Royal College Manchester is a non-maintained special needs residential and day college providing education and care for young adults aged 19 to 25 years with the most complex disabilities and health needs in the country.
Our dedicated and skilled staff team provide highly specialised care and support to ensure each student’s needs are understood and met, within a happy environment.
Our values revolve around our commitment to provide the very best care and support to children with complex learning disabilities and autism.
Our campus is based in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester and has just completed the second phase of a major redevelopment.
Our approach to learning
Taking a person-centred approach, we identify what motivates each young person, their interests, strengths, and aspirations, and use this to provide a foundation for their learning. We support and encourage students to express their views which are then incorporated into planning, allowing them to shape their own learning. Some students have clear ideas about what they like to do, whilst others will need help exploring their choices.Our Approach to Learning
Royal College Manchester educates young adults with the most complex disabilities. Our 4 college pathways offer students individualised learning opportunities based on their needs and personal preferences. We are proactive with our approach towards building communication, independence, and life skills within our students so they can better prepare for a future where they thrive.Our Pathways
Here you’ll find college term dates, key policies, inspection reports and other useful information.Find out more
Welcome to the college leadership team
College PrincipalFull Biography
Advanced Practitioner - SensoryFull Biography
Advanced Practitioner - Skills for Life and WorkFull Biography
Advanced Practitioner - InclusionFull Biography
Advanced Practitioner - EmployabilityFull Biography
Therapy and Nursing Support
Our teaching staff work alongside a specialist team of therapists and nursing staff with expertise in complex physical disabilities, sensory processing difficulties, and health needs. These include progressive and degenerative conditions.Find out more
Our college provides state-of-the-art learning resources and a highly specialised learning environment tailored to each learner. Students benefit from some outstanding facilities which support them in achieving their learning potential.Discover
We take great pride in the homes we provide for the young people who need this support. We also offer short breaks, ranging from one or two nights per week or for more extended periods, depending upon specific care needs.Find out more
We offer support for families throughout their journey with Seashell, from the initial enquiry right through to planning for the long-term future.View our Family Services
Our sports, physical activity and wellbeing team form a vital part of Seashell, offering a wide range of sport, wellbeing, health, and leisure activities. Children can enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities to learn new skills and, most importantly, have fun.All About Seashell Active
Brilliant staff have worked with our daughter – too many to name individually but all great in their own way. Sophie’s interaction with people is vastly improved