' It is Anti-Bullying Week. We are all playing a part in Keeping Children Safe.


Welcome to Royal School for the Deaf Derby, a child centred day and weekly residential school (4 nights boarding), which provides deaf children aged from 3 – 19 with access to language (English and BSL), literacy and all curriculum areas. It promotes a strong sense of identity and prepares young people for adult life.

E-Safety Workshops for Parents and Carers – “Check your Child”

On Thursday 12 November we held two E-Safety Workshops for Parents and Carers.  They were led by CEOPS, the local police and the school’s Network Manager.  The information shared applied to all age ranges.  During each session there were three workshops

1.    Healthy Selfies

2.    PEGI Gaming and Age Ranges

3.    Impero Software and Firewalls


Vision and Values

Our vision for children and young people at Royal School for the Deaf Derby

  • To have confidence in developing their own deaf identity and their sense of belonging. 
  • To feel safe, happy and cared for in an environment where all children are listened to, can express their views and are understood whatever their preferred communication.
  • To be challenged to achieve their best through excellent teaching, a comprehensive curriculum and a wide variety of experiences from Early Years to 16 Plus. 
  • To work in an environment that encourages lifelong learning, and equips our children and young people with the tools and skills to achieve.
  • To be tolerant and inclusive, so all children and young people are able to build effective relationships based on empathy, friendship and respect.
  • To have excellent access to communication support.
We promote the following values for children and young people at Royal School for the Deaf Derby
  • To have a ‘can do’ attitude to achieve to their potential with positive deaf and hearing role models
  • To understand, respect and promote British Values and culture within the school and wider community.
  • To feel comfortable, safe and happy within both school and residence. 
  • To enjoy and thrive in a school rich in cultures, languages and experiences  
  • To make sure all children and young people have the opportunity to become responsible adults and leave ready to enjoy the challenges of life beyond school.

Latest News

  • We all observed the 2 minutes silence on 11 November and remembered those who had died in warfare. The Primary Department made a beautiful display of poppies and held their silence outside.

  • Well done to James who was a winner in the Apprenticeship Awards 2015. 16,000 apprentices were entered and he was one of the 15 finalists. James was in our Secondary and Post 16 Departments and left RSDD in 2011. We are all very proud of his achievements.