Royal School Manchester is a non-maintained special needs school, based in Manchester, offering outstanding education and care for students aged two to 19. We offer day and residential placements. Our students come to us from across the UK and have profound and complex learning and communication difficulties. Each child is different with different needs, so our approach is to tailor our education and curriculum to support the individual.
We offer tailored care and support for those with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs, and autism.
You can take a look at our School Performance data for more information about how our performance compares with national age-related expectations.
Useful Information and Policies
Address Royal School Manchester, Seashell, Stanley Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 6RQ
Telephone 0161 610 0100
Contact Emma Houldcroft (Headteacher)
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Seashell focuses on the extended family that cares for each one of our students and residents and about the difference that can be made to all those connected lives. We strive to include the whole family and the wider community in the life experience of our children and young people
Assessment and Admission Policy
At Seashell, we focus on delivering the best life outcomes for our students, their families and their communities. We reach this objective by providing high quality, coordinated and seamless specialist education, therapy and care with a fully embedded positive behaviour support plan.
Positive Behaviour Management
The purpose of this procedure is to record details of all compliments and formal complaints received from service users and to provide a process to resolve formal complaints nearest their point of origin and prevent potential formal complaints escalating.
Compliments and Complaints Policy
This policy has been produced to ensure members of staff, children and young people, volunteers, contractors, and visitors are aware of the duties placed upon the charity by equality legislation and regulations. It is a comprehensive policy to explain the background, law, and our intentions together with our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Equality and Diversity Policy
Our approach to learning
With a safe, calm learning environment tailored to their specific needs, students can develop and progress to their full potential here at Royal School Manchester. Key to our school’s success is the strength of the relationship our dedicated staff have with each and every child.Tailored Learning
Learning at Royal School Manchester is tailored to each child, with their individual needs, strengths and preferences shaping both the way in which they learn as well as their learning environment. Students’ progress is measured against themselves rather than their peers. Each individual child is unique with a personalised set of goals.Curriculum Rights
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.Health Support
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.Discover Our Facilities
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.See More
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We offer support for families throughout their journey with Seashell, from initial enquiry right through to planning for the long-term future.Find Out More
Our sports, physical activity and wellbeing team form an important part of Seashell offering a wide range of sport, wellbeing, health and leisure activities.All About Seashell Active
Without a doubt, the key to Elliot’s happiness and his successes at the school has been down to the care, skills, commitment and expertise of everyone there.