Manchester school switches to IH

September 18, 2013

IH Manchester has been created after Directors Peter Hayes and Michael Brennan withdrew their school from the inlingua international network and joined the International House World Organisation.

Football facilities at the Edukick programme offered at IH Manchester

“I have always felt very positive about IH and the genuine warmth exuded by its brand. However, putting our school through the demanding IH application process and rigorous pre-affiliation inspection is more than worth it considering how much we share IH’s commitment to quality and innovation. We all feel that this move represents a perfect fit,” said Hayes.

He was keen to emphasise that the school was still entirely owned by his own company, IJ Tours Limited, and that IH Manchester is moving forward with the same team of staff and school facilities.

The school has also recently added an International School Year programme to its suite of junior courses. “Students from around the world can now study for a term or a full academic year and take a dedicated taught GCSE and/or Esol exam programme,” said Hayes.

The school has also consolidated its football education programmes under the EduKick International Football Academies banner. “Edukick Manchester stays ahead of the competition in this ever-growing market by introducing scheduled football trials into all of their courses,” said Hayes.

He said access to a Fifa-licensed football agent and his network of global football contacts was leading to more and more students securing trials and professional contracts. “Educkick Manchester has now got the full package: junior welfare and safeguarding that ‘Exceeds Expectations’ (ISI); a comprehensive suite of academic options; a sector-leading array of football trial and exposure opportunities; and an in-house university placement service,” commented Hayes.

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