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 new government 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.

Infant Schools

Askern Moss Road Infant Academy Askern
Askern Littlemoor Infant Academy Askern
Grange Lane Infant Academy New Rossington  
Kirk Sandall Infant School Kirk Sandall  
Norton Infant School Norton
Rossington Tornedale Infant School New Rossington  
Rowena Academy Conisbrough  
Scawsby Saltersgate Infant School Scawsby
Sprotbrough Orchard Infant School Sprotbrough  

Primary Schools

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 
Hillside Academy Denaby Main 
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 School 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

Copley Junior School Sprotbrough 
Kirk Sandall Junior School Kirk Sandall 
Morley Place Academy Conisbrough 
Norton Junior School Norton 
Pheasant Bank Academy New Rossington 
Scawsby Saltersgate Junior School Scawsby 
Spa Academy Askern Askern

Secondary Schools

Armthorpe Academy Armthorpe 
Ash Hill Academy Hatfield 
Astrea Academy Woodfields Balby 
Campsmount Academy Norton 
De Warenne Academy Conisbrough 
Don Valley Academy Scawthorpe 
Hall Cross Academy Lower School Bessacarr 
Hall Cross Academy Upper School Doncaster 
Hungerhill School Edenthorpe 
Mexborough Academy Mexborough 
Outwood Academy Adwick Woodlands 
Outwood Academy Danum Intake 
Ridgewood School Scawsby 
Rossington All Saints Academy New Rossington 
Sir Thomas Wharton Academy Edlington 
The Hayfield School Auckley 
The McAuley Catholic High School Doncaster 
Trinity Academy Thorne 
Xp School Balby 

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.

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 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

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. You can also find out more about exam and revision support on the Move on, Move up webpage.

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

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:

  • Ash Hill Academy
  • Atrea Woodfields (Balby Carr Community Academy)
  • Campsmount (A Co-operative Academy)
  • Danum Academy
  • De Warenne Academy
  • Don Valley Academy
  • Hall Cross Academy
  • Outwood Academy
  • Ridgewood Academy Trust
  • Rossington All Saints Academy
  • 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

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: 07 February 2020 14:48:57