SchoolDoncaster School for the Deaf - An education that is right for your child. Doncaster School for the Deaf was founded in 1829, and is one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK. 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. 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 school Belief Statement and Background Ofsted Report Admissions Our facilities Residence Safeguarding/ Support and Welfare Contact us Communication Language and Communication Speech and Language Therapy British Sign Language Audiology Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage Primary Primary Overviews English Numeracy Deaf Studies Computing Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Humanities (History & Geography) Art and Design Design and Technology Music Physical Education and Swimming Science Religious Education Secondary Secondary Overviews English Mathematics Science ICT/Computing PSHCE (Personal Social Healthy Citizenship Education) Religious Education (RE) History Geography Art Design and Technology Sixth form Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) Pupil Premium Sports Premium Useful info Dates for your Diary Professional events Statutory policies and info Work For Us For parents Term Dates and School Day Absences Parent Information Parent View Newsletters archive Uniform Local Offer and EHCPS E-Safety For pupils School Council E-Safety Activities and clubs Sports Competitions E-Learning Moving on Art Our large and well equipped Art room is at the heart of the school and a hive of creative activity. The pupil teacher ratio enables us to offer a personalised programme of study which supports each student’s strengths and allows them to develop individually whilst working alongside others in the group. The Art Department regularly organises trips to local art galleries and museums to broaden our pupils’ experience of art in the community. The department designs and makes props for school productions, uses various craft techniques for seasonal celebrations and involves children in workshops given by visiting artists and crafts people. Most pupils are encouraged to pursue Art and Design at Key Stage 4 to either GCSE or Entry Level, depending on their ability. We have enjoyed a high level of success in GCSE in recent years and are constantly striving to obtain even better results for our pupils.