Local Offer - Mainstream and Independent Schools

Information on mainstream and independent schools in Doncaster.

Mainstream Schools

What is a mainstream school?

A mainstream school provides education for children who have a wide range of abilities. This includes children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 

The law clearly states that if a parent or carer wants their child with SEND to go to a mainstream school or college, the local authority can only refuse if:

  • The school or other institution requested is unsuitable for the age, ability, aptitude or special educational needs of the child or young person concerned, or
  • The attendance of the child or young person at the requested school would be incompatible with the provision of efficient education for others, or the efficient use of resources.

It is important to note that this does not provide a right to a specific mainstream school - it is a general right to a mainstream education. You can read more about the right to a mainstream education on the IPSEA website or in the SEND Code of Practice.

If your child does not have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), you can apply for their place in a mainstream setting by following Doncaster's process for school admissions.

What are the mainstream schools in Doncaster?

Below is a list of mainstream schools in Doncaster, along with links to their websites. 

If your child has Special Educational Needs you can read how each school identifies and supports children with special educational needs in their setting (their contribution to the Local Offer).

Infant Schools

Primary Schools

School Area SEND
Adwick Primary School Woodlands SEND Information
Arksey Primary School Arksey SEND Information
Armthorpe Shaw Wood Academy Armthorpe SEND Information
Atlas Academy Doncaster SEND Information
Auckley School Auckley SEND Information
Balby Central Primary School Balby SEND Information
Barnburgh Primary School Barnburgh SEND Information
Barnby Dun Primary Academy Barnby Dun SEND Information
Bawtry Mayflower Primary School Bawtry SEND Information
Bentley High Street Primary School Bentley SEND Information
Bentley New Village Primary School Bentley SEND Information
Bessacarr Primary Bessacarr SEND Information
Branton St Wilfrid's C Of E Primary School Branton SEND Information
Canon Popham C Of E Primary Academy Edenthorpe SEND Information
Carcroft Primary School Carcroft SEND Information
Carr Lodge Academy Balby SEND Information
Castle Academy Conisbrough SEND Information
Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy Conisbrough SEND Information
Crookesbroom Primary Academy Hatfield SEND Information
Denaby Main Primary School Denaby Main SEND Information
Dunsville Primary School Dunsville SEND Information
Edenthorpe Hall Primary Academy Edenthorpe SEND Information
Edlington Victoria Academy Edlington SEND Information
Green Top Thorne SEND Information
Hatchell Wood Primary Academy Cantley SEND Information
Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School Hatfield Woodhouse SEND Information
Hawthorn Primary School Cantley SEND Information
Hayfield Lane Primary School Auckley SEND Information
Hexthorpe Primary School Hexthorpe SEND Information
Highfields Primary Academy Highfields SEND -Information
Highwoods Academy Mexborough  SEND Information
Hill Top Academy Edlington SEND Information
Holy Family Catholic Primary School Stainforth SEND Information
Hooton Pagnell All Saints C of E Primary School Hooton Pagnell SEND Information
Intake Primary Academy Intake SEND Information
Kingfisher Primary Academy Wheatley SEND Information
Kirkby Avenue Primary School Bentley SEND Information
Lakeside Primary School Belle Vue SEND Information
Long Toft Primary School Stainforth SEND Information
Mallard Primary School Balby SEND Information
Marshland Primary School Moorends SEND Information
Mexborough St John The Baptist C of E Primary School Mexborough SEND Information
Montagu Academy Mexborough SEND Information
New Pastures Primary School Mexborough SEND Information
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School Intake SEND -Information
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School Bentley SEND Information
Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy Armthorpe SEND Information
Owston Park Primary School Skellow SEND Information
Park Primary School Wheatley SEND Information
Plover Primary School Intake SEND Information
Richmond Hill Primary Academy Sprotbrough SEND Information
Rosedale Primary School Scawsby SEND Information
Rossington St Michaels C Of E Primary School Rossington SEND Information
Sandringham Primary School Intake SEND Information
Scawthorpe Castle Hills Primary Academy Scawthorpe SEND Information
Scawthorpe Sunnyfields Primary School Scawthorpe SEND Information
Sheep Dip Lane Academy Dunscroft SEND Information
Southfield Primary Armthorpe SEND Information
St Alban's Catholic Primary School Denaby Main SEND Information
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Balby SEND Information
St Joseph & St Teresa's Catholic Primary School Woodlands SEND Information
St Joseph's School a Catholic Voluntary Academy New Rossington SEND Information
St Mary's Catholic Primary School Edlington SEND Information
St Oswald's C Of E Academy Finningley SEND Information
St Peter's Catholic Primary School Belle Vue SEND Information
Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School Stainforth SEND Information
Thorne Brooke Primary School Thorne SEND Information
Thorne King Edward Primary School Thorne SEND Information
Tickhill Estfeld Primary School Tickhill SEND Information
Tickhill St Mary's C Of E Primary & Nursery School Doncaster SEND Information
Toll Bar Primary School Toll Bar SEND Information
Town Field Primary School Doncaster SEND Information
Tranmoor Primary Armthorpe SEND Information
Travis St Lawrence C E Primary School Hatfield SEND Information
Wadworth Primary School Wadworth SEND information
Warmsworth Primary School Warmsworth SEND Information
Waverley Academy Balby SEND Information
West Road Primary School Moorends SEND Information
Willow Primary School Bessacarr SEND Information
Windhill Primary School Mexborough SEND Information
Woodfield Primary School Balby SEND Information
Woodlands Primary School Woodlands SEND Information

Junior Schools

Secondary Schools

Independent Mainstream Schools

What is an independent school?

An independent school, also known as a private school, charge fees for children to attend instead of being funded by the government. Independent schools must be registered with the government and are inspected regularly. 

Where are the independent mainstream schools in Doncaster?

There are two independent schools in Doncaster, these are:

Some independent schools offer specialist provision for children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). You can find out about these on the Specialist Provision page.


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