Luke, aged 20, has ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia. He recently accompanied Foxes staff to a debate in Parliament about making the voting process accessible. He has written in his own words about his voting experience [...]
On Friday 21st July Foxes Academy celebrated another successful year of preparing vulnerable young men and women to take their place in society. More than 300 students, families and friends gathered at The Regal Theatre, [...]
Gwil, 23, who is autistic with moderate learning disabilities, recently undertook a work experience placement at the Cavalry and Guards Club in London. He has wriiten in his own words about the experience and about [...]
Foxes Academy took a team of five students to join three hundred waiters in the National Waiters’ Day race in Hyde Park, London. The event is the brainchild of Fred Siriex, general manager at the Michelin-starred [...]
We have had another exciting and busy term which ended with our very own 'Foxes Got Talent' show. Seventeen acts took part following on from a competitive audition process. The show was an end of [...]
Penny Mordaunt, MP and Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health visited Foxes Academy in Minehead on Thursday 2nd March for an event at Foxes Hotel attended by the South West’s regional employers. After a dinner, prepared and served [...]
Penny Mordaunt, MP and Minister for Disabled People, Work and Health is visiting the students at Foxes Academy in Minehead on Thursday 2nd March for an event at Foxes Hotel attended by the South West’s [...]
Foxes Academy held its end of term Christmas celebrations and awards ceremony at Butlins, Minehead on Thursday 15th December. The event was hosted by Principal Tracey Clare-Gray, supported by Directors Sue Jenkins and Maureen Tyler-Moore [...]
Ex-learner Sarah Merriman is employed three days a week as a Waitress and Team Member at one of Thistle Hotel's prestigious London venues. The hotel has 175 bedrooms and attracts guests from all over the world. [...]
Foxes Academy has been recognised for the excellent work it does around disability. Tracey Clare-Gray, Principal was invited to London to receive a Disability Confident Leaders Award from Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for Disabled People, Health [...]
Spooky goings on took place at Foxes Academy’s Halloween party. Ghosts, cats, witches and zombies danced the night away to the latest hits and some Halloween golden oldies. The spooktacular decorations which included pumpkins, bats, skulls and [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Foxes Academy, a hospitality and training hotel for young adults with learning disabilities, is hosting a Disability Confident event where the Minister for Disabled People, Justin Tomlinson will speak about the business benefits of employing [...]
A 3-part documentary series about Foxes Academy is starting this week on Channel 5. ‘The Special Needs Hotel’ will go out on the following dates: Episode 1 – Thursday 3rd September at 10:00pm, Episode 2 [...]
One of the many hurdles people with learning disabilities face is a far higher than typical unemployment rate – it currently stands at 7% for paid work in England. At Foxes Academy, a specialist college [...]
We have celebrated another fantastic year of success. Last Friday more than 350 students, family, friends and staff gathered at the Crazy Horse venue in Butlins to recognise the achievements of our learners at [...]