Headteacher Welcome

Welcome to Foxwood Academy and welcome to our website

We have had a very busy and successful autumn term and I want to thank all of those involved in making it every success. Firstly, back in October, we had a visit from Ofsted. Our students were impeccable in their behaviour and learning it was pleasing to report that Ofsted continue to grade us as a ‘Good’ Academy.  You can read the full letter by clicking on the Ofsted logo on our website. Teachers and staff continue to devote time and effort to make this an excellent school and I am greatly humbled by their commitment to learning and inclusion.

The students were involved in many visits off site last year including trips into Nottingham, visits to other schools and special schools as well organising a very successful carol singing concert in Beeston town centre. Over 120 staff and students braved the freezing temperatures of Beeston in mid-December to sing to shoppers and well-wishers raising almost £200 for the Academy.  The students also managed to raise over £500 in Foxwood’s annual Christmas fair. Both events were a credit to the staff supporting them but also a credit to the students, who organised and helped run them.

Foxwood Academy are keen to listen to all of our parents and friends and so our new coffee mornings and afternoons are a great opportunity for you to pop into the Academy and meet other parents, members of the governing body and staff to discuss matters that are important to you, more are planned for the new year. I’d also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed, where you can keep up to date with events that are happening across the Academy. These social media sites are monitored throughout the week (between 9 and 5pm)  and are a positive way of supporting and promoting the Academy.

January sees the first 14-19 transition event of the year with providers from across Nottinghamshire coming to talk to parents about the opportunities for children and young people once they have left full time education. More information will be available shortly from the Academy office and on the website.

Spring is a fantastic time of the year, a time for new beginnings, exciting challenges and a time for us to look forward to a great year.


As ever, please feel free to contact the Academy if you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,


James Hutchinson