to a place where Deaf young people thrive

Our values

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Living here

A friendly, safe, and happy place to live


The future looks bright


Stories and latest news from our students

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Here at Exeter Deaf Academy we welcome young people from across the UK. Our aim is to give our students the confidence, communication skills,
education and support network they need to achieve their goals, and dream big. We are passionate about achieving our vision: to see Deaf people
valued by themselves and society, being confident well educated, independent and able to communicate, with good and appropriate employment and housing.

From Primary School to College, our students are supported every step of the way in order to help them discover their passions and work towards independence.
Our bilingual approach and tailored support packages mean that every student who attends the Deaf Academy is given the tools they need to grow and flourish.

Not only do we encourage our students in their academic achievements, but we also provide an exciting range of extra-curricular activities. Our residential
students are cared for by passionate, highly trained staff who put our young people’s safety and wellbeing at the forefront of everything they do.

We understand each of our students’ individual needs and provide a range of in-house therapies, from Physiotherapy to BSL
Counselling, to help nurture not only their academic development but also their social and emotional growth.

Please explore our website to find out more about our Academy. We hope you will contact us if you have any further
questions, and we encourage you to visit us and find out what makes our Academy such a special place to live and study.

Welcome from our Principals

Find out about our School offer

Find out about our College offer

We are a charity, and have been based in Exeter for nearly 190 years. Right now, we are building on our proud history, and we are very
excited about what the future holds for us. Click here to find out more about our New Build Academy and relocation to Exmouth in 2019.


News & Events

Princesshay Annual...

Have you ever seen a more colourful Christmas tree?  Congratulations to Deaf Instructor Nikki James and her group of students who won the...

Princesshay Annual Christmas Tree competition

Elliott's Building Up His...

College student Elliott has started a weekly work experience placement with our Maintenance Team. Today, he has been helping Paul and Wayne with...

Elliott's Building Up His Work Experience!

Helping Hands

Our Facilities Manager, Sophie has been working her socks off today with volunteers from Michelmores Solicitors. Sophie says:...

Helping Hands

Extreme Imagination at...

Today, our BSL Teacher Matt with Interpreter Clare led a brilliant BSL storytelling workshop at Exeter RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum)....

Extreme Imagination at Exeter RAMM

Family Sign Language Weekend

12 January 2019

Our Family Sign Language weekends are free and also include a free light lunch each day. Our tutors deliver the National Deaf Children’s...

Family Sign Language Weekend

Skydive from 15,000 feet

09 September 2018

Take part in one of the UK's highest tandem skydives on Sunday 9th September and help make a difference to young Deaf lives.  As one of...

Skydive from 15,000 feet

World Record Attempt...

25 July 2018

This year Exeter Deaf Academy is supporting the Skydive World Record Attempt on 25th July. Help bring the World Record back to Dunkeswell...

World Record Attempt Skydive - from 10,000 feet

5-Day Course for Intervenors

09 July 2018

9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 18th July 2018Exeter Deaf Academy, 50 Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4NF £450 per participant   This is the...

5-Day Course for Intervenors

Job Vacancies

Residential Care Worker

  Residential Care Worker (Specialist in Deaf Residential Care) Hours: Full time [term time only] Salary: £15,180 [additional...