City College Manchester

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City College Manchester
CityCollegeManchester logo.png
Closed August 2008
Type Further Education and Higher Education
Principal Monica Box[1]
Location Manchester
Greater Manchester
England, United Kingdom
Local authority Manchester City Council
Gender Mixed
Merger Merged with Manchester College of Arts and Technology in August 2008
Successor The Manchester College
Fielden Campus, Didsbury

City College Manchester was a network of further education campuses in Manchester, England.

It was the largest provider of "Offender Learning"[2] in the Greater Manchester region.

Merger with MANCAT in 2008[edit]

In August 2008 the college merged with neighbouring college MANCAT to create an 80,000 student 'supercollege', after funding bosses claimed they were competing for some students and ignoring others. In April 2008 current principal of MANCAT Peter Tavernor was appointed as head of the new 'supercollege'.[3] City College Manchester and MANCAT ceased to exist as separate entities on 31 July 2008, with the new 'supercollege', known as The Manchester College established on 1 August 2008.[4]


City College had five campuses, the three main ones being Abraham Moss in Crumpsall, Northenden, and City Campus.[5] Business courses were run at the smaller Fielden Campus in West Didsbury, and the college's Arden School of Theatre is in Ardwick. Courses for adults were run at the Wythenshawe Forum. The college had a large International Office in Manchester city centre.

The Central Grammar School for Girls, Manchester became the Shena Simon campus, later the Shena Simon Sixth Form College on Whitworth Street.


Central Grammar School for Girls[edit]


  1. ^ "City College Manchester - Principal's Welcome". City College Manchester. Archived from the original on July 7, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  2. ^ "City College". City College Manchester. Archived from the original on 2007-07-17. Retrieved 2007-09-18. 
  3. ^ Yakub Qureshi (2008-04-18). "City's 'Supercollege' head named - Manchester Evening News". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  4. ^ "City College Manchester - Merger News Q&A". City College Manchester. Retrieved 2008-04-25. [dead link]
  5. ^ "College Campuses". City College Manchester. Archived from the original (HTTP) on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 

Coordinates: 53°28′37″N 2°14′07″W / 53.4769°N 2.2354°W / 53.4769; -2.2354