Welcome to the Fulton School for the Deaf

“Excellence in Deaf Education”

Fulton School for the Deaf is an establishment devoted to the education of profoundly deaf and hearing-impaired children and offers them quality  Pre-Primary, Primary and High School education. It is over 50 years old, founded in 1959, and has a proud history of achievement in its specialised educational field.

The school is situated at 8 Roosevelt Road, Gillitts (near Hillcrest, outside the city of Durban), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is driven strongly by its Vision of “Excellence in Deaf Education” and lives by its motto  “Intellego et Procedo (I Understand and I Advance)”. The school offers boarding facilities (Monday to Friday) to those children whose families live far afield. The school provides a daily bus service to Pinetown and surrounding areas for day scholars.

Fulton School for the Deaf is assisted financially by the Department of Education but relies heavily on private funding.


Excellent Pre-Primary, Primary and High School education is provided for profoundly deaf and hearing impaired children. Since its inception in 1959, the School has earned a reputation for achieving high academic standards.
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Weekly boarding is available for scholars from the age of 3 years, where families live far afield and where daily transport to and from school is impractical. Younger boarders are housed in separate freestanding dwellings taking into account their age and gender.
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Funding & Fundraising

The “Sponsor-a-Child” programme has been in operation since 2004 and the school is most grateful for the support received so far. The budgetary objective for 2014 is to raise as much as possible via this programme to cover fees shortfall.
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