Doncaster Deaf Trust

Doncaster Deaf Trust owns and manages a nursery (0-5 years), a school (4-19 years) A college (16-25 years) and an employment unit that assists adults (18-64). The Trust also owns and manages a care home for school-aged children. 

Who we Help

Our facilities are dedicated to assisting people who have a broad range of disabilities, including; 

  • Deafness and Hearing Impairment
  • Asperger's Syndrome 
  • Autism Spectrum Conditions
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Cohen Syndrome
  • Coffin Lowry Syndrome
  • Duane Syndrome
  • Gushers Syndrome and other conditions where the primary disability is a reduced ability to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. 

You can read about a day in the life of one of our students in his own words, here

Sharing and Caring

We do much more than educate and support the children and young people who come to us. As a part of the Doncaster Community, many of our facilities are opened up for use by local charitable and community groups. Autism Plus, for example, use our sporting facilities; the guides and scouts use our swimming pool, Doncaster Community Foundation uses our facilities and our accommodation for over 200 16 & 17 year olds who take part in the National Citizenship Youth Programme and the Doncaster Lions use our accommodation for international exchange students. 

External Events

We hold lots of events here for many different groups and organisations too; The Gurkha community have used our restaurant facilities many times for their annual celebration events as have Doncaster Lions and the Rotary Club. The Caravan Club bring their members here to use our large field areas twice each year and football teams playing in the regional Hallamshire Leagues use our playing fields and sports facilities for their training sessions. We hold a lot of private parties here too; check us out: https://www.deaf-trust.co.uk/Pages/Category/hire-our-facilities

Hands Across Europe

We're involved in five different European projects and we often play host to large numbers of our European friends from 15 different countries, all of whom work within organisations like ours, helping their own deaf disabled students in their own countries. 

Come for a Visit

If you would like to come and have a look, you'd be very welcome. We're always delighted to be able to show guests around and whether your reason is simply curiosity, or whether you want to see if you could use any of our many facilities for your group, it doesn't matter. We're proud of what we do and what we achieve so the more people who know about us - the better! e-mail; [email protected] and we'll mail you back to arrange a tour.