Schools and Learning

Families Information Service hold information about all schools in Doncaster.

Schools

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

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

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. You can also visit the tart in Doncaster website to find careers information and view a list of local training providers. 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 Academy Woodfields
  • Campsmount Academy
  • Hall Cross Academy
  • Outwood Academy, Adwick
  • Outwood Adcademy, Danum
  • Ridgewood School
  • Sir Thomas Wharton Academy
  • The McAuley Catholic High School
  • Trinity Academy
  • XP Academy

Further Education Colleges

Doncaster Colleges

  • Doncaster College
  • Doncaster UTC
  • New College Doncaster
  • National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure

Out of Area Colleges

Rotherham

  • Dearne Valley College
  • Rotherham College
  • Thomas Rotherham College

Barnsley

  • Barnsley College
  • Nova Arts College

Sheffield

  • The Sheffield College
  • UTC Sheffield City Centre
  • UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Scunthorpe

  • John Leggott College
  • North Lindsey College

Wakefield

  • Wakefield College, Wakefield

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: 13 June 2022 12:34:36