Information on schools, colleges, alternate provision and education support services for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their carers.
Schools in Doncaster
Below is a list of schools in Doncaster and links to their websites. If you would like to read a school's contribution to the local offer, you can do so here.
|Askern Moss Road Infant School||Askern||www.mossroad.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Grange Lane Infant Academy||New Rossington||www.gliacademy.org.uk|
|Kirk Sandall Infant School||Kirk Sandall||www.ksinfantschool.co.uk|
|Littlemoor Children's Centre And School||Askern||www.askernlittlemoor.co.uk|
|Norton Infant School||Norton||www.norton-inf.uk|
|Rossington Tornedale Infant School||New Rossington||www.tornedaleinfantschool.co.uk|
|Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School||Scawsby||www.saltersgate-inf.doncaster.sch.uk/|
|Sprotbrough Orchard Infant School||Sprotbrough||www.orchardinfants.wordpress.com|
|Adwick Primary School||Woodlands||www.adwickprimary.doncaster.sch.uk/|
|Arksey Primary School||Arksey||www.arkseyprimary.co.uk|
|Armthorpe Shaw Wood Academy||Armthorpe||www.shawwoodacademy.co.uk|
|Balby Central Primary School||Balby||www.balbycentralprimary.co.uk|
|Barnburgh Primary School||Barnburgh||www.barnburghprimary.co.uk|
|Barnby Dun Primary Academy||Barnby Dun||www.barnbydunprimaryacademy.co.uk|
|Bawtry Mayflower Primary School||Bawtry||www.bawtrymayflower.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Bentley High Street Primary School||Bentley||www.bentleyhighstreet.co.uk|
|Bentley New Village Primary School||Bentley||www.bentleynewvillage.co.uk|
|Branton St Wilfrid's C Of E Primary School||Branton||www.branton-st-wilfrids-primary.co.uk|
|Canon Popham C Of E Primary Academy||Edenthorpe||www.canonpopham.schnet.org|
|Carcroft Primary School||Carcroft||www.carcroftprimary.co.uk/|
|Carr Lodge Academy||Balby||www.carrlodgeacademy.org|
|Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy||Conisbrough||www.ivanhoeschool.co.uk|
|Crookesbroom Primary Academy||Hatfield||www.cpacademy.org.uk|
|Denaby Main Primary School||Denaby Main||www.astreadenabymain.org|
|Dunsville Primary School||Dunsville||www.dunsville.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Edenthorpe Hall Primary Academy||Edenthorpe||www.edenthorpehall.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Edlington Victoria Academy||Edlington||www.edlingtonvictoria.co.uk/|
|Hatchell Wood Primary Academy||Cantley||www.hatchellwood.realsmartcloud.com|
|Hatfield Sheep Dip Lane Primary School||Dunscroft||www.sheepdiplane.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School||Hatfield Woodhouse||www.hatfieldwoodhouse.org.uk|
|Hawthorn Primary School||Cantley||www.hawthorn.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Hayfield Lane Primary School||Auckley||www.hayfieldlane.org|
|Hexthorpe Primary School||Hexthorpe||www.hexthorpe.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Highfields Primary Academy||Highfields||http://www.highfieldspa.org.uk|
|Hill Top Academy||Edlington||www.hilltop-primary.co.uk/|
|Hillside Academy||Denaby Main||www.hillsideacademy.org|
|Holy Family Catholic Primary School||Stainforth||www.holyfamily.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Hooton Pagnell All Saints Church Of England Primary School.||Hooton Pagnell||www.hpcofe.co.uk|
|Intake Primary Academy||Intake||www.astreaintake.org|
|Kingfisher Primary Academy||Wheatley||www.kingfisherprimary.co.uk|
|Kirkby Avenue Primary School||Bentley||www.kirkbyavenueprimaryschool.co.uk|
|Lakeside Primary School||Belle Vue||www.lakesidedoncaster.com|
|Long Toft Primary School||Stainforth||www.longtoft-doncaster.co.uk|
|Mallard Primary School||Balby||http://www.mallardprimary.com/|
|Marshland Primary School||Moorends||www.marshland.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Mexborough St John The Baptist C Of E Primary School||Mexborough||www.mexboroughstjohn.co.uk|
|New Pastures Primary School||Mexborough||www.newpasturesprimaryschool.co.uk|
|Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School||Intake||www.ourladymountcarmel.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School||Bentley||www.ourladys.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy||Armthorpe||www.ourladysorrows.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Owston Park Primary School||Skellow||www.owston.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Park Primary School||Wheatley||www.parkprimary.greenschoolsonline.co.uk/|
|Plover Primary School||Intake||www.plover.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Richmond Hill Primary Academy||Sprotbrough||www.richmond.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Rosedale Primary School||Scawsby||www.rosedale.doncaster.sch.uk/|
|Rossington St Michaels C Of E Primary School||Rossington||www.rossingtonstmichaelscofe.org.uk|
|Sandringham Primary School||Intake||www.sandringham.school|
|Scawthorpe Castle Hills Primary School||Scawthorpe||www.castlehills.org.uk|
|Scawthorpe Sunnyfields Primary School||Scawthorpe||www.sunnyfields.doncaster.sch.uk|
|St Alban's Catholic Primary School||Denaby Main||www.st-albans.doncaster.sch.uk|
|St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School||Balby||www.xavier.doncaster.sch.uk|
|St Joseph & St Teresa's Catholic Primary School||Woodlands||www.sjst.co.uk|
|St Joseph's School a Catholic Voluntary Academy||New Rossington||www.st-josephs.doncaster.sch.uk|
|St Mary's Catholic Primary School||Edlington||www.st-marys-pri.doncaster.sch.uk/|
|St Oswald's C Of E Academy||Finningley||www.stoswaldsacademy.co.uk|
|St Peter's Catholic Primary School||Belle Vue||www.stpeterdoncaster.co.uk/|
|Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School||Stainforth||www.kirtonlane.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Thorne Brooke Primary School||Thorne||www.thornebrooke.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Thorne King Edward Primary School||Thorne||www.kingedward.doncaster.sch.uk/|
|Tickhill Estfeld Primary School||Tickhill||www.estfeld.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Tickhill St Mary's C Of E Primary & Nursery School||Doncaster||www.tickhillstmarys.co.uk|
|Toll Bar Primary School||Toll Bar||www.tollbar.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Town Field Primary School||Doncaster||www.townfield.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Travis St Lawrence C E Primary School||Hatfield||www.travis.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Wadworth Primary School||Wadworth||www.wadworthprimary.org.uk|
|Warmsworth Primary School||Warmsworth||www.warmsworth.doncaster.sch.uk|
|West Road Primary School||Moorends||www.westrd.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Windhill Primary School||Mexborough||www.windhillprimary.co.uk|
|Woodfield Primary School||Balby||www.woodfieldprimaryschool.co.uk|
|Woodlands Primary School||Woodlands||www.woodlandsprimary.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Askern Spa Junior School||Askern||www.askernspa.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Copley Junior School||Sprotbrough||www.copley.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Kirk Sandall Junior School||Kirk Sandall||www.kirksandalljunior.schooljotter2.com/|
|Morley Place Academy||Conisbrough||www.morleyplace.org.uk|
|Norton Junior School||Norton||www.norton-jun.doncaster.sch.uk/|
|Pheasant Bank Academy||New Rossington||www.pheasantbankacademy.org.uk|
|Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School||Scawsby||www.saltersjun.doncaster.sch.uk|
|Ash Hill Academy||Hatfield||www.ashhillacademy.org.uk|
|Astrea Academy Woodfields||Balby||www.astreawoodfields.org/|
|De Warenne Academy||Conisbrough||www.dewarenne.org.uk|
|Don Valley Academy||Scawthorpe||www.donvalleyacademy.org.uk|
|Hall Cross Academy Lower School||Bessacarr||www.hallcrossacademy.co.uk/|
|Hall Cross Academy Upper School||Doncaster||www.hallcrossacademy.co.uk|
|Outwood Academy Adwick||Woodlands||www.outwood.com|
|Outwood Academy Danum||Intake||www.danum.outwood.com|
|Rossington All Saints Academy||New Rossington||www.theallsaints.net|
|Sir Thomas Wharton Academy||Edlington||www.stwcc.co.uk|
|The Hayfield School||Auckley||www.thehayfieldschool.co.uk|
|The McAuley Catholic High School||Doncaster||www.mcauley.org.uk|
|Balby Sycamore Hall School||Balby||www.sycamorehallschool.co.uk/|
|Doncaster School for the Deaf and Communication Specialist College||Bennetthorpe||www.deaf-trust.co.uk/school|
|Hill House School||Auckley||www.hillhouse.doncaster.sch.uk|
Special Schools within Doncaster
Some children have long term, significant and complex needs and will require an Education, Health and Care Plan specifying a specialist placement within one of Doncaster’s special schools. To meet this level of exceptional need the Local Authority maintains 5 special schools:
|School||Specialises In||Age Range|
|Coppice School||Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) |
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
|3 - 19 years|
|Heatherwood School||Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) |
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)
|3 - 19 years|
|North Ridge School||Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)||3 - 19 years|
|Pennine View School||Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)||7 - 16 years|
|Stone Hill School||Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD)||5 - 16 years|
Specialist Outreach Support from Special Schools
- Severe Learning Difficulties and P Levels from North Ridge
- Moderate Learning Difficulties from Pennine View
- Autism Spectrum Condition from Stonehill
- Physical Difficulties and Access from Heatherwood
- Serve Learning Difficulties and complex autism from Coppice
Independent and non-maintained special schoolsThe Department for Education's (DfE) list of approved independent special schools, non-maintained special schools and post 16 institution providers is known as Section 41.
If a child’s parent or a young person makes a request for a particular nursery, school or post-16 institution in these groups the local authority must comply with that preference and name the school or college in the EHC plan unless:
• it would be unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or SEN of the child or young person, or
• the attendance of the child or young person there would be incompatible with the efficient education of others, or the efficient use of resources.
The child’s parent or the young person may also make representations for places in non-maintained early years provision or at independent schools or independent specialist colleges or other post-16 providers that are not on the list located on the link below and the Local Authority must consider their request. The Local Authority is not under the same conditional duty to name the provider but must have regard to the general principle that children should be educated in accordance with their parents’ wishes, so long as this is compatible with the provision of efficient instruction and training and does not mean unreasonable public expenditure. The Local Authority should be satisfied that the institution would admit the child or young person before naming it in a plan since these providers are not subject to the duty to admit a child or young person even if named in their plan.
The 2016/17 Student Finance England DSAs guidance documents for new and continuing students is available at the following link: www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/policy-information/guidance-chapters
Doncaster School for the Deaf
We are a non-maintained day and boarding school for deaf children from the ages 4-19 years .
Our pupils access a full curriculum delivered by Teachers of the Deaf in small class groups. In addition, we provide British Sign Language and Deaf Studies tuition, Speech and Language Therapy, Medical and Audiology services.
The school has bright modern classrooms and excellent sports facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool.
We develop pupil communication skills including British Sign Language (BSL), Sign Supported English (SSE) or spoken English enabling them to develop internalised language and effective thought processes. Languages and cultures of both Deaf and Hearing communities are valued and respected.
Please visit the schools website or contact us directly for further information or to arrange a visit.
T: 01302 386733
Communication Specialist College - Doncaster
Communication Specialist College is a leading national vocational specialist college. We offer a wide range of programmes for students with communication needs which include Deafness/Hearing Impairment, Autistic Spectrum Condition and Learning Disabilities and Difficulties. There are a range of courses for those who want to gain job and life –related qualifications and for those who need to gain independence and develop their social skills. We cater for all abilities and learning styles, offering pathways to suit every ambition. Our work pathway provides a distinctive, industry-focused learning environment for students who aim to enter employment whilst our life pathway and living pathway are designed to maximize personal and social development.
T: 01302 386700
Alternative Provision settings are places that provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school.
Doncaster Council arrange education for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education. Schools will arrange education for pupils to improve their behaviour at an off-site location
On our journey to becoming the most child friendly borough in the country, and in line with the recommendations and themes identified in the One Doncaster Report and the Children and Young People’s Plan (2017-2020), Doncaster Council has a very strong commitment to ensuring that we are well positioned to provide an inclusive education system for all children and young people, including those with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).
Research tells us that all too often children and young people attending alternative provision struggle to access further education, employment or training in a way that supports their future social mobility. Many are also at higher risk of living with low self-esteem and poor mental health. In order to effectively fulfil our responsibilities and to make sure that the provision we offer is responsive to pupils’ individual learning styles and aspirations. We are keen to embrace innovation and the great diversity of specialist provision which is available to improve the outcomes for children and young people across the Borough.
A range of services will be offered within the packages to cater for children and young people who have specified additional needs relating to high risk, children with medical and mental health needs, children who can’t cope with a full-time curriculum, children missing in education, learners who find themselves marginalised from conventional schools because of their behaviour or other challenges (including Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH), children who are needing complementary work to reengage back into the community/school settings and school phobic children.
Learners may need to access specialist alternative education provision when:
- They need support to reengage with their learning
- They need support to re-integrate into a mainstream setting
- They need a specialist assessment of need relating to SEMH and/or episodes of challenging behaviour
- They require a specialised or bespoke education offer which may include alternative education
- They are unable to access full time, mainstream education for any clearly identified reason within the scope of the Fair Access Panel the Inclusion Panel.
- They do not yet have an agreed school place and therefore require a package of support until such a placement is identified
- They need support to accelerate their progress as a result of gaps in learning.
- They have social, emotional or mental health need that is impacting significantly on their school placement,
- They are on the verge of exclusion or referral to a Pupil Referral Unit and need specialist intervention to moderate their behaviour
- They have poor school attendance which is having a detrimental impact on their academic progress
Learners may also need access to therapeutic services and/or counselling. Schools can make a referral to access services or alternative provision via Inclusion Panel by completing the relevant paperwork within timescales set out in the Inclusion panel Terms of Reference document. This should include clear evidence of Assess Plan Do Review (APDR) cycles.
Doncaster's Maintained Alternative Provision
Maple Medical Service
There are five areas of Maple:
• JASP (Joint Agency Support Provision). This is for pupils accessing CAMHS support at tier 3. This is situated in Balby.
• The Young Parents Centre. This is for school age mothers and mothers to be and their babies. This is situated in Balby.
• The Hospital School, which caters for children who are in hospital. This is situated in the Women and Children’s hospital at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Link education centre, which caters for children who are too ill to attend mainstream but are not in hospital. This is situated in Balby.
• Home tuition, This is for pupils who are too ill for mainstream or Link and need to be educated at home. The Centre aims to help pupils prepare for return to mainstream school or for the requirements of the adult world.
The Levett School
Doncaster's Approved Providers
Big Picture Learning
What is Big Picture Doncaster?
Big Picture Doncaster (BPD) is a school based in Bentley that delivers an alternative model of education called Big Picture Learning. Big Picture Learning aims to re-engage secondary school students who have disengaged with mainstream school. BPD places students directly at the centre of their learning and focuses on their passions and interests to create an education plan that is unique to them. In years 10 and 11, every student spends two days a week in an 'interest-led internship', which allows them to apply their learning in a real world setting. The school can offer places for up to 60 children at any one time.
Who can attend Big Picture Doncaster?
The target cohort for the school are pupils who are at risk of achieving poor outcomes and are exhibiting behaviours that demonstrate that they are disengaged with learning.
Students must meet TWO of the following criteria to be eligible to attend:
- More than 15 days fixed term exclusion in the last three years
- Have been persistently absent (attendance level below 90%) over the last three terms
- Have unmet potential - based on a teacher assessment of under-performance vs expected progress as assessed at key stage one.
In addition they must also have experienced a minimum of TWO of the additional criteria below:
- They have a designated named social worker
- Their family has had an Early Help Assessment eligible referral in the last 12 months
- They have had an eligible referral to CAMHS at Tier 2 or above accepted, or have engaged with CAMHS in the last 12 months
- They have had interaction with Youth Offending Services and has had an eligible referral to EPIC in the last 12 months.
How can pupils attend Big Picture Doncaster?
Applications for places at Big Picture Doncaster must be made through the Secondary Inclusion Panel. The child's school refers the child to the panel, who make a recommendation based on whether they meet the eligibility criteria and would benefit from the school. The child and their family are then engaged and allowed to decide whether they would like to attend the school and are invited to make an application to attend.
- BPL - FAQs for schools
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- BPL - information adults
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- BPL - FAQs for parents and carers
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- BPL - Information students
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- BPL - FAQs for children
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North Bridge Enterprise College - Independent Specialist Provision
North Bridge Enterprise College is an independent specialist provision which caters for students aged 14-16yrs with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The College provides an alternative education programme for those students who are at risk of exclusion due to their challenging behaviour.
St Wilfrid's Academy
St Wilfrid’s Academy is an alternative provision school that supports students from Delta Academies and Doncaster Local Authority schools across Key stage 1 to 4.
Providers on Doncaster's AP Framework
- AP Panel cards
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- The Organisation of Learning Provision in Doncaster December 2017 (Strategy Document)-2
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