Derby Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 3GF

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Foxwood Academy

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Welcome to our Academy from the Governing Body

Vision Statement

Our vision is to prepare our children very effectively for life. To foster applied Learning and Life Skills for young people and adults with special educational needs (SEN) regardless of background and starting points and encouraging greater inclusiveness into a society of independent citizens.

In our Academy, our Nature is to Nurture: Staff, parents and carers collaborate. We work towards the common goal of every student excelling and making progress. We assist families to deepen their knowledge regarding ways they can support their child.



The following four core values underpin our work at Foxwood Academy.



Our Academy has enthusiastic, dedicated and empathetic staff with a passion for teaching students with additional needs. We provide a supportive and safe environment where every student will make progress academically and emotionally. We ensure that every student’s individual needs are understood by all and met by providing enjoyable learning opportunities that are relevant, accessible and inspirational. We have a strong continued personal development program for staff and a tailored curriculum for our students.



We encourage our students to become as independent as possible in all areas of life. Students are engaged in all decisions to support their development and enable them to identify, explore and realise their potential. All families are supported to make informed decisions about progression after their time at Foxwood Academy. All our students are treated with dignity and respect upholding fundamental British Values in order that they can make a successful transition into adult life.


Learning for life

We aim to prepare our students for adulthood. At Foxwood Academy we provide a safe and nurturing space to support our students and young people throughout their education.

We enable our students to leave us with the necessary skills to be happy, independent citizens and with the ability to continue to make positive contributions to society.



Individuality is valued, diversity is celebrated and a strong sense of self-worth imparted. We want to create positive memories for our students. School is the best years of your life. Foxwood provides opportunities to celebrate the achievements and talents of all of our students, through residential trips, after school clubs and the arts- including our annual talent show.



Ethos and Drivers


Excellence in Education, Equipped for Life

We aim to develop the skills of every student and equip them for lifelong learning through a broad and balanced education, underpinned by our four key values: Educate, Independence, learning for life and Celebration. These aspects, driven by learning, remembering, applying, forming solid relationships and developing resilience as well as an inspiring curriculum, make us confident that every student will achieve their best.




Measured from their various starting points, students in the sixth form make good progress in English and mathematics, some gaining Entry Level 1 and others Level 2 qualifications (equivalent to GCSE grade C passes) in these subjects.

. (Ofsted, 2013)


Sixth form students on the internship programme develop outstanding employability skills. They secure jobs at the end of their course ranging from administrative jobs using computers to working in the hospital laundry.


. (Ofsted, 2013)


Throughout Key Stages 1 to 4, all pupils whatever their disability or special educational needs, make good progress in English and mathematics.

. (Ofsted, 2013)


Staff know pupils extremely well and are dedicated to meeting their academic and pastoral needs. As a result, pupils continue to thrive and make progress.

(Ofsted, 2017)


Latest Academy, Calendar Events

Squirrels Class Horseriding20Jan2022

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Squirrels class weekly horseriding lessons

Little Red Riding Hood26Jan2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Hall

Nottingham Playhouse will be performing Little Red Riding Hood to Primary classes

Squirrels Class Horseriding27Jan2022

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Squirrels class weekly horseriding lessons

Mobile Library Visit31Jan2022

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Chinese New Year Celebrations01Feb2022

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