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  • Doncaster School for the Deaf
    Leger Way
    Doncaster
    South Yorkshire
    DN2 6AY
  • Head: Mr Alan Robinson
  • T 01302 386733
  • F 01302 361808
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.ddt-dsd.org.uk
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 19. Type of SEN provision: HI - Hearing Impairment.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Doncaster
  • Pupils: 32
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 2
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 15th May 2018
    • 2 Full inspection 15th January 2015

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 20th June 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Doncaster School for the Deaf is a non-maintained day and boarding school for deaf children. Pupils access a full curriculum delivered by Teachers of the Deaf in small class groups. In addition, the school provides British Sign Language and Deaf Studies tuition, Speech and Language Therapy , Medical and Audiology services.
Ofsted recognise that the curriculum is well adapted to the needs of deaf pupils. Ofsted noted that the behaviour of pupils ,their attitude to learning and the school's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.
Pupils are admitted to the school at any point in their education and at different times during the school year.
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What the parents say...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The Good Schools Guide writes: Doncaster School for the Deaf is an independent special school catering for pupils with hearing impairments. Pupils may have additional needs including social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, visual impairment or physical disabilities. The school uses a bilingual approach, giving equal status to British Sign Language (BSL) and English. The school was inspected by OFSTED in June 2005 and placed in special measures.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
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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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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most years
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sometimes, but not in this year


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