Royal School Manchester

Royal School Manchester is a day and residential, non-maintained special school (NMSS), offering high-quality provision for students from 2-19 years.

Students attending Royal School have profound and complex learning and communication difficulties.  A significant number of our students have either single or multiple sensory impairments, as well as other individual needs associated with complex communication impairments e.g. Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Total communication

In order to meet the diverse needs of our learners we have adopted a total communication approach incorporating sign, speech, symbols (including PECS), objects of reference,  photographs and real objects as appropriate to support the learning of the individual.  Communication underpins everything we do.

Recently judged ‘Outstanding’ (October 2012) for the second consecutive time, Royal School Manchester is regarded, as a national centre of excellence for young people with profound and complex low incidence special educational needs. For a copy of the report click here.

Therapy is embedded throughout the school day with school based therapists working in collaboration with teachers and support assistants to ensure a holistic approach to meeting needs.

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