The specialist catering college and training hotel for young adults with learning disabilities

About Us

Residential training hotel and catering college rated Outstanding by Ofsted


Find out about becoming a learner at Foxes Academy


Beautiful residential houses in prime locations in Minehead


Current vacancies and information about joining our team


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Experience work placements, extracurricular activities and get involved with charities


Nationally recognised qualifications and training in a working hotel

Events / Term Dates

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Success Stories

Learners tell their own story

For Learners

Welcome to Foxes Academy, find out more here


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Social Time

Events throughout the academic year that are varied, active and fun


Improving the health and wellbeing of young people with learning disabilities

Work Experience

Work experience placements for young people with learning disabilities

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Latest News

Former Student Sarah Attends Employment Discussion in London

The government’s ambition to get one million more people with disabilities into work will give disabled people the ability to be self-sufficient and achieve their aspirations. We wholeheartedly support this. Foxes Academy's vision is to [...]

Foxes Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

On Friday 15th July families and friends gathered at The Regal Theatre along with the Academy’s 95 staff to recognise the 20th anniversary as well as the achievements of its 65 learners. This year 23 young people are graduating – 20 of whom have already secured employment or training placements. The popular guest speaker was Sally Phillips, the actress from Miranda and the Bridget Jones film series.

Ben Graham, Work Experience and Transition Manager Proud to Receive an MBE

Learners and staff at Foxes Academy in Minehead were delighted when Ben Graham, their Work Experience and Transition Manager, recently received an MBE. Ben was presented with the award by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge to recognise his services to ‘Vocational Training for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities’ at Buckingham Palace.

Learners Visit Musgrove Hospital as Patient Assessors

Foxes Academy learners were involved in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. The learners were patient assessors representing the learning disabled community. After a guided tour they [...]

Exciting End to An Eventful Year!

Foxes Academy held its end of term Christmas awards and celebrations at Butlins on Thursday, December 17th. It was a fitting end to an eventful year for the 300 learners, their families and friends, and [...]

Minister Announces Partnership Between Foxes Academy and Hilton Worldwide

Foxes Academy in Minehead has entered into a partnership with hotelier Hilton Worldwide to create learning and employment opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities. The Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson, made the announcement during a Disability [...]

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