E- Safety Days for Primary on 5 February and for Post 16 and Secondary on 25 February. Y9 Options Meeting for Parents and Carers on 23 February 17.00 -18.30. Fairtrade Fortnight from 23 February to 6 March.


Welcome to Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Cheryll Ford

Royal School for the Deaf Derby is a child centred day and residential school which provides deaf children aged from 3 — 19 with access to language (English and BSL), literacy, numeracy and all curriculum areas. It promotes a strong sense of identity and through its 24 hour curriculum prepares young people for adult life.

• We are a signing and speaking community where the languages and cultures of both deaf and hearing people are valued
• We develop our pupils’ skills in BSL and English, and these are taught and assessed formally
• We offer individual programmes to meet each pupil’s needs.  Some secondary pupils attend mainstream schools and colleges for part of their curriculum delivery and the primary department has developed two-way links with local primary schools.  Deaf pupils from mainstream schools attend RSDD for BSL, Deaf Studies and other options
• We promote a positive sense of identity for all pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life in both deaf and hearing communities
• We encourage parents of deaf children to visit our school and experience the breadth of our provision     
• We offer training and outreach to mainstream staff and individual pupils

Thank you for visiting our website which we hope you will find useful.  If you would like further information or wish to arrange a visit then please contact Anne du Celliee Muller on 01332 547677.  A full prospectus is available on request from Reception.

Latest News

  • Click Here to read about our Prison Me No Way Event.

  • Click here to view the blogspot for the trip to Vienna.


  • For the second year running Brady, Daniel and Rueben from Primary played in the Derbyshire Schools Chess Tournament at Heanor Gate Science College.  There were over 150 competitors from Year 4 to post 16 Read More

  • Click here to see our presentation about our trip to see War Horse in Stoke.