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  • Royal School for the Deaf Derby
    Ashbourne Road
    DE22 3BH
  • Head: Mr Paul Burrows
  • T 01332 362512
  • F 01332 299708
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19. Type of SEN provision: HI - Hearing Impairment.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Derby
  • Pupils: 105
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 26th March 2019
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 29th September 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Royal School for the Deaf Derby is a child centred day and residential school which provides deaf children with access to language (English and BSL), literacy, numeracy and all curriculum areas. It promotes a strong sense of identity and through its 24 hour curriculum prepares young people for adult life. There is an evolving BSL curriculum which takes account of CACDP requirements. The school follows the National Curriculum including the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies, science and ICT initiatives, SATs, Entry Level, GCSE and a range of other external assessments. The school has a fully developed ICT network, which is used to enhance other curriculum areas. All pupils have their own email address. We have a systematic and comprehensive Deaf Studies curriculum and two speech and language therapists, who are experienced in working with deaf children, have regular sessions with all children. The educational audiologist is based in a purpose built suite and there is full time nurse based in a well equipped Health Centre Pupils are encouraged to maximise their residual hearing through the use of analogue and digital hearing aids and cochlear implants. Well qualified deaf and hearing staff work in all departments. Information is made available for staff and parents in BSL and English. Pupils in residence are encouraged to participate in deaf and hearing community activities. We have very good value added which places us in the top 5 per cent of schools nationally. In 2005 Ofsted commented: 'A very effective school...good value for money...the pupils make very good progress.'

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
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

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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