Royal College Manchester

Royal College Manchester is an independent, specialist further education college providing unique and tailored education for students aged between 19 and 25.   Our students have profound and complex learning and communication difficulties.  

Our approach to learning

We take a person-centred approach, identifying what motivates each young person, their interests, strengths, and aspirations and use this as a foundation for their learning. We support students to express their views which are then incorporated into planning to allow them to shape their own learning. Some students have clear ideas about what they like to do, others will need help exploring the choices available to them.

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Individualised courses

With an innovative, inspiring approach to learning that places the individual young person at the heart of all we do, our dedicated specialist staff team build communication, independence and life skills and prepare our young people for a future where they thrive.

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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, including progressive and degenerative conditions.

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Our facilities

Royal School Manchester provides state-of-the-art learning resources and highly specialised learning environments which are tailored to each individual child. Our pupils benefit from some outstanding facilities which support them in achieving their learning potential.

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Our homes

We take great pride in the homes we provide for the children and young people at our school and college who need this support. We also offer short breaks, ranging from one or two nights per week or for longer periods, depending upon specific care needs.

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Family services

We offer support for families throughout their journey with Seashell, from initial enquiry right through to planning for the long-term future.

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Seashell Active

Our sports, physical activity and wellbeing team form an important part of Seashell offering a wide range of sport, wellbeing, health and leisure activities.

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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

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Our college term dates 2021-22


Our college Ofsted Inspection Report 2017




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