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Residential Activities

The wellbeing and personal development of young people at the Deaf Academy is paramount both in and out of the classroom. Our residential care team offer young people a range of activities once the school day has finished and over the weekends.


The Residential Care Team take into account parental/carer consent, the nature and level of the young persons abilities, whether or not your child may need staff support and importantly conduct any risk assessments before they take your child out on activities and trips.

An activity plan is created each week, taking into consideration any requests that have come directly from our young people. Weekly plans can include shopping trips, going swimming, cinema, going to the beach, bowling and even baking to name but a few! Our Residential Care Team also support students with any homework or reading which they may have and there is a weekly homework club on Thursdays which is popular with the students. For our older young people and adults, there is a whole host of activities available to do in their spare time. One of the most exciting prospects for our young people is the freedom to go off the Academy site on their own or with friends.


Our Residential Care Team will take into account parental/carer consent, the nature and level of abilities, whether or not staff support is neccessary. 

The Residential Care Team regularly advertise weekend activities that may be of interest to young people on the notice boards who can then sign up to the ones they like.

Once our young people reach 18 all these activities are still availiable, plus the freedom to become more independent in the ability to travel and choose activities independently, whilst still being providing the support and guidance needed. Whether young people would like to go on day trips further afield; alone or with friends, join clubs such as local sports clubs or the Deaf Club at the pub in Exeter city-centre, go to parties or socialise with friends just like your peers in the wider community, we support our young people to make the most of these opportunities.

We have many Activities throughout the year and although some activities are weather dependent, the list of activities on offer really is endless!