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Abbey College Manchester

Offering Year 11, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth entry, Abbey College Manchester is a growing independent college in the centre of Manchester's business district.  A stimulating environment, inspirational teaching, very small class sizes and a strong tutor system enable our students to acheive academic success and fufil their potential.

Liz Elam, Principal

Liz has been the Principal of Abbey College Manchester for over two years and has already led the college to an excellent inspection report and increased the range of courses the college has on offer.

She joined the college in 1999 and before becoming Principal held the posts of Head of Sixth Form, Head of Geography and Vice-Principal.

Originally from Reading, Liz studied Geography at the University of Manchester and gained her PGCE from Manchester Metropolitan University. She has examined for a major examination board and has written several A-Level revision guides.

In her spare time Liz enjoys travelling and long distance walking, sings in a choral society and sung in a rock band for ten years. She always gets involved in college events and talent shows!

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