Abbey College Manchester

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  • Qualifications

    GCSE, A Level, IFP and IELTS

  • Language

    English as an additional language

  • Boarding

    Full Boarding

  • Dietary Requirements

    Vegetarian, vegan, halal & kosher

  • Key information

    Abbey College Manchester has a total of 158 students and 95 are international students. There are a total of 45 boarders who live at Riverside House plus another 15 students who live locally with host families. The earliest age to Board at the College is 14.
    Unless English as a native language each pupil receives up to five taught hours of Academic English every week. This support continues until an IELTS score of 7.5 has been achieved. Academic English helps each pupil to get up to speed on the terminology used in academic subjects and ensures that English is no barrier to academic success. If a pupil wants to continue English studies after reaching an IELTS score of 7.5, then this can done at no additional cost.


    The College is located in the centre of Manchester about 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly train station. The College is 9 miles from Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 33 miles away.

    A Day in the Life of…

    Abdelrahman from Egypt…

    “Although I was a little nervous at the start, I need not have worried – everyone was ever so friendly and welcoming. The learning resources and equipment in the college were good. The teachers made the classes enjoyable and they were very interactive. Having small class sizes helped my confidence and communication skills.

    I got really good help and when preparing my university application and did well in my examinations and managed to get to the university and onto the course I really wanted. The experience at Abbey College Manchester was one I will never forget and hopefully there will be more students from Egypt that will come and study in Manchester in the future.”

    Afreen from India…

    “I think my teachers are one of the main reasons I was able to perform well throughout the programme. They were a constant factor of providing support whether academically or for other reasons. They always encouraged me and pushed me to apply for Aston even though I felt I was not good enough to get in.

    Abbey College Manchester has made me a lot more open minded. I made me understand the responsibilities I have towards myself and to those around me. It has made me more confident and I feel better prepared for university than I was a year ago.”

    Aminat from Nigeria

    “I really liked the supportive environment. It was really conducive for learning. The small class sizes were comfortable, everyone could speak up and teachers give one on one advice. Constance feedback and constructive criticism from my teachers throughout my two years at ACM helped improve my essay writing skills, analysis and evaluation skills. They also helped foster a habit of extensive, wider reading which helped me improve my skills both within the classroom and in the real world.”

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