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Exeter Cathedral School
The Chantry, Palace Gate
Exeter, EX1 1HX

[email protected]
+44 (01392) 255 298

Nursery (Rising 3 to 4 Years)

Welcome to Exeter Cathedral School’s Nursery, located in Exeter’s city centre and in close proximity to the university, hospital and Southernhay business district.

Our large, purpose-built, bright and modern Nursery is housed alongside our Pre-Prep department in the Cathedral Close. The Nursery has a sheltered outdoor play area and children have full use of the beautiful woodland garden as well as an inviting rubber-crumb outdoor playground.

Run by our specialist Head of Nursery and a team of experienced and caring keyworkers, our Nursery provides a first-rate education in a stimulating and highly nurturing environment. The children are encouraged to explore, to question, to discover and to be kind – resulting in happy, confident learners who flourish socially and academically. A fresh, healthy, hot lunch is provided daily and is served to the children in the Nursery by the School’s catering team.

Children may join us at any time from the start of the term of their third birthday and spend up to two years in the Nursery before moving across the playground to our Reception classes.

We accept Early Years funding of up to 15 hours per week and would be delighted to show you and your child around to experience for yourselves what makes the Nursery at Exeter Cathedral School such a special learning environment.

The Woodland Garden


Yes, we accept Early Years Funding vouchers.

Yes, there is a hot school lunch and a fresh fruit morning snack provided each day, which is included in the school fees.

We provide wrap-around care for children in Nursery upwards, before school from 08h00-08h30, and after school care from 15h15-17h00 which takes place in the Nursery building. 

After school care from 17h00-18h30 takes place in The Chantry (the Prep School).

Before and after school care is available at a small extra cost.

For more details on wrap-around care fees, please contact the finance department on: [email protected]

Yes, of course! To arrange your private tour of Exeter Cathedral School, please contact our friendly admissions team on: [email protected] | 01392 255 298 

Interested in enrolling at Exeter Cathedral School?

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the enrolment process, or simply about life at Exeter Cathedral School in general.

To find out more, please contact our Admissions Manager or enquire using the button below: [email protected] | 01392 457 072
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