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Doncaster School for the Deaf

Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY, South Yorkshire

01302 386733



Doncaster School for the Deaf
School type Non-maintained (Special) Coeducational Boarding and Day
Founded 1829
Special Needs BESD, CP, Deaf, DYSL, GLD, Hlmp, MLD, Physlmp, PMLD, SLD, SPLD, SpeechLD, VIS
Executive Principal Mr Alan W Robinson
Co-ed Age Range 4-19
Number of pupils 32
Number of boys 20
Number of girls 12
Fees On request
Associations NASS

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible to all our pupils, providing smooth progression and continuity through all Key Stages.

The language and communication policy at Doncaster School for the Deaf is a pupil-centred approach, based on their method of preferred communication. We aim to meet the needs of pupils who communicate through British Sign Language (BSL) or English.

The School has a full-time Audiologist, Speech and Language Therapists and a team of Teaching Assistants as well as an on-site fully qualified Nurse. Most teachers are experienced and qualified teachers of the deaf.

Provision for resident pupils is in a modern comfortable house sympathetically converted to provide high standards of living accommodation.

Qualifications include A Levels, AS Levels, GCSE, Entry Level Certificate of Achievement, ASDAN unit Awards and Signature (BSL). The school believes that the school curriculum should be broad, balanced and personalised in order to reflect the needs of each pupil and to nurture a lifelong desire to learn. In addition to curriculum subjects pupils access speech therapy, BSL lessons and Deaf Studies. Some KS4 and KS5 pupils are able to access vocational courses as part of the 14-19 curriculum.

The School works in partnership with Little Learners Day Nursery and Communication Specialist College Doncaster (formerly Doncaster College for the Deaf) which share the same campus.

We have close links with parents, and other professionals.

The school occupies a large, pleasant site. A superb sports hall, heated indoor swimming pool and extensive playing fields. The school welcomes visitors.