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 provide tailored care, supporting people with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs, and autism.
We offer day and residential placements. In addition to our school, we also provide highly specialised care and support at our specialist college.
You can take a look at our School Performance data for more information about how our performance compares with national age-related expectations.
Our values revolve around our commitment to provide the very best care and support to children with complex learning disabilities and autism.
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 Detail
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.
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