Study in Cheshire

Study in Cheshire

There is a strong and successful facility to support Cheshire and Warrington’s people with the right education and skills development. There are three university campuses and several FE colleges. The University of Chester is the largest HE institute, with over 14,000 students attending campuses in Warrington and Chester. This institute offers a varied curriculum with approximately 144 different undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Additionally, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has a campus in Crewe - a creative, cultural and social melting pot with student actors, artists and musicians rubbing shoulders with sport scientists, business and humanities students. With many unique courses and combinations available, you can see why many decide to study in Cheshire.

Generally, the people of Cheshire and Warrington are educated to high level in a range of disciplines. 35% of Cheshire & Warrington’s 16-64 year-old residents hold a qualification at or above NVQ Level 4 (first degree level). This is considerably higher than in the North West (27.0%) or UK (29.9%). Cheshire and Warringon has one of the highest employment rates in the UK at 74.7% (2012) and saw high levels of employment growth between 1998 and 2008.

Universities & Colleges in Cheshire & Warrington



Education in Cheshire covers a broad spectrum. There are 370 schools in the region including independent preparatory schools, Grammar schools, Academies and colleges, as well as specialist interest establishments for sport and performing arts and there is plenty of help available to help you plan your child’s educational future.

With top performers like Kings in Chester, Alderley Edge School for Girls, The Kings School in Macclesfield, Chester’s Abbey Gate and The Queen’s School, Chester, there is no doubt the county is an excellent choice for those who want to give their family the means to flourish and succeed.

Cheshire has an abundance of high performing nurseries, schools and colleges. For more information on Independent Schools, visit the Independent Schools Council website. If you would like to find and view inspection reports, please visit Ofsted's website.