We are a unique provision in the UK, offering young people with a range of different abilities and challenges – all of whom are Deaf or have hearing loss – a fantastic place to learn and grow. Our vision is to see Deaf people valued by themselves and their society, being confident, well educated, independent, able to communicate, and with good and appropriate employment and housing.
Our Academy is a warm, friendly and safe place to live and study. We understand that our students are individuals, with unique needs and dreams for the future that deserve to be nurtured and encouraged. We want to ensure that every student who leaves the Academy goes out into the world confident and with the ability to communicate and achieve their goals.
We encourage our young people to explore their passions and develop a strong Deaf identity, while also supporting them to excel educationally. We are the first UK Deaf School to offer Supported Internships to our College students, and one of the few which offers a bilingual environment, where our students learn in both British Sign Language and English.
We hope you enjoy exploring our website, and please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Sylvan Dewing – Principal
The Deaf Academy – Official Opening Day
In 2020 the Deaf Academy opened its doors on a new site in the beautiful seaside town of Exmouth. Designed around the principles of inspiration, visual communication and inclusivity, this truly 21st Century Deaf school and college places the Academy at the cutting edge of Deaf education in Europe. Take a look at our prospectus to find out more about how we help our students to thrive.