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Special schools for deaf children in the UK

Photo: Although most deaf children attend mainstream schools, for some, attending a deaf school may be the best option.

There are 22 schools for deaf children in the UK. Use the list below to find out about deaf schools in your area.

England

South West

Elmfield School for Deaf Children (Early Years and Primary)

Greystoke Avenue
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol
BS10 6AY

Tel: 01179 030366
Mobile: 07789 208 896

Elmfield School for Deaf Children (Secondary)

Allfoxton Road
Horfield
Bristol
BS7 9NL

Tel: 01179 952 7170
Mobile: 07789 208 896

  • local authority funded
  • day
  • nursery education (3 to 5), primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16)
  • additional needs

The Deaf Academy (Formerly Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education)

1 Douglas Avenue
Exmouth
Devon
EX8 2AU

Tel: 01395 203130
Text: 07398248306 

  • residential and day
  • primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 25)
  • additional needs

South East 

Mary Hare (Primary)

Pigeons Farm Road
Thatcham
Newbury
Berkshire
RG19 8XA

Tel: 01635 573 800

Mary Hare (Secondary)

Arlington Manor
Snelsmore Common
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 3BQ

Tel: 01635 244 200

  • residential and day
  • primary education (4 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 19)

Hamilton Lodge School and College

Walpole Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 0LS

Tel: 01273 682362

  • residential and day
  • primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 19)
  • additional needs

London

Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children

4 Wollstonecraft Street
London
N1C 4BT

Tel: 0207 391 7040
Text: 07970 626197 

  • local authority funded
  • day
  • nursery education (2 to 5), primary education (5 to 11)

Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children (Primary) 

Storey Road
Highgate
London
N6 4ED

Tel: 020 8347 3760
Text: 07840 288 192

Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children (Secondary)

Burlington Road
Muswell Hill
London
N10 1NJ

Tel: 020 8442 2750
Text: 07981 898 976

  • local authority funded
  • day
  • nursery provision (3 to 4), primary education (4 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16)

Oak Lodge School

101 Nightingale Lane
Balham
London
SW12 8NA

Tel: 020 8673 3453

  • local authority funded
  • residential and day
  • secondary education (11 to 19)
  • additional needs

East of England

Heathlands School

Heathlands Drive
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 5AY

Tel: 01727 807807
Text: 07860 004370

  • local authority funded
  • residential and day
  • nursery education (3 to 5), primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16)
  • additional needs

Knightsfield School

Knightsfield
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL8 7LW

Tel: 01707 376874

  • local authority funded
  • residential and day
  • secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 19)
  • additional needs

East Midlands

Royal School for the Deaf Derby

180 Ashbourne Road
Derby
DE22 3BH

Tel: 01332 362512
Text: 07500 878565

  • residential and day
  • nursery education (3 to 5), primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 19)
  • additional needs

West Midlands

Longwill School for the Deaf

Bell Hill
Birmingham
West Midlands
B31 1LD

Tel: 0121 475 3923

  • local authority funded
  • day
  • primary education (2½ to 11)
  • additional needs

Braidwood Trust School for the Deaf

Bromford Road
Birmingham
West Midlands
B36 8AF

Tel: 0121 464 5558

  • local authority funded
  • day
  • secondary education (11 to 19)

Yorkshire and the Humber

St John's Catholic School for the Deaf

Church Street
Boston Spa
Wetherby
West Yorkshire
LS23 6DF

Tel: 01937 842144

  • residential and day
  • nursery education (3 to 5), primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 19)
  • additional needs

Doncaster School for the Deaf and Communication Specialist College

Leger Way
Doncaster
DN2 6AY

Tel: 01302 386700

  • residential and day
  • nursery education (0 to 5), primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 19), further education (16 to 19), college
  • integrated children's home
  • additional needs

North West

Royal Cross Primary School

Elswick Road
Ashton
Preston
PR2 1NT

Tel: 01772 729705

  • local authority funded
  • day
  • primary education (4 to 11)
  • additional needs

Thomasson Memorial School

Devonshire Road
Bolton
Lancashire
BL1 4PJ

Tel: 01204 333118
Text: 07731673339

  • local authority funded
  • day
  • nursery (2 to 4), primary education (4 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16)

Royal School & College Manchester (Seashell Trust)

Stanley Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheshire
SK8 6RQ

Tel: 0161 610 0100

  • residential and day
  • primary education (4 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 19), college (19 to 25)
  • additional needs
  • respite care available

North East

Hedleys Northern Counties school

Tankerville Terrace
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE2 3BB

Tel: 0191 281 5821

  • day
  • nursery (3 to 5), primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 19), college
  • additional needs

Scotland

Aberdeen School for the Deaf

Sunnybank School
Sunnybank Road
Aberdeen
Grampian
AB24 3NJ

Phone: 01224 261722 (voice & text)

  • Education authority funded
  • day
  • nursery education (2½ to 5), primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 18)
  • additional needs

Windsor Park School for the Deaf

Bantaskine Road
Falkirk
FK1 5HT

Tel: 01324 508640

  • education authority funded
  • day
  • primary education (5 to 11), secondary education (11 to 18)
  • additional needs

Hamilton School for the Deaf

Anderson Street
Hamilton
ML3 0QL

Tel: 01698 823377
Qwerty: 01698 713406
Text: 07494 923688

  • education authority funded
  • day
  • nursery education (2½ to 5), primary education (5 to 12)
  • additional needs

Northern Ireland

Jordanstown School

85 Jordanstown Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QE 

Tel:  028 90863541 (voice and TDD)

  • residential and day
  • primary education (4 to 11), secondary education (11 to 16), further education (16 to 19)
  • additional needs