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  • Foxes Academy
    Selbourne Place
    Minehead
    Somerset
    TA24 5TY
  • Head: Ms Tracey Clare-Gray
  • T 01643 708529
  • E [email protected]
  • A state special college for boys and girls aged from 16 to 25 with mild and complex needs including Down’s Syndrome, autism, learning and behavioural difficulties.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Somerset
  • Pupils: 74
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

One parent explained, ‘Social and independence skills have improved dramatically. Beyond our wildest expectations (she can shower and wash her own hair now and go out into the community for basic shopping needs).’ Our guide was really proud to show us his daily tick-list, full of ticks - all the things he had managed by himself that day. The list of clubs and activities is endless, and most importantly looks like fun. Parents had nothing but praise for…

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What the school says...

Located on the seafront of the beautiful West Somerset holiday town of Minehead, Foxes Academy is the training hotel and catering college for young people with learning disabilities.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Principal

Since 2015, Tracey Clare-Gray. Originally from Gloucestershire, Tracey was vice-principal at Foxes Academy for three years before taking on the role of principal. Studied geology at the University of Gloucester, history at the OU, and a PGCE at Exeter. After teaching humanities at Dartford Grammar, and then Prince William School, Northamptonshire, Tracey spent four years at the International Lycee in Ferney-Voltaire. Last post before Foxes was director of studies at Altwood School in Maidenhead.

Enjoys reading and walking, and is pretty keen on a good night out – a party in Chamonix was on the cards for the weekend. Camera-shy, Tracey spent most of the time hiding from the TV crew filming the Special Needs Hotel (Channel 5 series), but was impressed with the result. Since becoming principal she’s been concentrating...

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Special Education Needs

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 Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges Y
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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