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A genuinely unique community

Our distinctive and historic campus provides a fantastic environment for study and growth. Xaverian has an outstanding record of success and we are committed to ensuring appropriate, ambitious and aspirational progression routes.

our mission

A community of learning, faith and service.


Jesus Christ taught that God is at the centre of our lives and that the love of truth and concern for the needs of others must be fundamental to our way of living.

Inspired by Jesus Christ and by the missionary zeal of their founder, Theodore James Ryken, the Xaverian Brothers are dedicated to the creation of schools and colleges as communities in which these truths are the guiding principles and in which the spiritual, moral and intellectual talents of their students are nurtured.

A Xaverian college must provide opportunities for growth in the knowledge and practice of the Roman Catholic religion through prayer, worship, study and service to others in and beyond the college community.

The obligation to help students to develop all their talents calls for a commitment on our part to good teaching, dedicated pastoral care and a readiness to relate to students both inside and outside the classroom. Through this commitment, the students will experience and respond to the good will and concern of their teachers.

The cause of justice is an essential theme in the message of Christianity. In a Xaverian college, staff and students will be conscious of the demands of social justice in local, national and international issues and will seek to discover ways in which they can most appropriately respond as individuals and as a community.

Our students are living in a secular society where persuasive forces influence them away from a spiritual view of life. In the same spirit of faith and hope which inspired our founder, we wish to commend to our students a way of life which is rooted in the love of God and our neighbour.

Take a tour of Xaverian College

Take a tour of our campus to learn more about the environment in which you’ll learn and discover where your favourite subjects are based, where you’ll spend your independent study time and even where you can grab a bite to eat or a coffee.

our values

Xaverian values are sought in our students and staff before they first set foot on campus.

They reflect us and set Xaverian apart, serving our community well for the past 160 years and will continue to define us long into the future.

Xaverian will always embrace change, keeping pace with an ever-evolving society to ensure students’ progress to success as the compassionate, humble, and trustworthy leaders our world needs.

Xaverian’s values are timeless.

Xaverian is devoted to its mission. Our ceaseless enthusiasm and spirit promotes courage and positive action. Our ardent desire to be the very best we can be, encourages our young people to  develop more than just their academic abilities, but also to strive for better personal growth. Zeal brings us together as equals and strengthens our community.

Our community is one that practises true compassion and urges individuals to act on this through good deeds. Through mercy and forgiveness, those within our community seek to serve, not just themselves, but each other and all those who are in need of social justice. By showing compassion in our everyday lives at Xaverian, those we encounter, will in their turn, go out and show the same compassion to others.

Humility leads us to great actions of service to others and unifies us in our praise of the talents and abilities of others, whilst accepting our own strengths and limitations. This acceptance of who we are and who others are, allows for harmonious relationships and promotes complete inclusivity and teamwork.

By encouraging our Xaverian Community to grow and be nurtured in an environment of trust, staff and students alike flourish confidently and independently. When staff and students are trusted, they establish genuine friendships, they practise respect and maturity. Through trust, all members of our College, regardless of faith or creed, find a common meeting point that is steeped in God’s love.

Simplicity is the unifying virtue that brings together all of the Xaverian Values into a modest way of life; one which is rooted in humility and acts compassionately, where a person trusts completely in God and has zeal for the Xaverian mission. Simplicity frees the heart and mind of petty troubles, allowing more thought and action for God’s work.

Xaverian is a college with a superb campus and facilities

We can’t put into words just what a special place we have in store for you. And believe us, we’ve tried. We’ve even had the English department give it a go, and they’re among the smartest wordsmiths we’ve ever met.

Be ready to work hard, make sure you enjoy it and always be able to express your opinion it’s important and make sure you have fun!

Ruby Tabugbo - Xaverian Graduate

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We Made It To SXSW Film Festival

A video archivist in the late 90s who unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them… …

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Evaluating the pandemic and SEND in Manchester

Manchester Local Authority are having a visit from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission to look at how Manchester has supported children and young people …

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GCSE Results Day for Prospective Xaverian Students

Update – Safety at Enrolment 2020   We would now like students to wear a mask while they attend Enrolment this year; we have a variety of safety measures …

Find out more