School is closed next week for the half term holiday. We will be open again on Monday 1 June. Have a good break!



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

  • 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