Boarding

 

For international students and UK students who do not live in the Manchester area, high quality accommodation will be arranged. A student’s age will determine how the accommodation is organised but the overall aim is to ensure all new students who require accommodation have secured a place before they arrive at the college to study.

Accommodation for Students aged 16 or above

Students aged 16 or above at the start of the academic year have the choice to either stay with a host family or in the Student Residence – Riverside House. Riverside House offers high-quality, safe accommodation within a 15-minute walk of the college. Riverside House has 24 Hour Security on site, along with secure door entry system, and CCTV Cameras. There is also secure cycle storage, laundry facilities, onsite maintenance team, and cleaning of kitchens completed weekly. House Parents, both male & female, supervise the students at Riverside House to ensure their safety and wellbeing. There is always at least one House Parent on site throughout the day, and at least two throughout the night to respond to any issues or emergencies. Flats are divided into four, five, six and seven en-suite bedrooms. Each en-suite bedroom has the following features:

  • A ¾ size bed
  • Desk and Chair
  • Wardrobe and drawers
  • Shelves/storage space
  • En-suite bathroom comprising toilet, wash-hand basin and shower
  • Curtains and blinds
  • Room contents insurance

Each flat has a large shared kitchen and living area comprising:

  • Dining table and chairs
  • Cooker (hob and oven)
  • Microwave, kettle and toaster
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Pots, pans, plates and cutlery
  • Sofa and coffee table
  • Widescreen television

The cost for the academic year from 1st September 2020 to July 2021 and what is included is shown in the table below. Students can stay at Riverside House during all college holiday periods except for Christmas. During this three week break students must return home.

Type of Accommodation Cost What it includes
Student Residence

(Riverside House)

£13,400 Breakfast & Lunch materials, and the students have a choice of either a prepared evening meal or they can cook their own food. High speed unlimited internet access, water, gas, electricity, cleaning of kitchen and living area, room contents insurance, House Parent support at all times.

 

Accommodation for Students under 16

Students under 16 at the start of the academic year must stay with a host family unless they live with a parent or other blood relative (i.e. aunt or uncle; grandparents or a brother or sister over the age of 25). Host families are carefully selected to ensure a friendly, safe environment in which students can relax, integrate and study. A student will have his/her own large bedroom, together with a desk and storage facilities. Bathroom facilities are usually shared with the family. However, in some cases the house will have two bathrooms and occasionally a student will have a bathroom for his/her own exclusive use.

The cost for the academic year from 1st September 2020 to July 2021 and what is included is shown in the table below. Students can stay at Riverside House during all college holiday periods except for Christmas. During this three week break students must return home.

Type of Accommodation Cost What it includes
Home Stay £11,300 Breakfast, lunch and evening meal every day, internet connection, water, electricity, gas, cleaning of room and laundry of clothes.
Statement of Boarding Principles and Practices
Statement of Boarding Principles and Practices
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