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  • Royal School, Manchester
    Stanley Road
    Cheadle Hulme
    Cheadle
    Cheshire
    SK8 6RQ
  • Head: Mrs Anne Gough
  • T 0161 610 0100
  • F 01616 100101
  • E info@seashelltrust.org.uk
  • W www.seashelltrust.org.uk
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 19. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; HI - Hearing Impairment; MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment; PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Stockport
  • Pupils: 48
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 27th September 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 17th October 2012

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 9th December 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Royal School Manchester is a day and residential, non-maintained special school (NMSS), offering high-quality provision for students from 2-19 years.
Students attending Royal School have profound and complex learning and communication difficulties. A significant number of our students have either single or multiple sensory impairments, as well as other individual needs associated with complex communication impairments e.g. Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Total communication

In order to meet the diverse needs of our learners we have adopted a total communication approach incorporating sign, speech, symbols (including PECS), objects of reference, photographs and real objects as appropriate to support the learning of the individual. Communication underpins everything we do.

Recently judged Outstanding (October 2012) for the second consecutive time, Royal School Manchester is regarded, as a national centre of excellence for young people with profound and complex low incidence special educational needs.

Therapy is embedded throughout the school day with school based therapists working in collaboration with teachers and support assistants to ensure a holistic approach to meeting needs.
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Special Education Needs

The Royal School for the Deaf and Communication Disorders (RSDCD) is a mixed day and residential co-educational, non maintained special school with a college department. RSDCD caters for those students who have severe and complex learning difficulties, combined with significant communication difficulties, which include very limited or no oral language. We are currently divided into three departments which have different curriculum and communication emphases: deaf/severe learning difficulties support; autism support; and multi sensory support. The delivery of the school and extended curriculum is supported by a multi disciplinary team: Educational Psychologist, SALTs, OT, Physiotherapists, Audiologist, medical staff, link worker and Musician in Residence. RSDCD have very good recent Ofsted, Ofsted ALI and CSCI inspection reports and the Post 16 department was commended 'outstanding' in 2005 HMCI report.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty Y
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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