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  • Donaldson's School
    Preston Road
    EH49 6HZ
  • T 01506 841900
  • F 01506 841901
  • E
  • W
  • A state special school for boys and girls. Type of SEN provision: Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Grant-maintained
  • Pupils: 47
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Usually paid by LA

What the school says...

Donaldson's School caters for pupils who are deaf, hearing impaired or have communication difficulties. All pupils have multiple and complex additional support needs. Pupils come from all over Scotland and the north of England, and have full or part-time day or residential places funded by their local authority. Donaldson's School offers primary and secondary placements and accepts pupils at any stage. Classes are taught using a variety of communication methods including British Sign Language (BSL). Pupils are supported by Donaldson's specialist staff team, which includes teachers of the deaf; specialist teachers; speech and language therapists; an occupational therapist and physiotherapist, along with specialist learning support assistants and a residential care team.

All staff work collaboratively on Donaldson's unique policy of inclusive communication which utilises a wide range of approaches to communication based on each pupils individual needs.

The school can also cater for pupils who have additional behavioural, emotional and/or physical needs. A number of Donaldsons pupils have a diagnosed syndrome, are on the autistic spectrum or have other difficulties including severe speech and language difficulties or verbal dyspraxia.

If you are interested in placing a child at Donaldson's, please contact us - Tel 01506 841900, Textphone 01506 841902, Email
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Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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