Seashell Royal College Manchester is included in the list of over 100 schools and colleges affected by Reinforced Aerated Autoclave Concrete (RAAC), shared by the Department for Education (DfE) earlier this week.

We were invited to appear on ITV and BBC news last night (Thursday 7th September) to discuss the impact this has had on our students, staff and the future of Royal College Manchester. We were also interviewed by BBC Manchester Radio and Hits Radio Manchester – a busy day for our team!

Some of our students and staff relocated earlier this year to our former school building, Dockray, with the remaining joining them this week, to start the new academic year together under one roof.

The move, and interim refurbishment of Dockray has cost the Trust £1 million, and although we are fortunate to have had an alternative building to move students into – the space is not designed to accommodate our students, who have the most complex needs and disabilities.

We are very proud of the progress we have made so far with the transformation of our campus, and we are incredibly thankful to you, our supporters who have helped us provide the children and young adults that we support with the very best facilities and experiences. We hope that you will join us on the next phase of our Transforming Lives Appeal – we now face the significant challenge of raising £10 million to build a new college, with £1.5 million raised to date.