Seashell is honoured and proud to have as its Patron Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Our Royal Patron and Royal Heritage
Seashell was originally established as a school for the deaf and the Royal Family has always taken a great interest in our work as a charity.
During her Diamond Jubilee in 1897, Queen Victoria conferred the title of Royal upon the Schools. In 1956 the Royal Schools for the Deaf moved to our current site in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. Since that time the needs of our student population have become increasingly complex and we reached a point where we were no longer best described as a school for the deaf.
In 2008 the charity changed its name to Seashell Trust and retains its Royal connection through Seashell Royal School Manchester and Seashell Royal College Manchester.
In recent years we have had the pleasure of welcoming several members of the Royal family to site. Notably, our Royal Patron Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, visited our charity in October 2004.
The Patron's Lunch
Our charity was one of a select few to be invited to attend the Patron's Lunch, an iconic event recognising the unrelenting support and service The Queen has given to the community over her reign.Find Out More