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The Deaf Academy (formerly Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education)

The Deaf Academy nurtures and grows confident, resilient and independent Deaf young people. The curriculum supports the development of robust behaviours, knowledge and skills to excel in the wider world. Our curriculum intent informs everything we do across Education, Care, Support and the whole Academy.

Founded in 1826, the Deaf Academy provides a school and further education college for Deaf young people aged 5-25. Located in Exmouth in Devon, our unique provision and specialist expertise mean that students come from across the UK to attend, with many using our residential care facilities.

At the Deaf Academy we embrace the diversity of both our learners’ communication needs and special education needs, and support them on a journey towards a strong sense of self and a clear identity.

We are proud to state that we are an multi-sensory impairment (MSI) aware Academy. Knowing and growing our multi-sensory impairment learners is something we are very passionate about.

Our therapy team provides support for students across the Academy who, alongside their hearing impairment, also have a wide range of physical difficulties ranging from mild to very complex.

Inspired by US-developed DeafSpace architecture, our Academy has clear sightlines and wide corridors enable signers to communicate and acoustics are carefully managed, lifts and wheelchair access throughout the building. We have disabled parking spaces too.

Who to contact

01395 203130

Where to go

The Deaf Academy
1 Douglas Avenue