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  • Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
    50 Topsham Road
    Exeter
    EX2 4NF
  • Head: Interim Vice Principal Arnet Donkin
  • T 01392 267023
  • F 01392 431146
  • E info@exeterdeafacademy.ac.uk
  • W www.exeterdeafacademy.ac.uk
  • A special independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 24 who are deaf or would benefit owing to some other disability. Pupils may also have autism, motor difficulties, visual impairment, and emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 85
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Usually paid by LA
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 15th May 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 13th October 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education (post 16)

What the school says...

Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education are specialists in educating deaf students. Ofsted described us as having high quality teaching, with 92% of teaching good or better and none unsatisfactory, where all pupils achieved very well. Ofsted noted that the pupils do not just like the school, they love it. We provide very high levels of care and safety without minimising a childs maturing independence so that pupils leave us very well prepared for life after school. The Academy has an excellent inclusive practice, where inclusion in activities in the school, and the world beyond, is very important and very effective. We cater for children and young adults aged from 4-24, through either day places or weekly boarding, with flexible lengths of time at the Academy (from a minimum of half a term). ...Read more

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Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education are specialists in educating deaf children. Ofsted described us as having ‘high quality teaching’, with 92% of teaching good or better and none unsatisfactory, where all pupils achieved very well. The education is matched to individual needs and as such we are a ‘very effective school that is very good value for money’. Ofsted agreed with us that we are more a ‘learning community’ than a school, where the relationships and ethos are ‘excellent’. So much so, Ofsted noted that the pupils do not just like the school, ‘they love it’. As a result, the attendance, attitude and behaviour of the pupils is ‘very good’. We provide ‘very high levels of care and safety’ without minimising a child’s maturing independence so that pupils leave us ‘very well prepared for life after school’. The school has an excellent inclusive practice, where ‘inclusion in activities in the school, and the world beyond, is very important and very effective’. The curriculum follows the National Curriculum as appropriate and is ‘very good’. We cater for children and young adults aged from 5-21, through either day places or weekly boarding, with flexible lengths of time at the school (from a minimum of half a term).

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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