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Manchester Education

Education in Manchester comprehensive guide

From Nurseries through to Universities and from Language Schools to Law Schools Manchester has a huge network of educational facilities. There are over 170 primary and high schools, a good number of which perform within the top 5% of schools nationally. There is plenty of choice, from vibrant multi-cultural state schools to grammar schools with histories stretching back hundreds of years. And there are now four new Free Schools in Manchester and one in Stockport with more on the way. And at the other end of the spectrum - if you can afford the fees - there are a number of superb private/independent schools for boys and girls, mostly located in the South Manchester/North Cheshire area where several schools compete to educate the children of the many footballers who live in the Alderley Edge - Prestbury - Hale golden triangle.

All these schools are complimented by a wide range of other educational services and establishments. A vast number of private specialist tutors are on-hand to support people of all ages through their exams. There are a large and ever-growing number of adult education centres in Manchester offering you the opportunity to pick up CV-enhancing qualifications and specialist colleges offer courses in everything from DJing to construction.

As well as the celebrated University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, there are plenty of other places to get a degree in or around Manchester. In fact, the 15 other colleges and universities within an hour of Manchester and the specialist colleges within the city itself mean Manchester is now home to the largest student population in Europe offering the widest range of educational courses to be found anywhere in the UK.

And if you're interested in an Apprenticeship in Manchester you can find out all about the new government incentives and qualifying criteria here. In fact you can find everything you're looking for here, covering every type of course and education available in Manchester - right through the entire School spectrum - from the best primary schools and secondary schools in Manchester to adult education and Language schools in Manchester, if you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist!


Whatever your interest in education in Manchester, you can find the information or school you are looking for with our comprehensive guide to all schools and educational facilities in the Manchester area, whatever it's type. From Nurseries through to Universities and from Language School to Law Scool, begin your search for details of the best Schools near you:

University of Manchester