St John's Catholic School for the Deaf
At St John's spoken language is used across the school, and we understand how to help our students develop a love of learning and achieve their best. We provide an optimum listening environment through small class sizes and soundfield technology in acoustically treated classrooms.
We remove barriers to learning by having specialist teaching staff with additional qualifications in hearing or multi sensory impairments, as well as specialist speech and language therapists who provide 1:1 and group therapy.
Preparing young people to navigate a complex and ever-changing world is at the heart of everything we do. As well as meeting students' medical needs, staff work together to promote healthy and active lifestyles, develop good social relationships and help young people manage the online world safely. Our aim is to promote a sense of identity and self-worth in all our young people, empowering them to make positive choices and develop psychological resilience.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St John's Catholic School for the Deaf
- LS23 6DF
We are a residential school, and many of our pupils who live far away stay here from Monday to Friday, travelling home at weekends. Pupils enjoy their boarding experience, and our latest social care inspection (November 2018) found that “there is a thriving school community with positive values that supports the residential pupils to become well-rounded individuals", and "the staff ensure that the care afforded to the residential pupils is creative, thoughtful and reflects the diverse needs of the pupils. The whole-school experience gives residential pupils significant and sustained educational, linguistic and social development."