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BEST SCHOOLS IN GREATER MANCHESTER, UK

Greater Manchester Private Schools & Special Schools

WELCOME TO GREATER MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK

For anyone planning a move to or within Greater Manchester in north west England we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic Greater Manchester .

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Greater Manchester 's famous British cities and towns include Manchester, Salford, Denton, Middleton and Failsworth  

Greater Manchester  has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different properties to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Greater Manchester is a major county in the northwest of England with a rich industrial heritage. The Castlefield conservation area’s 18th-century canal system recalls the city’s days as a textile powerhouse, and visitors can trace this history at the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. The revitalised Salford Quays dockyards now house the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre." Visit Manchester

Greater Manchester is bordered by Merseyside to the west, Cheshire to the south west, Derbyshire to the south, West Yorkshire to the north east and Lancashire to the north. 

Greater Manchester is known for its symbol of the worker bee. It was first used during the Industrial Revolution as Manchester grew through mass production. It was thought up in order to symbolise Mancunians’ hard work, with Manchester being the hive of activity during the revolution. Recently, the worker bee became a symbol of solidarity following the 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing, appearing as braffiti and as part of the Manchester Tattoo Appeal. 


TOP PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN GREATER MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK

Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Greater Manchester, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Greater Manchester  (or you already live in Greater Manchester  but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Greater Manchester  there is a big choice of high quality Greater Manchester  schools, with a number of the Greater Manchester ’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

Greater Manchester ’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In Greater Manchester, UK (Or Near Me)

Developed over the last 30+ years, the isbi School Search guide is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>  You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Greater Manchester  and in the city of Manchester and suberbs like Bury, Rochdale and Stockport by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>  With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>  You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.

Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Greater Manchester, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Greater Manchester, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Greater Manchester, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Greater Manchester, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Greater Manchester, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Greater Manchester, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:



MOVING TO GREATER MANCHESTER? RELOCATING TO GREATER MANCHESTER?

Where To Live In Greater Manchester, England, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Greater Manchester  area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Bolton, Greater Manchester, UK

Deane (50,600), Astley Bridge (14,100), Heaton (14,200), Lostock (13,600), Tonge (13,200)

>  Bury, Greater Manchester, UK

Bury (78,800), Prestwich (35,100), Ramsbottom (17,900), Tottington (9,700), Radcliffe (29,900), Whitefield (23,200) 

>   Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK

Werneth (12,300), Waterhead (12,800), Coldhurst (11,900), Hollinwood (10,900)

>  Rochdale, Greater Manchester, UK

Rochdale (107,900),Middleton (42,900), Heywood (28,200), Littleborough (13,800), Milnrow (13,000), Wardle (7,000)

>   Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK

Stockport (136,900), Reddish (28,000), Marple (23,600) Bredbury (16,700), Bramhall (17,400), Hazel Grove (15,200), Cheadle (5,600) 

>  Tameside, Greater Manchester, UK

Ashton-under-Lyne (45,100), Denton (36,600), Hyde (34,000), Stalybridge (23,700), Droylsden (22,700), Dukinfield (19,300), Audenshaw (11,400), Mossley (10,900) 

>   Trafford, Greater Manchester, UK

Sale (134,000), Altrincham (52,400), Stretford (49,900) Urmston (41,800), Old Trafford (13,000), Partington (7,300) 

>   Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK

Wigan (107,700), Atherton (1,600), Ashton-in Makerfield (28,500), Golborne (24,100), Hindley (25,000), Ince-in-Markerfield (15,600), Leigh (41,200), Tyldesley (16,100) 

>  Manchester, UK

Manchester (553,200), Wythenshawe (110,000), Gatley (9,000), West Didsbury (26,700), Withington (13,400), Spinningfields (16,000), Gay Village (34,900), Hulme (16,900), Moss Side (18,900) 

>   Salford, UK 

Eccles (38,700), Worsley (10,000), Swinton (22,900), Walkden (35,600), Pandlebury (13,000)


FOCUS ON... LIVING IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK

Manchester is a very popular place to live and many people move to Manchester each year, or to near Manchester and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Manchester are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Greater Manchester capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Manchester, England, UK

> FACT 1:  The Smiths, Oasis and the Stone Roses were formed in Manchester! Oasis (originally known as the Rain) got together in 1991, whilst The Smiths based one of their hits ‘Strangeways Here We Come’ on Strangeways Prison! 

> FACT 2:  Peaky Blinders was actually filmed in Manchester! Although the hit TV series is based in Birmingham, a lot of scenes were actually filmed in Manchester. Look out for those filmed by the canal, as these were located at Castlefield in Manchester. 

> FACT 3: Manchester is famous for its ‘Curry Mile’ - a chain of south-asian restaurants located on Wilmslow Road. Although it is actually only about half a mile long, it is rumoured to be the largest concentration of south-asain restaurants outside of Asia.

> FACT 4: Manchester is home to the smallest bar in Europe! Pop over to The Circus Tavern on Portland Street and enjoy a pint in the bar that runs less than a metre long! The rest of the pub is only 500 square feet but is still frequented by many Manchester United Fans on match days!  

> FACT 5: The first atom was split in Manchester! In 1917, Ernest Rutherford was teaching at Manchester University after he took on the position of Chair of Physics in 1907. Rutherford went on to win a Nobel Prize for his discovery, with many calling his work “the creation of modern physics”. 

> FACT 6:  Visit the Midland Hotel to see where Rolls-Royce was founded! The Midland Hotel is located near St Peter's Square and it is where Rolls and Royce met in 1904. The two combined their names to start their own automotive company and launched their first car, the Silver Ghost, in 1907. 

> FACT 7:  The New Union Pub is one of the oldest LQBTQ+ venues in the world! Head down to Gay Village in the center of Manchester for some of the best Drag Shows in Europe. Manchester is known as one of the most gay-friendly cities after having had a significant LGBTQ+ scene since WW2. 

> FACT 8: Manchester is where the Suffragette movement began. Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union in Manchester in 1903. This movement gained momentum and quickly became known as the Suffragette Movement, helping women gain the right to vote. You can even visit 62 Nelson Street, Emmeline’s previous home, to see the works of the women who were involved in the movement. 

> FACT 9: The world’s first passenger railway opened in 1830 and ran between Manchester and Liverpool. You could board the train on Liverpool Road in Manchester, where you would journey on the steam train towards the coast in order to reach Liverpool. 

> FACT 10:  Chetham’s Library, located near Victoria Station, is the oldest public library in England. Opening to the public in 1953, it holds over 100,000 books! 

Where To Live In Manchester, UK

Manchester and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool.  There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country lifestyles, Manchester and the areas near Manchester are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Altrincham Manchester, Northern Quarter Manchester, Sale Manchester, Rusholme Manchester, Spinningfields Manchester, Ancoats Manchester, Prestwich Manchester, Green Quarter Manchester, Didsbury Manchester, Castlefield Manchester, New Islington Manchester, Chorlton Manchester, Salford Manchester, Deansgate Manchester, Hulme Manchester, Whitefield Manchester, Castlefields Manchester 

Commuting To And From Manchester By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Manchester is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to London, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Manchester To London:  London is about 217 miles by road from Manchester via the M6 and M40 and driving to the centre of London from Manchester normally takes under 5 hours.  There is a very regular train service to London from Manchester, with trains taking from 2 hours 20 minutes to 2 hours 40 minutes to get to London.

>  Manchester To Liverpool:  Liverpool is about 35 miles by road from Manchester via the M62 and driving to the centre of Liverpool from Manchester normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes.  There is a very regular train service to Liverpool from Manchester, with trains taking from 40 minutes to 50 minutes to get to Liverpool

>  Manchester To Leeds:  Leeds is about 42 miles by road from Manchester via the M62 and driving to the centre of Leeds from Manchester normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes.  There is a very regular train service to Leeds from Manchester, with trains taking from 55 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes to get to Leeds.

>  Manchester To Birmingham:  Birmingham is about 94 miles by road from Manchester via the M6 and driving to the centre of Birmingham from Manchester normally takes under 2 hours.  There is a very regular train service to Birmingham from Manchester, with trains taking from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes to get to Birmingham.

Nearest Airports To Manchester, UK

The nearest airport to Manchester is Manchester International Airport (MAN) which is 8 miles away.  Other nearby airports include Liverpool (LPL) (under 27 miles), East Midlands (EMA) (under 60 miles) and Birmingham (BHX) (under 74 miles).

 


ESTATE AGENTS IN GREATER MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK

Move Opps Estate Agents

www.moveopps.com

Belvoir Estate Agents

www.belvoir.co.uk

Open House Greater Manchester Estate Agents

www.openhousegreatermanchester.co.uk

Apex Properties Estate Agents

www.apex-properties.co.uk

Goodwin Fish Estate Agents

www.goodwinfish.com

The Estate Agent Manchester

www.theestateagentmanchester.co.uk

Nova Estate Agents

www.novaestateagents.co.uk

Curtis & Bains Estate Agents

www.curtisandbains.co.uk

Hunters Estate Agents

www.hunters.com

Martin & Co Estate Agents

www.martinco.com

LetBid Estate Agents

www.letbid.com

Last Seconds Estate Agents

www.lastseconds.co.uk

Leaders Estate Agents

www.leaders.co.uk

Adam Geoffrey Estate Agents

www.adamgeoffrey.co.uk

Peter Anthony Estate Agents

www.peteranthony.co.uk

Philip James Estate Agents

www.philipjames.co.uk

Reeds Rains Estate Agents

www.reedsrains.co.uk

Thornley Groves Estate Agents

www.thornleygroves.co.uk

Fraser Commercial Estate Agents

www.frasercommercial.co.uk

Richard Lucas Estate Agents

www.richardlucas.co.uk

Bridgefords Sales Estate Agents

www.bridgfords.co.uk

Jordan Fishwick Estate Agents

www.jordanfishwick.co.uk

Reside Manchester Estate Agents

www.residemanchester.com

Orlando Reid Estate Agents

www.orlandoreid.co.uk

Julie Twist Properties

www.julietwist.co.uk

Metis Real Estate Agents

www.metisrealestate.com

Knight Frank Estate Agents

www.knightfrank.co.uk

Ryden Estate Agents

www.ryden.co.uk

CBRE Estate Agents

www.cbre.co.uk

Sell Quick Estate Agents

www.sell-quick.co.uk

King Street Commercial Estate Agents

www.kingstreet-re.com

George Adams Estate Agents

www.georgeadamsestateagents.co.uk

Savills Estate Agents

www.savills.co.uk

Derwent Estate Agents

www.thederwentgroup.com

Sell My Home Now Estate Agents

www.sellmyhomenow.co.uk

Joseph Earnshaw Estate Agents

www.josephearnshaw.com

Muller Professional Estate Agents

www.muller-london.co.uk

Classic Property Estates

www.classicpropertyestates.co.uk

Cushman & Wakefield Estate Agents

www.cushmanwakefield.com

Mainstay Estate Agents

www.mainstaygroup.co.uk

Costar Estate Agents

www.costar.com

State of Reality Estate Agents

www.stateofrealty.net

Homes 4 U Estate Agents

www.homes4u.co.uk

Advance Land & Property Sourcing Estate Agents

www.advancelandandpropertysourcing.co.uk

TSG Property Consultants Estate Agents

www.tsgproperty.com

Bentley Hurst Estate Agents

www.bentleyhurst.co.uk

Jordan Fishwick Estate Agents

www.jordanfishwick.co.uk

Mint Property Sales Estate Agents

www.mintpropertysale.co.uk

Hallams Property Sales

www.hallams.com

Arlanda Estate Agents

www.arlandaproperties.co.uk

Kaytons Estate Agents

www.kaytons.co.uk

The Manchester Estate Agents

www.themanchesteragent.co.uk

FastCompletion Estate Agents

www.fastcompletion.com

Goodwin Fish & Co Estate Agents

www.goodwinfish.com

V Properties UK Estate Agents

www.vpropertiesuk.com

The Property Place Estate Agents

www.thepropertyplace.uk.com

Isaac Anthony Estate Agents

www.isaacanthony.co.uk

RealtyPad Estate Agents

www.realtypad.net

Capital & Centric Developments Estate Agents

www.capitalandcentricplc.com

Atlantic Property Group Estate Agents

www.atlanticpropertygroup.co.uk

Real Estate Blogger Estate Agents

www.realestateblogger.net

Vital Space Estate Agents

www.vitalspace.co.uk

C&R Estate Agents

www.candrproperties.co.uk

Thornley Groves Estate Agents

www.thornleygroves.co.uk

Open House East Manchester

www.onlineestateagents.org.uk

M One Estate Agents

www.m-onestudios.co.uk

Oasis Living Estate Agents

www.oasisliving.co.uk

Dandara Sales & Lettings Estate Agents

www.dandaralettings.com

Compare Yields Estate Agents

www.compareyields.com

Belvoir Estate Agents

www.belvoir.co.uk

The Buyers Agency Estate Agents

www.metro-residential.com

Century 21 Estate Agents

www.century21uk.com

Oakmount Property Services Estate Agents

www.oakmount.uk

Karsons Estate Agents

www.karsonslettings.com

Zoouka Estate Agents

www.zoouka.com

Kaytons Estate Agents

www.kaytons.co.uk

Make UR Move Estate Agents

www.makeurmove.co.uk

WiltonBridge Estate Agents

www.wiltonbridge.co.uk

Humble Roots Estate Agents

www.humbleroots.co.uk

Delisa Miller Estate Agents

www.delisamiller.co.uk

BBP Estate Agents

www.bbpestatesglobal.co.uk

Edward Mellor Estate Agents

www.edwardmellor.co.uk

Mark Warren Estate Agents

www.markwarren.org.uk

Keenan Properties Estate Agents

www.keenanproperties.co.uk

Century Estate Agents

www.century21uk.com

Black Stone Estate Agents

www.blackstoneestateagent.co.uk

Diamond Alux Estate Agents

www.diamondaluxestate.com

Keaze Estate Agents

www.keaze.com/shared-ownership/manchester


REMOVAL COMPANIES (DOMESTIC) IN GREATER MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK

JT Removals

www.jt-removals.co.uk

MBT Removals

www.mbtremovals.co.uk

Easymove Removals

www.easymove-removals.co.uk

AnyVan Removals

www.anyvan.com

Armquest Industrial Services

www.armquestcranehiremanchester.co.uk

Kitsons Transport & Removals

www.kitsonstransport.co.uk

Pickfords Removals

www.pickfords.co.uk

JMC Removals

www.jmcremovals.co.uk

A Houghton Removals

www.houghtonremovals.co.uk

The Moving Co Removals

www.themovingcompany.biz

Big Yellow Self Storage

www.bigyellow.co.uk

Allsorts Removals

www.allsortsclearancemanchester.co.uk

We Move Anything Removals

www.wemoveanything.com

Sumac Move It Removals

www.sumacmoveit-minimoves.co.uk

WeMovers Removals

www.wemovers.co.uk

Daleysmove Removals

www.daleysmove.co.uk

Naeem ManwithVan

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Removals Manchester

www.removalsmanchester.net

Expert Removals

www.manchesterremovalsgb.co.uk

Quick Pickup Removals

www.manandvanremovalssheffield.co.uk

Alpha Group Removals

www.alphagroupremovals.co.uk

Expert Removals

www.expertremovals.co.uk

Make a move Removals

www.manchestermanwithvan.com

VMove Removals Manchester

www.mymanandvanmanchester.co.uk

Panda Services & Offers Removals

www.pandaservicesandoffers.co.uk

S&B Removals

www.reslondon.co.uk

SBS Removals

www.sbsdatasystems.co.uk

Fahey Removals

www.faheygroup.co.uk

Bishop&rsquos Move Removals

www.bishopsmove.com

Manny Man Removals

www.walthamstowwindows.co.uk

Man & Van Warrington

www.supermanandvanwarrington.co.uk

Lyons Removals

www.lyonsremovalsandstorage.co.uk

Diamond Rose Removals

www.diamondremovalservices.co.uk

Chris & Van Manchester Removals

www.chrisandvan.co.uk

Rapid Removals

www.rapidremovals.uk

JTK Removals

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Apex Self Storage Removals

www.apexselfstorage.co.uk

Easy Way moving Company Removals

www.easyway4u.co.uk

Master Moves Removals

www.removalmanchester.org.uk

Rightmove Removals

www.rightmove.co.uk

Need Stuff Moving Removals

www.needstuffmoving.co.uk

LeadX Removals Manchester

www.removalsmanchester.net

DFK Transport Services

www.dfktransportservices.co.uk

Superfast Removals

www.superfastremovals.co.uk

Roy Trevor Removals

www.roy-trevor.com

Richard James Removals

www.warringtonhouseclearance.net

Eastwood Removals Group

www.eastwoodgroup.co.uk

Removals Salford

www.salfordremovals.com

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