Admissions 2018-09-12T14:15:58+00:00


How Do I Apply?

Foxes Academy welcomes applications from young people who have learning disabilities, have an Education, Health and Care Plan, aspire to work in the hospitality industry and are sufficiently physically fit to undertake catering and hospitality tasks.

The course at Foxes Academy must demonstrate academic progression for the young person. This means that applicants need to be working below Level 1. If an applicant has already achieved a Level 1 qualification in Hospitality or undertaken a Supported Internship, Traineeship or Apprenticeship, the course at Foxes Academy is unlikely to offer sufficient progression and challenge.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Team.

Meet Our Admissions Lead

T: 01643 708529  Ext: 263 or 262


The course at Foxes Academy is over 3 years and covers vocational qualifications and independent living skills. The essential work based qualifications recognised by employers are the NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Hospitality Services and the Level 1/2 Award in Food Safety.

To ensure learners have the competency to achieve these qualifications, they work though the Pathway to Life courses. These are bespoke courses focusing on the development of vocational and independent living skills.

More details can be found in the Courses section.

All learners are supported by the in-house Therapy Team and have access to Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, as required. Targets relating to therapy are embedded across all areas of the 3-year residential programme.

More details can be found in the Therapies section.

Presentation Day
If you are interested in finding out more about what Foxes Academy has to offer and meeting with staff and learners, please click the link below to see presentation day dates and details of how to book.

At the presentation day, you will hear about the course at Foxes Academy, visit one of the residential houses, meet the admissions team, and take part in a question and answer session. The day begins at approx. midday with an optional lunch at Foxes Hotel and finishes at around 4.00 pm.

Application packs and further information on how to apply will be given out at the presentation day.

Please note that applications will need to be submitted by the end of the academic year before the year of intake e.g.:

Applications for September 2020 intake to be received by the end of August 2019

Applications can be submitted at any time during the year and the pre-placement assessment process runs from September to March.

Applicants can choose to pursue Local Authority funding to attend Foxes Academy or can opt to fund privately. The funding process will be discussed in more detail at the presentation day.

The Admissions Team are available to provide advice and support around the application and funding process and can be contacted by telephone or email.

Presentation Dates

Presentation Dates

Our 'Presentation Day' dates for 2018

Ofsted Reports and Case Study

Ofsted Reports and Case Study

Foxes Academy has been awarded 'Outstanding' status by OFSTED

Local Offer

Local Offer

Foxes Academy is on the Secretary of State's approved list S41

Natspec Manifesto 2015

Natspec Manifesto 2015

NatSpec represents the interests of more than 3,000 students with learning disabilities