Headteacher: Ms Veronica Held

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Blanche Nevile School for Deaf children and young people.

Our school welcomes children from all over London.

Our primary and secondary departments are co-located with our two excellent mainstream partner schools on two sites in the London Borough of Haringey, north London.

We provide a child centred education designed to meet the needs of every child. Both the primary and secondary departments work in close partnership with two excellent mainstream schools on the same site. This ensures that all our children benefit from playing,  learning and excelling  alongside their hearing peers. Our high expectations for every  child ensures that they are given the best opportunity for their future.

We want our children   to experience success in their academic achievements, as well as in the broad range of extra-curricular opportunities that  we provide.  We are  fully committed to supporting each student’s emotional and social development. We are  proud of the strong care and support we provide. We  are delighted that Ofsted  have  rated our care, guidance and support as ‘excellent, ensuring that pupils gain the personal, social and learning skills which prepare them extremely well for their future lives.’ (Ofsted , March 2010).

Our aim is simple – to ensure  that all our children and young people receive the best educational opportunities so  that  they are  prepared to enter the world of further  and higher education and work as  confident, mature and intelligent young people, ambitious to fulfil their full potential and realise their dreams.

I hope that you  find our website  informative and useful. However, there is nothing like a visit to the school itself to get a feel of what we are really like. We welcome visits. Please see the contact page for details of how to get to either our primary or secondary departments.

Veronica Held


"Almost all pupils make good progress in communication, either in signing or in oral speech and often in a combination of both. As a result, by the time they leave they have developed into confident communicators." Ofsted, October 2012