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

[email protected]
+44 (01392) 255 298

The Director of Sport is Mr James Kelly, and our sporting philosophy is ‘sport for all’: the focus is on participation, development and enjoyment whilst still catering for our elite athletes. We provide an outstanding Sport and Wellbeing education, and we want to nurture a passion in all of our pupils so that when they leave at the end of Year 8 they do so with a love for a healthy and active lifestyle. 


Our major team sports are hockey, cross-country, rugby, netball, cricket (for all) and athletics, and we offer a great range of sporting clubs and activities (both recreational and competitive) after school.

Lessons and coaching offered to our pupils this year includes: 

  • Reception and Year 1: a specialist PE lesson and a Games lesson each week 
  • Year 2: a specialist PE lesson and a Games afternoon each week 
  • Years 3 to 5: a specialist PE lesson and two Games afternoons each week 
  • Years 6 to 8: a specialist PE lesson and two Games afternoons each week. Years 7 & 8 can also choose to join the Sports Enrichment Programme.

Senior Enrichment Programme 

Our Year 7 and 8 pupils can also follow the Sports strand of our Senior Enrichment Programme: dedicated curriculum time to focus on Sport and Performance, Sports Psychology, Fundamental movement Skills, Personal Fitness and, where appropriate, scholarship preparation.


We are proud of our long-standing association with some of the region’s top sporting clubs and venues. We train and play at the world-class Exeter University Sports Hub, including the AstroTurf pitches, Indoor Cricket Nets, Covered Tennis Courts and the Indoor Sports Hall. Exeter Cricket Club and County Ground; Exeter Athletics Arena; and Victoria Park Tennis Club. All of these first-rate venues are a few moments away in one of our minibuses, allowing our pupils and staff to make the most of the best sporting facilities in the city.

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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