Welcome to Teenage Kicks

Here at Teenage Kicks we believe in helping young people unlock their potential so they can become the best versions of themselves.

An introduction

From our Deputy Head Teacher and Proprietor

Colin Phillips co-established Teenage Works 3 years ago and due to demand he started Teenage Kicks Ltd a year ago. He is born and bred in Manchester from Harpurhey. Before setting up the business he worked for Manchester City Council and also with FC United football club doing outreach work in the North Manchester area bringing communities and young people together through sport and engaging them in sporting activities.

He has also worked for Manchester City Council with the following schools; North Manchester School for boys, Our Lady’s RC school, St Matthews, MCA.

 Due to funding cuts within the local authority, I wanted to continue the work I had been doing and continue to provide young people a chance to gain football coaching qualifications and also to keep them engaged giving them something do and aspire to. Also to teach morals and values enabling them to respect their community.

Our Prospectus

Our Aim

  • Every young person who attends our provision goes onto attain qualifications or re-integrates back into mainstream or specialist settings.

Our Objectives

  • Provision of bespoke education packages, preparing young people for reintegration into mainstream school or move to a specialist school.
  • Provision of specialist therapeutic support to identify barriers to learning
  • Provision of holistic support through multi agency partnership working to ensure the best outcomes for the young people that we work with.


Our Mission

To provide support to young people at challenging moments of their lives to make rapid personal, social, and educational progress.

Student Voice

Teenage Kicks helped me with work. Mainstream school is like a prison, but here is more relaxed.
We go go-karting on a Wednesday.
Teenage Kicks helps me do better work. It is a quiet and safe area so no one is disturbing you. Helen teaches you Maths and Benji is the best music teacher. We get a better education to get better at GCSE’s and we get to complete offsite activities like go-karting, mechanics, and we get to go to the park and play football.

It’s better than mainstream school, they don’t just give you too much work. They give it you in smaller parts and it’s easier to do because you get lots of help rather than being left to it. My favourite lesson is English, it’s fun and the teacher is nicer. I like that they let you have a break
between lessons which helps to clear up my mind a bit before the next.

Student of Teenage Kicks 2022