Our Prep School pupils, aged 7 – 13, receive an outstanding educational experience from highly-qualified subject specialists.
In the younger years, the core subjects are taught by dedicated Form Teachers and our creative curriculum is delivered by in-house specialists.
Our senior pupils receive Common Entrance preparation from experienced and highly-qualified subject specialists. At 13, pupils move on to a range of leading Senior Schools, many with Scholarships and Awards.
Our Prep School is located in the lee of Exeter Cathedral: our main site is on Palace Gate and other specialist departments are clustered together in the North-West corner of the Cathedral Green.
Here are three reasons why our valued families choose to stay at Exeter Cathedral School all the way through to Year 8…
Exeter Cathedral School is a Prep School, meaning that we educate pupils up until the end of Year 8. Joining us at Year 7 through to Year 8 offers huge advantages to children: our pupils benefit from being part of a small school and can grow in independence, self-reliance, self-awareness and self-confidence in a tailor-made and nurturing environment.
Valuing the Individual
We focus on educating ‘the whole child’. Our average class size is 15, and we are proud to know each and every one of our pupils as an individual. Our pupils can continue being children whilst learning about themselves and honing the skills they need to flourish at secondary school.
Superb Preparation and Future Success
At the end of Year 8, all our pupils move on to one of their chosen secondary schools: some choose state secondary schools, some choose grammar schools, and some choose independent schools. Whatever the family’s choice, we work alongside parents/guardians and the children to find the right school for them. In both 2020 and 2021, 84% of our Year 8 pupils secured a scholarship – some with double/ triple awards – at their first-choice senior school (with significant fee remission).