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5 reasons to study at Xaverian College

1. High Performing

Top 10% nationally for student achievement.  Excellent results at all levels, from Level 1 to University Science courses and in both academic and applied subjects.  Always above national averages.

2. Friendly & Welcoming

A genuine community where every individual is cared for and supported to success.  Our caring ethos is central to college life, and at Xaverian you will be welcomed into a diverse and exciting community that values every individual and an environment that will support you in every way.

3. Unique Campus

Set in the heart of Manchester and with a rich history going back over 150 years.  A mixture of new and modern buildings together with historic grade one listed buildings, superb facilities and lots of space makes this an attractive and successful sixth form college.

4. Teaching & Learning

Dynamic, engaging lessons delivered by enthusiastic staff, passionate about their subjects and their students.  Teachers providing extensive academic, pastoral and extracurricular activities to ensure students fulfil their potential and achieve their goals.

5. Raising Expectations

A college environment that seeks to prepare students for the next stage in their careers by fostering their maturity, encouraging independent learning skills and seeking to develop the whole personality.

Welcome from Tony Knowles
Principal, Xaverian College

A very warm welcome to Xaverian. We are delighted that you are considering joining us to continue your education.

There are many reasons why I feel Xaverian is an outstanding college, but first and foremost is our commitment to supporting you to develop intellectually, spiritually and socially. We are very proud of our established reputation for delivering academic success which was recognised by Ofsted when the college was graded “outstanding in all areas”.  Ofsted inspectors continue to strongly endorse the work of the college. During a survey of best practice, they said:

“The college has an all-pervasive ‘can do’ culture. Very committed and well-trained staff have high expectations of all their students. The college’s ethos is exceptional….. It is immediately apparent that Xaverian is a college with values that are lived and breathed. This is definitely a college which role models outstanding practice.”

In August 2017 our students celebrated yet another year of excellent results with many students achieving high grades in both A-Level subjects and applied courses. My colleagues and I continually strive to support our students to progress successfully to higher education, apprenticeships and employment.

The Xaverian campus is very similar to that of a university. The college, however, remains a very close knit community in order to offer personalised pastoral care and support. Through this we aim to develop your confidence and independence. Above all Xaverian is a true community, and students at the college can expect support from teachers, progress tutors, careers advisors, college counsellors and many others throughout their time here. Ofsted inspectors commented that:

“The college’s mission to develop the whole student underpins the extremely high priority given to pastoral support … which helps students stay at college and achieve outstanding results”

I hope that through exploring our website and prospectus, you will gain valuable information to enable you to progress to the Sixth Form College of your choice. I would be delighted to welcome you at one of our Open Days, when you can explore and get to know the college, meet with all of our wonderful staff, past and current students and discuss with them your needs and ambitions. I am sure that you will see what a purposeful, caring and above all successful community we are and that you will decide to join us in the next, very important step in your journey in life.

I look forward to meeting you.

Mr Tony Knowles


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