A unique provider of day and residential placements for deaf children and young people from a national catchment area

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We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum using an innovative bilingual approach. Equal emphasis is placed on English and British Sign Language. The progress, achievement and experiences of children and young people are at the heart of our everyday practice

Paul Burrows | Headteacher

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Our school

Our story, structure and governance

Rightly proud of our provenance and looking forward to bright futures.

Our school
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From Iraq to Royal School for the Deaf Derby

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School life

The right support, at the right time, at any key stage

The very best start in life begins in our deaf, little, loud and proud pre-school playgroup. Early Years and Foundation Stage learning provides the perfect springboard to secondary then it's on to Post 16 and deciding on next steps into continuing education, employment or training.

Home from home

Outside of the school day residence is busy with extra curricular activities, trips and visits. Visiting professionals offer advice and guidance, and answer lots of questions about contemporary issues from keeping safe on social media, healthy minds and bodies. There is, of course, plenty of space to chill out and catch up with friends outside of the school day.


Help with the admissions process

We admit severely and profoundly deaf children and young people at any age between 3 and 19 including those with cochlear implants and visual impairments.


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Royal School for the Deaf Derby,
180 Ashbourne Road,
DE22 3BH

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