Abbey College Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
About Abbey College Manchester
Abbey College Manchester was founded in 1990 and over the past thirty years has become one of the leading providers of independent sixth form education in Greater Manchester. There are normally about 200-220 students in the college. Within this around 40% are from the Manchester area with the remainder coming from 35 different countries across Europe; Africa; Asia and the Americas. In January 2021 ‘Abbey College Manchester on-line revision school’ was launched as a new initiative and is proving popular with students leading to the several of the posts described in this document.
We aim to:
• guide our students to achieve academic success and fulfil their aspirations
• respect and value each student providing a friendly, safe, supportive environment where 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 A Level, International Foundation and GCSE programmes. We have recently introduced two unique programmes to complement our offering; these being the Combined Studies Programme and the Academic Studies with Football or Basketball Training Programme. 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.
In response to the lockdown we developed a remote teaching programme which catered for both remote and face to face teaching.
Teaching and learning is rigorous whilst being creative and responsive to individual need. Our enrichment activities include sport, 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.