Pupils have moved onto local colleges, the school sixth form or the Communication Specialist College Doncaster.

Outcomes

We believe deafness in itself is not a barrier, or obstacle, to learning and every pupil deserves to have the highest of expectations for achievement.

‘For the past two years, Year 11 pupils have attained five or more GCSE passes, all in academic subjects. In addition, some have gained vocational qualifications, for example in hair and beauty.’ Ofsted 2012

‘Adults are quick to identify pupils who have a gift or talent and endeavour to foster these. Work with a drama specialist has enabled talented pupils to take part in local productions. Talent in sport has resulted in pupils playing sport at county level or, for example, following a course in equine care.’ Ofsted 2012

Achieving qualifications

All curriculum work is aimed at helping pupils achieve recognised qualifications. A wide range of assessment tools and qualifications are used which include GCSE, Entry Level Certificate of Achievement, ASDAN, CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness), British Sign Language (BSL) and Unit Awards.

Careers education and guidance

The School aims to  support  local agencies in providing  balanced, impartial careers advice to pupils to help them make self-directed decisions about their future in further education, training or employment.

We make good use of our unique links with the Communication Specialist College Doncaster, a leading provider of post-16 education and training for deaf and hearing impaired people and those with additional communication or complex needs. 

The College is situated on the same grounds as the School and has extensive and well-equipped teaching rooms, modern specialist workshops and residential buildings.