SchoolDoncaster School for the Deaf - An education that is right for your child. Doncaster School for the Deaf was founded in 1829, which makes us one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK and we are proud of our long history and achievements. We provide a pupil-centered approach to education from the earliest years up to the age of 19. All pupils have an Education and Health Care Plan, which ensures that we know exactly what we need to do to meet their special educational needs. Although we are based in Doncaster, we are a national resource and pupils come to us via local authorities from all over the UK. We offer a safe and nurturing environment in which children can learn and communicate effectively to achieve their goals. Our schoolBelief Statement and BackgroundOfsted ReportAdmissionsOur facilitiesResidenceSafeguarding/ Support and WelfareContact usCommunicationLanguage and CommunicationSpeech and Language TherapyBritish Sign LanguageAudiologyCurriculumEYFSPrimaryCurriculum Plans-PrimarySecondaryCurriculum Plans-SecondarySixth formSpiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC)Pupil PremiumSports PremiumE-SafetyUseful infoStatutory policies and infoWork For UsFor parentsTerm Dates and School DayAbsencesParent Information and PackNewsletters archiveUniformLocal Offer and EHCPSFor pupilsSchool CouncilE-SafetyActivities and clubsE-LearningMoving on Admissions Doncaster School for the Deaf provides high quality education from 4 years up to 19-year-old pupils. Some pupils have additional needs. All have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) to meet their special educational needs. Pupils are individually assessed for suitability to attend and we admit pupils throughout the year and at any time during their school career. Please contact us to arrange a school visit where you can see our provision and meet some of our staff and pupils. Most parents, carers and local authorities benefit from personal visits. Pupils will be invited for a short assessment period prior to admission and we aim to liaise with other educational settings to provide a smooth transition. Fees to our school are paid by the relevant local authority and education funding agency. The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) provides valuable support and advice to families when considering specialist placements.