Region Overview

The North West is the third most-populated region in the United Kingdom, with over seven million people making up 13 per cent of the UK’s total inhabitants. It occupies 5,469 square miles with the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside contained within. The North West extends from the Scottish Borders, in the north, to the West Midlands, in the south, and is bounded to the east by the Pennines and to the west by the Irish Sea.

There are around 345,000 pupils in the North West at secondary school, which are mainly comprehensive apart from Trafford, which is wholly selective. Lancashire consistently achieves some of the best results in the country at A level and has some grammar schools, as do Wirral, Liverpool and Cumbria.

Area Opportunities and Key Stats

Key Stats

  • Franchise Type:New

  • Cost of Investment:£18,500 plus VAT

  • Population of region:30,000 children of tutoring age in each catchment area.

  • The sale includes:Five-year franchise agreement

Area opportunities

Manchester is the biggest city in the North West, where well over half a million live while its closest counterpart, Liverpool, has close to 500,000 residents.

The Greater Manchester Urban Area, which Manchester is a part of, accounts for over 2.5 million of the North West’s population.

Its wider metropolitan economy is the second-largest in the UK, with the biggest office market outside of London.

Manchester’s three universities are grouped around Oxford Road, making up Europe’s most substantial urban higher-education precinct.

Liverpool also has three universities and a further education college, to supplement the state schools that are already in place.

Other Cities and Towns

Preston is the third most-populated city in the North West, although the towns of Blackpool and Warrington have a superior amount of residents.

Warrington, in Cheshire, has now reached a settlement of over 210,000, with two colleges and 14 high schools found in the borough.

Other cities in the North West include Salford, Chester, Lancaster and Carlisle, although only Salford has a population of over 100,000.

The towns of Sale and Bolton are larger while Stockport, Rochdale, Blackburn, Wigan, St Helens and Wythenshawe are of similar size.

The cities of Chester and Lancaster are in Cheshire and Lancashire respectively, while Carlisle is the only city in Cumbria.

Population of 490,000+
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
Population of 200,000+
  • Warrington
Population of 140,000+
  • Blackpool
Population of 120,000+
  • Preston
  • Sale
  • Bolton
Population of 100,000+
  • Stockport
  • Rochdale
  • Blackburn
  • Wigan
  • St Helens
  • Wythenshawe
  • Salford
Other Notable Areas
  • Chester
  • Lancaster
  • Carlisle
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