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Cansfield, previously known as Ashton-in-Makerfield Secondary Modern, is a school in the United Kingdom. It is a co-ed school with students between the ages of 11 and 16. The school is located in the Ashton in Makerfield area of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester. The current student population is approximately 1,000.

During the 1980s the school consisted of two parts, that of the current location at Cansfield Grove, as well as a second location situated opposite Whitledge Green where a housing estate now stands. The buildings were made of wood, which had been constructed before World War II, as a temporary structure. This temporary structure remained in use up to and during the early 1990s. The school's students were geographically split up along the lines of year. The 1st to 3rd years where situated in the north campus (Whitledge Green end), whilst the 4th and final year students where situated in the current main building on Cansfield Grove and in additional porta cabins. These too have since been demolished or removed.

THE HISTORY OF CANSFIELD