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 British Sign Language British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Studies are taught by qualified Deaf tutors and teachers. Deaf Studies is timetabled for all Primary and Secondary pupils and gives children the opportunity to develop their sense of identity and belonging, knowledge of deafculture, and awareness of a wide range of communication modes. BSL qualifications are designed to develop an ability to communicate with deaf people. All pupils are encouraged to improve their signing skills and to achieve BSL qualifications. They are given opportunity to develop their BSL skills to Level 2, regardless of their preferred language. Our BSL and Deaf Studies classroom is well resourced with interactive whiteboard, video recording and access to editing equipment. We also have access to the Deaf Trust’s BSL teaching facilities.