Schools and Learning

Families Information Service hold information about all schools in Doncaster.


You can find a list of schools in Doncaster below, alternatively, you can search for a school using our Schools Finder. If you would like to know more about a certain school, for example how many children are on the register or the latest inspection report, you can find information by looking at the government's information about schools website. You can also search for primary, secondary and special needs schools and colleges near you, and check their performance on the government school performance website. If you'd like to know more about school inspections, you can read the parents guide to school inspections.

Infant Schools

School Name Area Telephone Website
Askern Littlemoor Infant Academy Askern 01302 701353
Askern Moss Road Infant Academy Askern 01302 700287
Grange Lane Infant Academy New Rossington 01302 868378
Kirk Sandall Infant School Kirk Sandall 01302 882221
Norton Infant School Norton 01302 700743
Rossington Tornedale Infant School New Rossington 01302 868387
Rowena Academy Conisbrough 01709 863109
Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School Scawsby 01302 784429
Sprotbrough Orchard Infant School Sprotbrough 01302 853655

Primary Schools

School Name Area Telephone Website
Adwick Primary School Woodlands 01302 723568 (Lower)
01302 722762 (Upper)
Arksey Primary School Arksey 01302 874432
Armthorpe Shaw Wood Academy Armthorpe 01302 831307
Atlas Academy Doncaster 01302 363612
Auckley School Auckley 01302 770701
Balby Central Primary School Balby 01302 321914
Barnburgh Primary School Barnburgh 01709 893125
Barnby Dun Primary Academy Barnby Dun 01302 883917
Bawtry Mayflower Primary School Bawtry 01302 710721
Bentley High Street Primary School Bentley 01302 874536
Bentley New Village Primary School Bentley 01302 874385
Bessacarr Primary Bessacarr 01302 535110
Branton St Wilfrid's C Of E Primary School Branton 01302 537344
Canon Popham C Of E Primary Academy Edenthorpe 01302 884465
Carcroft Primary School Carcroft 01302 722353
Carr Lodge Academy Balby 01302 230700
Castle Academy Conisbrough 01709 513010
Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy Conisbrough 01709 862307
Crookesbroom Primary Academy Hatfield 01302 841337
Denaby Main Primary School Denaby Main 01709 863622
Dunsville Primary School Dunsville 01302 882958
Edenthorpe Hall Primary Academy Edenthorpe 01302 882381
Edlington Victoria Academy Edlington 01709 862175
Green Top Thorne 01405 813181
Hatchell Wood Primary Academy Cantley 01302 538108
Hatfield Sheep Dip Lane Primary School Dunscroft 01302 842464
Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School Hatfield Woodhouse 01302 840448
Hawthorn Primary School Cantley 01302 535906
Hayfield Lane Primary School Auckley 01302 770427
Hexthorpe Primary School Hexthorpe 01302 852245
Highfields Primary Academy Highfields 01302 722216
Highwoods Academy Mexborough  01709 583273
Hill Top Academy Edlington 01709 863273
Holy Family Catholic Primary School Stainforth 01302 841283
Hooton Pagnell All Saints Church Of England Primary School. Hooton Pagnell 01977 642054
Intake Primary Academy Intake 01302 344743
Kingfisher Primary Academy Wheatley 01302 349275
Kirkby Avenue Primary School Bentley 01302 782953
Lakeside Primary School Belle Vue 01302 368879
Long Toft Primary School Stainforth 01302 841246
Mallard Primary School Balby 01302 859116
Marshland Primary School Moorends 01405 812693
Mexborough St John The Baptist C Of E Primary School Mexborough 01709 582619
Montagu Academy Mexborough 01709 583286
New Pastures Primary School Mexborough 01709 583271
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School Intake 01302 349743
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Primary School Bentley 01302 874291
Our Lady Of Sorrows Catholic Voluntary Academy Armthorpe 01302 833941
Owston Park Primary School Skellow 01302 722271
Park Primary School Wheatley 01302 344659
Plover Primary School Intake 01302 361450
Richmond Hill Primary Academy Sprotbrough 01302 782421
Rosedale Primary School Scawsby 01302 782744
Rossington St Michaels C Of E Primary School Rossington 01302 868284
Sandringham Primary School Intake 01302 361880
Scawthorpe Castle Hills Primary School Scawthorpe 01302 780246
Scawthorpe Sunnyfields Primary School Scawthorpe 01302 780386 
Southfield Primary Armthorpe 01302 831824
St Alban's Catholic Primary School Denaby Main 01709 862298
St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Balby 01302 344678
St Joseph & St Teresa's Catholic Primary School Woodlands 01302 723320
St Joseph's School a Catholic Voluntary Academy New Rossington 01302 868098
St Mary's Catholic Primary School Edlington 01709 863280
St Oswald's C Of E Academy Finningley 01302 770330
St Peter's Catholic Primary School Belle Vue 01302 369143
Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School Stainforth 01302 842092
Thorne Brooke Primary School Thorne 01405 812200
Thorne King Edward Primary School Thorne 01405 813522
Tickhill Estfeld Primary School Tickhill 01302 744275
Tickhill St Mary's C Of E Primary & Nursery School Doncaster 01302 742569
Toll Bar Primary School Toll Bar 01302 874324
Town Field Primary School Doncaster 01302 368192
Tranmoor Primary Armthorpe 01302 831720
Travis St Lawrence C E Primary School Hatfield 01302 840200 (Lower)
01302 842164 (Upper)
Wadworth Primary School Wadworth 01302 851451
Warmsworth Primary School Warmsworth 01302 852200
Waverley Academy Balby 01302 853326
West Road Primary School Moorends 01405 812734
Willow Academy Bessacarr 01302 539249
Windhill Primary School Mexborough 01709 586949
Woodfield Primary School Balby 01302 853289
Woodlands Primary School Woodlands 01302 722367

Junior Schools

School Name Area Telephone Website
Copley Junior School Sprotbrough 01302 856445
Kirk Sandall Junior School Kirk Sandall 01302 882827
Morley Place Academy Conisbrough 01709 863400
Norton Junior School Norton 01302 700303
Pheasant Bank Academy New Rossington 01302 868252
Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School Scawsby 01302 782100
Spa Academy Askern Askern 01302 700332

Secondary Schools

School Name Area Telephone Website
Armthorpe Academy Armthorpe 01302 831582
Ash Hill Academy Hatfield 01302 840961
Astrea Academy Woodfields Balby 01302 312140
Campsmount Academy Norton 01302 700002
De Warenne Academy Conisbrough 01709 864001
Don Valley Academy Scawthorpe 01302 651035
Hall Cross Academy Lower School Bessacarr 01302 320626
Hall Cross Academy Upper School Doncaster 01302 320626
Hungerhill School Edenthorpe 01302 885811
Laurel Academy Mexborough 01709 585858
Outwood Academy Adwick Woodlands 01302 722237
Outwood Academy Danum Intake 01302 831385
Ridgewood School Scawsby 01302 783939
Rossington All Saints Academy New Rossington 01302 868414
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy Edlington 01709 864100
The Hayfield School Auckley 01302 770589
The McAuley Catholic High School Doncaster 01302 537396
Trinity Academy Thorne 01405 813000
Xp School Balby  01302 898792

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 Name Area Telephone Website
Balby Sycamore Hall School Balby 01302 856800
Doncaster School for the Deaf and Communication Specialist College Bennetthorpe 01302 386700
Hill House School Auckley 01302 776300

Special Schools

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

In Doncaster, the majority of pupils are allocated a place at their local school (this is referred to as their catchment area school) – you can find out more about the schools admission process and school transfers on their webpage: school admissions. You can find school holidays and term dates here.

The Attendance and Pupil Welfare Service (APWS) works with schools, parents and carers, pupils and other agencies to reduce unnecessary absences from school. The role of the Attendance and Pupil Welfare Service is to:

  • Advise and support families, children and schools to ensure that all children receive an education by regular attendance at school or otherwise
  • Work with home educating families and services to offer support and advice
  • Identify children missing education and ensure their re-engagement with education
  • Ensure that child employment and performance is undertaken within the requirements of the legislation. 

Sometimes, parents feel their children would benefit from extra support outside of school; this may be to prepare children for upcoming exams or to help them in a certain subject. Whatever the reason, there are tutors out there who can help – you can find them on our directory under private tuition.

After your child has finished their GCSEs, they may be unsure about what further opportunities are available to them, these include:

  • Staying in school
  • Sixth form college
  • Further education college
  • Work-based training provider

Sixth Forms and Further Education Colleges

You can view a list of schools in Doncaster who have sixth forms, and a list of further education colleges in and around Doncaster below. For a list of training providers in and around Doncaster, please visit Start in Doncaster where you can find careers information. For more information on the above options, you can also read the choosing where to study or train guide, which has been produced by UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).

School Sixth Forms

The following schools in Doncaster have sixth forms:

  • Astrea Woodfields (Balby Carr Community Academy)
  • Campsmount (A Co-operative Academy)
  • Danum Academy
  • Don Valley Academy
  • Hall Cross Academy
  • Outwood Academy
  • Ridgewood Academy Trust
  • Sir Thomas Wharton Academy
  • The McAuley Catholic High School Specialist College for the Performing Arts
  • Trinity Academy
  • XP East

Further Education Colleges

  • Club Doncaster Sports College
  • Dearne Valley College
  • Doncaster College
  • Doncaster University Technical College
  • John Leggott College
  • National College for High Speed Rail
  • New College Doncaster
  • North Lindsey College
  • Rotherham College
  • Thomas Rotherham College
  • Wakefield College

More Information

If university is your ultimate goal, you can find out more information from the complete university guide.

Learning does not stop when you leave school – as an adult there are many opportunities in Doncaster for you to expand your knowledge and gain new skills.

The Adult, Family and Community Learning (AFCL) service provide learning activities for adults and families in the local community. This includes functional skills courses in maths and English, supporting your child with homework, ‘story sacks’ and ‘families get crafty’.

Volunteering is also a great way to expand your skill set. Volunteering gives you the chance to meet new people, learn new things and gain work experience to enhance your CV. You may also choose to access the national careers service or think about going onto higher education.

For more useful information, please visit our directory.

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Last updated: 15 October 2021 09:32:35