Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3GF

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Foxwood Academy

Learning for Life

Welcome to Our Site!

Welcome to the Foxwood Academy website. I hope you find it interesting and informative.

The pupils here are remarkable! They are keen to learn and strive to do their very best and make a positive contribution to school life and within the wider community. They make Foxwood Academy a great place to be and we all work very hard to develop a culture where respect, celebration of difference and equality of opportunity are at the centre of all we do.

In May 2013 Ofsted judged us to be a Good school. The report highlighted that there is some quite inspirational teaching in our school and that students make good progress in all aspects of learning. We are very proud of the achievements of our students as they progress through the Academy and to see them make very successful transition onto further study and in some cases paid employment. Recent (2015) comparisons of the progress of our students to those of similar students nationally (National Progression Materials) show that over 75% make good or better rates of progress across school.

We are an enthusiastic and professional staff team who in June 2015 achieved the Investors in People GOLD award. The assessor noted that the Academy’s core values, leadership styles and behaviours have created a climate where people feel valued, work incredibly hard for the students, enjoy their work and feel that it is important. All our people are eager to learn, develop themselves and are proud of their achievements.

We keep the progress and development of children at the centre of our thinking. We believe strongly in creating new and exciting opportunities and making sure that learning is fun, engaging and relevant for the future. Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of students and we ensure that teaching is of the highest standard. Parents and carers understand and engage well with our school, they are a vital part of the team and are very positive and supportive of the work done as we continue to strive to provide the very best opportunity for every student.

The behaviour and welfare of our students is of great importance to us and we ensure that everyone is able to work and learn in a safe and supportive environment. We help all members of our community to manage their behaviour in socially appropriate ways and provide the support and guidance needed to help them achieve this. Our goal is to help students to regulate their own behaviour and to manage the demands of life with the minimum level of support.

We cater for children aged between 3-19 years of age with a wide range of needs and abilities. All our pupils have learning difficulties and a large proportion have specific difficulties associated with a diagnosis of Autism. Many pupils have additional communication, sensory needs, physical needs or specific medical needs including epilepsy. We commission support from other professionals who provide speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to support our students in all areas of their life.

Mr Chris Humphreys - Head teacher

Latest Academy Events

Assessment Fortnight27May2016



Arts Club06Jun2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ Foxwood Academy

A fun and supportive opportunity to take part in drama activities


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This club is a mixture of sensory play activities to develop communication and social interaction.

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12 May Girls football club starting on Monday lunchtime following visit of @sophiebradley2 to Foxwood. Great bit of community inclusion!

11 May The students were really engaged in the assembly. Thanks for coming along

10 May As part of the link with Notts County FC, Sophie Bradley-Auckland of Notts County Ladies will be visiting Foxwood...

29 Apr This is an event that might interest the football lovers amongst you...

29 Apr More details of the event to come!