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Information on schools, colleges, alternate provision and education support services for people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their carers.

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Schools in Doncaster

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

Junior Schools

Secondary Schools

Independent Schools 

Private schools (also known as 'independent schools') charge fees to attend instead of being funded by the government. Private schools must be registered with the government and are inspected regularly.

School Area
Balby Sycamore Hall School Balby
Doncaster School for the Deaf and Communication Specialist College Bennetthorpe
Hill House. School  Auckley

DfE - Find and compare schools in England 

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A Parents Guide to School Inspections

The leaflet gives information on why, how long and when Ofsted inspects, and also how parents and carers can share their views.

It applies to:

  • all maintained schools including special schools and pupil referral units
  • academies
  • city technology colleges
  • city colleges for the technology of the arts
  • some non-maintained special schools in England

A Parents Guide to School Inspections 

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 (LA) maintains 5 special schools. In addition to the 5 special schools maintained by the LA, Nexus Multi-Academy Trust runs the new Special School in Doncaster, Bader Academy.

School Specialises In Age Range Telephone
Bader Academy Communication and Interaction 5 - 19 years 01302 433003
Coppice School Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
3 - 19 years 01302 844883
Heatherwood School Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD)
3 - 19 years 01302 322044
North Ridge School Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) 3 - 19 years 01302 720790
Pennine View School Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) 7 - 16 years 01709 864978
Stone Hill School Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) 5 - 16 years 01302 800090

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 Schools

The 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.

Doncaster School for the Deaf

Doncaster School for the Deaf is 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. 

Tel: 01302 386733
Email: jgoodman@ddt-deaf.org.uk

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.  

Tel: 01302 386700
Email: admissions@cscd.ac.uk

Alternative Provision

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).

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 embrace innovation. This means that we commission a diverse range of specialist provision in and around the local area.

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

Maple Medical is a split site ‘Pupil Referral Unit’ (Short Stay School) which serves the whole of the Doncaster area. All the pupils who attend the Centre have medical needs.

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.

Tel: 01302 572796
Email: admin@maplemedicalpru.co.uk 

The Levett School

The Levett School is a Pupil Referral Unit that provides short and long term provision for pupils who require additional support for their behaviour. The centre is a through PRU and caters for pupils from Reception to year 9 with the aim of returning pupils back to mainstream education.

Lower School
Upper School

Doncaster's Approved Providers

Providers on Doncaster's Alternative Provision (AP) Framework

This booklet contains information relating to alternative providers who have been approved and are able to use the Local Authority Alternative Provision framework. Currently there are a total of 23 providers. 

Alternative Provision Provider Booklet - October 2021
Download (1.21MB - PDF)

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. They offer a bespoke holistic curriculum to learners, based around an academic timetable following the National Curriculum at KS2 and KS3 and GCSEs and vocational placements at KS4, along with a range of therapeutic interventions and enrichment opportunities to support positive engagement with learning and to develop emotional wellbeing. St Wilfrid's provide both short term assessment placements (6 weeks) and long term places for students with more complex needs. 

Vega College

Vega College is a new provision in Doncaster for Key Stage 4 students. Currently based inside the NCATI building, Vega has a real college feel which offers an alternative to the mainstream secondary setting. Students will access a flexible blend of provision which will include access to their mainstream school curriculum for two days per week, a work placement for at least one day per week and access to core GCSE subjects at Vega. 

Big Picture Doncaster

Big Picture Doncaster offers bespoke learning packages for children in years 7 and 8 who have so far struggled to meaningfully engage with a more traditional offer. This is delivered through a relational approach that enables us to devise a curriculum that is relevant to the learner, and in doing so build in challenge and rigour.

Out of Area Specialist Provision


Name Age Range Address Telephone Specialises In
Abbey School 5 - 19 years Little Common Lane, Kimberworth, Rotherham, S61 2RA 01709 740074

MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Complex Learning Difficulty

Abbeywood School 10 - 18 years Rother Way, Hellaby Industrial Estate, Rotherham, S66 8QN 01709 916900 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Hill Top School 2 - 19 years Larch Road, Maltby, Rotherham, S66 8AZ 01709 813386 SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Kelford School 2 - 19 years Oakdale Road, Kimberworth, Rotherham, S61 2NU 01709 512088 SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Milton School 5 - 16 years Storey Street, Swinton, Mexborough, S64 8QG 01709 570246 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Newman School 2 - 19 years East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S60 3LX 01709 828262 SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
HI - Hearing Impairment
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
PD - Physical Disability
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
The Willows School 7 - 19 years Locksley Drive, Thurcroft, Rotherham, S66 9NT 01709 542539 SLCN - Speech, language and Communication
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty


Name Age Range Address Telephone Specialises In
Becton School 5 - 18 years Sevenairs Road, Beighton, Sheffield, S20 1NZ 01143 053121 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Bents Green School 11 - 19 years Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, S11 7TB 01142 363545 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Brantwood Specialist School 7 - 19 years 1 Kenwood Bank, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1NU 01142 589062 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Heritage Park School 6 - 16 years Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield, S2 2RU 01142 796850 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Holgate Meadows School 6 - 16 years Lindsay Road, Sheffield, S5 7WE 01142 456305 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Mossbrook School 4 - 11 years Bochum Parkway, Sheffield, S8 8JR 01142 372768 OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Norfolk Park School 3 - 11 years Archdale Road, Sheffield, S2 1PL 01142 726165 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Paces High Green School for Conductive Education 3 - 18 years Paces High Green Centre, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY 01142 845298 PD - Physical Disability
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Phoenix School of Therapeutic Education 11 - 17 years 83 East Bank Road, Sheffield, S2 3PX 01142 793350 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Seven Hills School 11 - 19 years Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RJ 01142 743560 PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Talbot Specialist School 11 - 19 years Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, S8 9JP 01142 507394 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
The Rowan School 4 - 11 years 4 Durvale Court, Furniss Avenue, Sheffield, S17 3PT 01142 350479 SLCN - Speech, language and Communication
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Woolley Wood School 3 - 11 years Chaucer Road, Sheffield, S5 9QN 01142 327160 SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty


Name Age Range Address Telephone Specialises In
Dove School 9 - 18 years 194 New Road, Staincross, Barnsley, S75 6PP 01226 381380 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Greenacre School 3 - 19 years Keresforth Hill Road, Barnsley, S70 6RG 01226 287165 SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Complex Learning Difficulty
Specific Speech and Language Difficulties
Park House School 7 - 17 years Wentworth Way, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3DH 01226 744870 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Springwell Special Academy  5 - 16 years St Helen's Boulevard, Carlton Road, Barnsley, S71 2AY 012262 91133 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
The Robert Ogden School 5 - 19 years Clayton Lane, Thurnscoe, Barnsley, S63 0BG 01709 874443 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty

N.E. Lincolnshire

Name Age Range Address Telephone Specialises In
Best Futures  5 - 11 years The Stables, Church Lane, Aylesbury, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN37 7AW 01472 278978 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Cambridge Park Academy  3 - 19 years Cambridge Road, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN34 5EB 01472 230110 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Humberston Park School 3 - 19 years St Thomas Close, Humberston, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN36 4HS 01472 590645 SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Flourish With Us Independent Special School 5 - 11 years King Street, Winterton, North Lincs, DN15 9TP 01724 487575 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
The Orchard Independent Special School 12 - 16 years Unit 1, Sargon Way, Great Grimsby Business Park, Grimsby, DN37 9PH 01472 898498 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health


Name Age Range Address Telephone Specialises In
Hall Cliffe Primary School  5 - 13 years 7 Wrenthorpe Lane, Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, WF2 0QB 01924 614490 ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Hall Cliffe School  8 - 16 years Dovecote Lane, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 6BB 01924 663420 ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Ivy Lane School  11 - 19 years Ivy Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4AZ 01924 927280 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Learning Disability
Kingsland Primary School  2 - 11 years Aberford Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4BA 01924 828990 ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
Meadowcroft School  5 - 19 years 24 Bar Lane, Wakefield, WF1 4AD 01924 366242 SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Further Education

For information about further education and a list of post-16 providers, please visit the Further Education webpage.

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