Residential students can benefit from and build on the support and friendship of their Deaf peers. Evening social activities help develop their sign language and communication skills. With the support of experienced Care Officers, our residential students participate in a 24-Hour Curriculum that prepares them to live independently in the future. Students, with input where appropriate, work towards realistic individual goals; from tying their shoelaces to budgeting their finances.
The fundamental principle of Care at the Academy is that all students are supported to become as independent as possible.This begins at the start of a student’s placement and will progress until they leave. Care staff have good signing skills and all have achieved, or are working towards, a level 3 NVQ in social care.
Exeter is a small and attractive city, and the Deaf Academy is well known within it and valued by its residents. It is therefore an excellent environment for a Deaf student to develop their independence as well as excel educationally.
The Academy is set in twelve acres of grounds overlooking the River Exe and is ten minutes’ walk from the city centre and only a few miles from sea and open countryside.
The Academy is ten minutes' drive from the M5, half an hour’s walk from Exeter St David’s train station and fifteen minutes' drive from Exeter airport. For maps and directions, please visit the Contact Us section.