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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.

Food & Drink


Costa is open from 08:00 so you can grab that coffee to wake you up for the day. There is also hot chocolate, herbal teas and fruit juice available along with cakes and pastries.

Cafe X and The Pavilion

Café X is located in the common room in the main building and The Pavilion is situated on the edge of grass field at Xaverian College. The newly refurbished areas provide students with the opportunity to have something to eat and drink, catch up with friends or simply sit and relax.

The Pavilion has been carefully redeveloped to give stunning views across the lawns to the Firwood, Ryken and Mayfield areas of the College. Its name reflects memories of a building formerly situated on the west of the lawns and a time when Cricket was regularly played at the College.

Breakfast starts at 08:30 when you could enjoy a full breakfast, cereal, sausage and bacon barms, juices or a light bite like toast or hash browns.  Lunch is served from 11:30 and you could choose one of the hot meals on offer which could be pasta bake, noodles, everyone’s favourite – lasagne – or on Fridays,  fish and chips. We also have fresh home-made soup, salads, sandwiches and jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings and of course chips. There’s fruit for the healthy one’s amongst you and cheesecakes and jellies for those with a sweet tooth.

Costa Coffee, ‘Café X’ and The Pavilion are all managed by Caterlink in partnership with Xaverian College.

The team is looking forward to meeting you all.

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