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Every key stage matters

With a team of experts around every child and young person we offer the right support, in the right place, at the right time at every key stage of school life.

From early years to adulthood

Every stage in school life is a key stage

With over 100 well behaved, hard working children on roll we know that all of them are as bright and brilliant as their non-deaf peers. An excellent provision from early years to adulthood, our community is diverse, clever, vibrant, fun.

Deaf, little, loud and proud

Providing the best start in life

Our pre school deaf little, loud and proud group provides the best start in life. Opportunities to access to language, help and support for parents and carers and chat to our in house experts that make up team around each child. The group meets each Wednesday morning from 9.30am - 11am. Why not come along?

Making the most of day-to-day learning opportunities

Listening, talking, playing, singing, and sharing books and stories together

From September 2023 we'll be delivering the Peep Learning Together Programme to help parents, carers and practitioners make the most of everyday opportunities to develop and learn through play.

Early years

A secure foundation

The Early Years and Foundation Stage framework is very much alive at RSD Derby. Consistently good quality teaching and learning makes sure all children make good progress. Planned learning and development activities provide a secure foundation. Partnership working with parents and carers and equality of opportunity ensure no deaf child is left behind.

Early Years

Taught in small groups by qualified Teachers of the Deaf

A highly specialist team of Speech and Language Therapists lead and embed phonics into every day classroom practice enabling all children to learn speaking, listening and wider communication skills.


Learning for life

The team around each child ensures their experiences and progress are at the heart of our everyday practice.

Post 16

Ready, steady, go

With a range of vocational and non vocational courses available, young people enjoy the same opportunities and experiences as their non-deaf peer group

Post 16

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

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