In our friendly and supportive environment, student welfare is our prime concern. It is central to the Abbey College Manchester experience that all students feel secure and supported in all areas during their time with us. Our small size and personal approach means we know our students very well allowing us to understand them as young people and help them to reach their goals. Each student has a team of supportive teachers working to help them to fulfil their potential and aspirations.
Each student belongs to one of our three houses and within this will have a personal tutor, Students will see their personal tutor every day and for a longer session once a week, and is the person they approach if they have anything they wish to discuss.
The Head of House is the first line of communication for parents and they run assemblies and inter-house competitions for the students.
Houses operate on a points system. Students represent their house at all times and have the opportunity to earn house points for their schoolwork, contribution around the school, and their involvement in clubs and other extra-curricular activities.
We believe that the team approach is highly successful in ensuring that students achieve their potential. Communications between Heads of Year, tutors and parents are integral to supporting the student’s progress through the course and onto the next stage of their education.
Our lessons are lively and encourage students to discuss ideas, ask questions and to be involved in active learning. Additional support is provided where required; those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia are supported by our SENDCO and by our general approach to learning in the classroom’.