Admissions Procedure

Our aim is to make the admissions process as easy as possible for our prospective families, and we understand that part of that is knowing exactly what to expect along the way. Below you will find a summary of our admissions process with helpful information on how to join Exeter Cathedral School.

Should you have any questions, our Admissions Manager would be happy to answer them at any stage of the process: admissions@exetercs.org | 01392 255 298


1. Enquire

We encourage prospective families to make initial contact using our enquiry form, which you can find by emailing us: admissions@exetercs.org. Our Admissions Manager will then be in touch to discuss the next steps and answer any questions you may have.

Please do let us know at this stage if you have any specific questions or requirements such as Learning Support Needs.


2. School Tour

We like to tailor our School Tours to each individual family since every child (and parent!) has specific interests and questions. Your tour can be as brief or as detailed as you wish it to be – just let us know. Once you’ve looked around the School, you’ll be invited to have an informal chat with our Headmaster, Mr James Featherstone.


3. Taster Day

A Taster Day will then be arranged to give a sample of life at Exeter Cathedral School. Much like our School Tours, these are tailored to the individual family and interests of the child(ren). For more information on Taster Days, please contact our Admissions Manager: admissions@exetercs.org | 01392 255 298


4. Registration form

The registration form can be completed at any stage of the admissions process; we do, however, recommend submitting it once your child has completed their Taster Day. There is a £75 non-refundable registration fee to secure your child’s place at Exeter Cathedral School.


5. Current school reference

Once we have received your permission, we will contact your child’s current school to obtain their school report and ensure a standard transfer form is completed.


6. Offer letter

A member of the Senior Leadership Team will review the feedback from the Taster Day, the school report and reference before considering offering your child(ren) a place at Exeter Cathedral School.


7. Acceptance form

Once you have received an offer letter, should you wish to go ahead, you will be asked to complete an acceptance form. There is a £250 confirmation deposit – held on your account until your child leaves Exeter Cathedral School. From this point we look forward to officially welcoming your family to Exeter Cathedral School, seeing them embark on a very special learning journey.

Why Exeter Cathedral School?

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"Exeter Cathedral School balances academia and childhood brilliantly"

Good Schools Guide 2016
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"Highly successful in its aim to develop children as independent learners"

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