Happy and lively place
PUBLISHED: 15:54 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 15:54 28 June 2010
A SELECTIVE co-educational day school from seven to eighteen, Exeter School is a vibrant, happy and lively place to be. About 165 pupils attend the Junior School (Years 3 – 6) and 680 the Senior School (Years 7 – 13), sharing many of the extensive facilities on the 25-acre site.
Whilst the range of academic subjects available at Exeter School is impressive, the extra-curricular programme is enviable with around 30 clubs on offer – from classics to chapel radio and debating to dance, there is something for everyone. The school is especially proud of its excellent record in the field of artistic endeavour and a number of major productions and performances are staged throughout the year.
The site is well equipped with a range of first class sports facilities and there are activities to suit all tastes. In addition to large playing fields, it has its own astroturf arena and all-weather courts, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a sports hall with squash courts, fitness suite and dance studio. Older pupils can join the school’s Combined Cadet Force as well as taking part in outdoor pursuits such as the Ten Tors Challenge and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The school has an excellent record of academic success and in 2010 was listed as the highest ranking school in Devon in the Financial Times’ “Top 1000 School’s” league table. In the Summer 2009 A Level exams, pupils achieved 100 per cent pass rate for the sixth successive year and 85.1 per cent of grades were A or B. At GCSE, 66.8 per cent of pupils achieved A or A* grades with 46 candidates scoring 8 or more A/A* grades.
An Open Evening will be available on Wednesday, July 7, when you can meet staff and pupils, see activities and displays, take a tour with a pupil guide and learn about scholarships and awards from 6pm – 9pm.