Yorkshire Institution for the Deaf & Dumb c1920
Yorkshire Institution for the Deaf & Dumb c1920

Brief History

Doncaster Deaf Trust can trace its history back to 1829 when Reverend William Carr Fenton set up a school to help young deaf people receive an education to equip them to become self-supporting adults. 

Throughout the Trust's history, there has been a consistent belief in the importance of d/Deaf and hearing impaired children and young people receiving a specialist intervention to help them achieve their full potential. 

In order to provide the earliest possible specialist intervention and to equip young people with the knowledge and skills to succeed in employment, Doncaster Deaf Trust has overseen the development of;


You can download a PDF of 'The History of the Yorkshire Residential School for the Deaf' by clicking this link

What we offer

We deliver a full curriculum, specially adapted for children and young people with special educational needs, plus an extensive Skills for Life programme and British Sign Language. More detail can be found for each part of our operation by clicking on the links above. 

Independent Charity

We are an independent non-maintained school and college and a registered charity, so we receive no local or central money at all. You can help us to keep doing what we do, by making a donation at the top of the page.