Admissions Procedure

Applying for a place to join the Prep (Years 3-8) at Exeter Cathedral School is very straightforward.

Entry can be at any time of year into any academic year in which there is space.  All places are subject to availability and our standard admission procedures.  Our Registrar, Mrs Lucy Lewis, will be very pleased to help with all stages of this process.

The Admission procedure:

Request a prospectus via the link below or by calling the School Registrar

We will help you arrange a visit.  This will include a full tour of the School with the Headmaster.

Registration.  We suggest that you register your child, either before or after your visit, by completing and returning a registration form.

We will help you arrange a Taster Day. The aim of the day is to ascertain that your child will be happy and will thrive at ECS.  It is not a day of tests, although there will be some light-touch assessing taking place through taught lessons. If your child has a particular interest – PE, art, swimming etc – the taster day can be arranged on a day when this activity takes place.  Pupil mentors are assigned to take special care of visiting children.  The Headmaster, or another senior member of staff, will also meet your child for an informal interview.

Feedback and offering of a place.  Members of staff who have taught your child will give feedback to the Headmaster and Assistant Head.  If all has gone well a formal offer of a place will be made.  A satisfactory report will also be required from your child’s current school.

For full details please refer to the School’s Admission Policy.

Registration Form

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"Exeter Cathedral School balances academia and childhood brilliantly"

Good Schools Guide 2016