Schools in the North West


ABBEY GATE COLLEGE

Contact

: Mrs Su Boyd, Registrar

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 4 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

:513
Saighton Grange
Saighton
Chester
CH3 6EN
Tel. +44(0)1244 332077
Fax.+44(0)1244 335510

 
Abbey Gate College is a well-established, coeducational school for pupils aged 4 to 18 on the outskirts of Chester. The college emphasises the importance of building self-esteem and a love of learning in a friendly and caring environment. Music, drama, sport and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme are thriving and outdoor adventures and leadership courses help children to build confidence and teamwork.
We value each and every child, whatever their age or ability; the potential in every pupil is nurtured and encouraged. Education is far greater than simply achieving super examination results; at Abbey Gate College the journey itself is of equal importance, providing a stimulating experience, widening opportunities and providing an education for life; when they go out in to the community we are confident that they are sensible and mature young people.
Abbey Gate College is a successful and happy school, committed to maintaining traditional standards and high educational ideals and in the most recent inspection report (March 2010) ISI inspectors commended the high standards of teaching, learning and especially behaviour in the college.
'The college fully meets its aim to encourage students to achieve their personal ambitions in an atmosphere that is caring but challenging. The students' personal qualities are outstanding and fully supported within the college by the positive family type ambience. The community awareness is outstanding; relationships between staff and students themselves are outstanding and conducive to excellent behaviour' (ISI March 2010).
 

ASHBRIDGE INDEPENDENT

Headteacher

: Hilary Sharples

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 0-11 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 200
Lindle lane
Hutton
Preston
Lancashire
PR4 4QA
Tel. +44(0)1772 619900
Fax.+44(0)1772 619900

 
Founded in 1995, Ashbridge School offers primary education to a high standard including a comprehensive curriculum, which includes Modern Languages, Drama, Music, ICT and a full range of sports and physical activities.
Ashbridge's new location, at Lindle Lane in Hutton, has been described as the "School of Dreams". Set in 11 acres of lush green countryside, the school offers pupils a setting which is second to none, with its own football pitch, tennis courts, gymnasium and large areas of woodland.
Indoors, Ashbridge offers a complete educational experience from 0-11 years, with a baby unit, nursery, infant and junior classrooms, a state of the art ICT suite and all the best of modern teaching resources. This in turn is supported by a complete before and after school care service.
 

MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOLS

Marketing Director

: Miss M Riches

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 4-18 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 1862
Liverpool Road
Crosby
L23 0QP
Tel. Boys' School: +44(0)151 928 3308
      Girls' School: +44(0)151 924 3140
Fax. Boys' School: +44(0)151 949 9300
       Girls' School: +44(0)151 932 1461

 
The Merchant Taylors' Crosby family first began in 1620 with the foundation of the Senior Boys' School. In 1888, the boys moved into a new building a few hundred metres away, making room for a new girls' school. There are now four schools in total; Stanfield - a combined co-educational prep school and junior girls' school, a junior boys' school, and two senior schools for boys and girls situated on separate sites.
Senior school tuition fees for the 2013 - 2014 academic year are £3,373 per term (£10,119 per year).
Junior school fees are £2,522 per term (£7,566 per year) and for Stanfield (mixed infants aged 4-7) £2,496 per term (£7,488 per year).
Lunch fees range between £152 and £174 per term depending on age and number of lunches required.
 

ST. BEDE’S COLLEGE

Headmaster

: Mr John Byrne

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 11 - 18 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 941

Religious Affiliation

: Roman Catholic
Alexandra Park
Manchester
M16 8HX
Tel. +44(0)161 226 3323
Fax.+44(0)161 226 3813

 
Christians of other denominations are welcome. Sixth Form Scholarship, Music Scholarship, St Bede's Educational Trust awards a number of bursaries.
 

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE

Principal

: Mr M A Kennedy, BSc, MA

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 0-18 years 

Attendance

: Day

No. of Students

: 745

Religious Affiliation

: Roman Catholic
Everest Road
Crosby
Liverpool
Merseyside
L23 5TW
Tel. +44(0)151-924-3926
Fax.+44(0)151-932-0363

 
St. Mary's College is an Independent Catholic School for boys and girls of all faiths aged 0-18. We are a thriving community which places a high value on outstanding academic achievement and all-round personal development. Our school is built on strong values which emphasise the importance of caring for others and striving for excellence in all we do. Boys and girls can start at our Bright Sparks & Early Years department (0-4 years) soon after birth and progress to our preparatory school The Mount (4-11 years) before moving on to the College (11-18 years), where typically they achieve up to 99% pass rates at both GCSE and A level. Our rich programme of extra-curricular activities equips our pupils with the skills and values which will guide and support them throughout their lives. Scholarships and bursaries are available.
 

TERRA NOVA SCHOOL

Contact

: Marketing Manager

Ages

: Boys/Girls: 3 - 13 years 

Attendance

: Day & Boarding

No. of Students

: 266
Jodrell Bank
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire
CW4 8EN
Tel. +44(0)1477 571251

 
Terra Nova is a co-educational preparatory school for children aged 3 to 11 or 13, based in the heart of Cheshire.
At Terra Nova, we work in partnership with parents to help their child to shine. In our secure, positive environment of encouragement and participation, students can flourish, fulfil their potential and prepare for their next challenge.
In the last five years, 53 scholarships have been awarded to our pupils.