Foxwood Academy
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Derby Road
3 - 19
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School Description

Foxwood Academy became an academy school on 1 September 2012. When its predecessor school, Foxwood Foundation School and Technology College, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The governing body are the trustees. The school makes provision for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. In addition some pupils have complex medical needs. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. Since being launched as an academy there has been an increase in the proportion of pupils with autistic spectrum disorders. They comprise over forty percent of the pupil population. At the time of the inspection, there were no Early Years Foundation Stage children on roll. It is planned to admit two such children in September 2013. In the past, the predecessor school admitted Early Years Foundation Stage children. The number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is slightly above the national average, but the proportion of these pupils from families where English is spoken as an additional language is below the national average. These pupils are represented across all the disability and special educational needs groups in the school. An above-average proportion of pupils are supported through the pupil premium (extra funding from the government for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals). The school has specialist status for applied learning and technology. As part of its specialist status it provides a programme called ‘Project SEARCH’. This is run in partnership with Nottingham City Hospital and provides sixth form students (from this school and other schools across the Nottinghamshire and the City of Nottingham) with internships in the hospital. There is a classroom on site for teaching English and mathematics and then students are placed in various jobs throughout the hospital. This is based on an American model. This is part of the academy’s alternative provision. Other alternative provision includes the ‘Sweet Treats Shop’ retail outlet in the city for 14–19 year-old students to learn how to run a business, a motor mechanics Level 1 course at Central College Nottingham and an off-site animal care course on a local farm. Since being launched as an academy, there have been changes to the senior leadership team.

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.

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