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Abbey College, Manchester

5-7 Cheapside , Off King Street , Manchester , M2 4WG


Abbey College Manchester is an independent sixth form college situated on Cheapside in Manchester city centre.

Most of our 220 students study A-Levels, GCSEs or one of our International Foundation Programme pathways. A unique alternative to A-Levels called the Combined Studies Programme has now been developed and introduced. Another exciting and popular programme of study is the Academic Studies with Football Training, which offers the students the opportunity to combine GCSE, A-Level or the International Foundation Programme study with their passion for football.  We strongly believe that the discipline of sport helps support academic study in the form of the 5 Rs; Routine, Rigour, Responsibility, Resilience and Reflection.  We offer a friendly, safe, supportive environment where students can achieve their goals and move on to their chosen university.

Our flexible programmes and personalised learning, combined with our strong academic ethos offer a unique alternative to traditional schools.


- Guide our students to achieve academic success and fulfil their aspirations.
- Respect and value each student providing a friendly, safe, supportive environment students are happy and grow in confidence.
- Show a sensitive understanding of the challenges facing young people in the 21st Century by empowering students to make informed decisions and have the determination to achieve their goals.
- Prepare our students for university, their future careers and to make a positive contribution to the community.

We are a dynamic, exciting college, situated in the heart of Manchester providing high quality, flexible programmes of study. A recent student survey highlighted how much our students enjoy the cultural, educational and business opportunities afforded by learning in the city centre. Our modern building provides an environment conducive to study and in our small classes each student can develop their individual aptitudes aided by a strong system of tutorial guidance.

Teaching and learning is rigorous whilst being creative and responsive to individual need. Our enrichment activities include sports, voluntary work, charity events and many other opportunities led by the students and staff. We encourage students to raise their own expectations and standards to the highest possible level. Staff, students and families get to know each other well and enjoy working together. At Abbey College Manchester we offer a unique alternative to the traditional school whilst maintaining a strong academic ethos. Everyone contributes, everyone is appreciated; our committed teachers love their subjects and seek to inspire their students, in their turn, to love learning and value the acquisition of knowledge.

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  • Mon: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Tue: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Wed: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Thu: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Fri: 08:00 to 18:00
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