve the community through education and training and aspires to provide the best for every student.


Bury College secured a Good grade for Overall Effectiveness from Ofsted in 2018, recognising the success, achievements and progress made by our students and apprentices. Every year over 1,000 students progress to Higher Education, Employment or an Apprenticeship following completion of their learning.

Learner success

Bury College is extremely proud of the consistent success that our students achieve.


In 2018, A Levels achieved a 99% pass rate and Advanced Level 3 courses achieved a 98.9% pass rate. Congratulations to over 700 students who progressed onto university.


Lilian Anderson, a former Mount St Joseph pupil achieved impressive A* grades in A Level Biology and Psychology and an A grade in Chemistry. Lilian progressed on to The University of Manchester to study Zoology.


Lilian said, “I am really happy and very excited for my future. My results are a dream come true. I have loved my time at Bury College and I have received great support from my tutors. They have gone above and beyond to help me.”


Former Philips High School pupil Luke Mackey progressed onto Durham University to study Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures. Luke was delighted to achieve an A in A Level English Language and grade Bs in English Literature and French.


Luke said, “I am absolutely ecstatic with my results and very relieved that all my hard work has paid off. Durham is an excellent university and I believe that this will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase my academic abilities. My Bury College tutors have helped me to become an independent learner and I now feel well prepared for my next step.”

How to apply

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Last updated date: 06 February 2019
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Key information


  • A: Bury College
    • Address:
    • Bury town centre
    • BURY
    • BL9 0BG
    • Telephone number:
    • Home: 01612808280
    • Website:
    • Email address:
    • More information:
    • Bury College has invested over £40 million in recent years developing its town centre campus.  The campus now includes:

      • The Millennium Centre - a dedicated sixth form centre with Science laboratories, IT and Media suites, learning resource centre, canteen and recording studios.
      • The Woodbury Centre - houses a new library, industry standard art sudios, new outdoor space, hair, beauty and holistic salons, restaurant and bistro and specialist facilities to support students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
      • Beacon Centre - has a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, digital language laboratories.
      • Prospects Centre - houses specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites.
      • Innovation Centre - fully equipped workshop, IT suites and computer aided design studios.
      • Construction Skills Centre - purpose built for construction courses.
      • Enterprise Centre - Specialist IT facilities and classrooms.
      • PlayFootball Centre - six 5-a-side and two 7-a-side pitches.