Our Ofsted report

Judged ‘Outstanding’ (October 2016) for the third consecutive time, Royal School Manchester is well regarded as a national centre of excellence for young people with profound and complex low incidence special educational needs.

"Your school is a happy place to learn"

"We were struck by the warmth of the relationships between staff and pupils"

"All aspects of the school’s work are outstanding. Outstanding teaching for pupils of all ages ensures their outstanding achievement and rapid and sustained progress, particularly in communication and independence skills"

"Students make exceptional progress, gaining strongly in confidence and independence. This is the result of the exemplary curriculum and outstanding teaching"

"Teachers know their pupils exceptionally well and plan activities which meet pupils’ individual needs exactly"

"The school makes excellent use of information and communication technology (ICT), signing, symbols, photographs, tactile cues and the spoken word both to present information and to encourage pupils’ response"

"Students in the sixth form make outstanding progress, so that they are very well prepared for the future, for example, by being able to work with others to shop for and to prepare a meal. All students also undertake successful work experience, whether in the school or, for a few, with external employers. Parents comment that their children have achieved more than they ever thought possible by the time they reach the sixth form."