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Getting Here

The Dawson Academy Centre is situated in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral, a peninsula in North West England.

We are conveniently located a couple of minutes drive from junction 4 of the M53, with an hourly Virgin Trains service from London reaching both Liverpool and Chester stations in a little over two hours (both a 20 minute taxi ride away). Liverpool and Manchester airports are also close by with a transfer time around 40 and 45 minutes respectively.

Travel by Car

From Liverpool (Kingsway Tunnel entrance)

  • Go through the tunnel, continuing into Wallasey
  • Join the M53 and then vv at junction 4
  • At the roundabout take the 4th exit into Mount Road
  • At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Clatterbridge Road
  • When you reach the crossroads turn right onto Thornton Common Road
  • Arrive at The Dawson Academy UK

From Manchester Airport

  • When leaving the airport bear left onto Outwood Lane
  • At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Outwood Lane
  • Once on Outwood Lane, bear left and join the M56
  • Branch left, where signposted for Chester to join the M56
  • At junction 15 leave the M56 and join the M53
  • Once on the M53 continue forward and leave at junction 4
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Mount Road B5151
  • At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Clatterbridge Road
  • When you reach the crossroads turn right onto Thornton Common Road
  • Arrive at The Dawson Academy UK

From Chester

  • Join the M53 signposted for Ellesmere Port, Birkenhead, Liverpool and leave at junction 4
  • At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Mount Road
  • At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Clatterbridge Road B5151
  • When you reach the crossroads turn right onto Thornton Common Road, signposted for Neston
  • Arrive at The Dawson Academy UK