We are a unique provision in the UK, offering a specialist curriculum, teaching, support and care to Deaf young people, the majority of whom have accompanying additional needs. This is a fantastic place for young people to learn, develop and be part of a diverse Deaf multilingual community. Our aim to develop empowered, confident young people who are equipped to embark into adulthood with aspiration, skills and resilience.
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 were one of the first UK Deaf Schools 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
Knowing and growing every learner
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.