About us

About Us

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.  We also offer a unique alternative to A-Levels called the Combined Studies Programme which provides an alternative pathway to UK Universities for British Students. Another exciting and popular programme of study is the Academic Studies with Football or Basketball Training, which offers the students the opportunity to combine GCSE, A-Level or the International Foundation Programme study with their passion for sport.  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 teaching philosophy is based on small class, highly personalised learning in an academically rigorous but informal setting. As a leading independent college, we focus on the transition from school to university, working with each of our students individually to achieve the academic standards and social skills required by their target universities. Our flexible programmes and personalised learning, combined with our strong academic ethos, offers a unique alternative to traditional schools.

The college building is situated in the heart of Manchester city centre and is easily accessible by bus, train or tram. 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.

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