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Mander Portman Woodward

Mander Portman Woodward

Mander Portman Woodward


Founded in London in 1973 by three Cambridge University graduates, the MPW Group is one of the best known and well respected independent college brands in the UK. It comprises three fifth- and sixth-form colleges in London, Birmingham and Cambridge, providing highly attractive and modern learning environments located in close proximity to prestigious university campuses.

MPW teaches 1,200 students on roll each year, of which approximately two thirds are British, one third international. An additional 1,500 mostly UK-based students enrol each year on Easter Revision courses.

Quality assurance within the MPW Group is driven by a common governance model and a common set of principles and operational methods to which each college adheres.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help our students develop their confidence, maturity, knowledge and skills, turning their academic aspirations into reality.

By creating a culture of success we ensure that our students are happy, supported and successful through outstanding lessons, continuous assessment, excellent pastoral care and extensive higher education guidance.

We therefore aim to:

  • Encourage students to have high academic aspirations
  • Work in partnership with parents to encourage a strong work ethic and the confidence and self-belief to achieve those aspirations
  • Provide a broad and flexible curriculum that allows bespoke programmes of study which reflect individual needs and allow students to cultivate their specific academic interests and aptitudes
  • Assist students in achieving high academic success through a combination of small class sizes, high quality teaching and a clear focus on learning outcomes
  • Provide an excellent system of pastoral support that is geared towards individual needs and recognises the personal and emotional challenges faced by 14 to 19 year olds
  • Guide students to make informed choices about educational progression in such a way as to maximise their chances of securing places on competitive and prestigious courses
  • Provide a friendly and informal environment in which students are encouraged to develop personal discipline and values, lead fulfilled lives and make a positive contribution to society


  • 90-92

    90-92 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5AB, UK, SW7 5AB, 90-92