ECS Awards 2024: applications are now closed
Assessment Day: Saturday 13 January 2024
What is ECS Awards?
ECS Awards (the name for Exeter Cathedral School’s scholarship programme) is designed to recognise and reward enthusiasm, commitment, potential, passion and talent amongst pupils entering the School in Year 7.
What our Award Holders say…
The value of Years 7 & 8
at Exeter Cathedral School
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).
Assessment day will be taking place on Saturday 13 January 2024.
We will be accepting applications for ECS Awards up until Monday 18 December 2023.
We welcome our Choristers to apply for ECS Awards! Choristers of Exeter Cathedral School may apply for up to two awards but are eligible to be awarded one award, as per the following:
- A Choristership is classed as one award
- Choristers can still opt for up to two awards (with the exception of the Music Award)
- Choristers are only permitted to be awarded one award in addition to their Choristership award
Once the application deadline has passed, parents/guardians of candidates will receive an email from the school regarding information on their chosen awards.
The assessment day will include:
- A 10-minute interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This is a chance to get to know a bit more about the candidate as a person, as well as to explore together some of their interests, experiences and passions. These interviews are quite informal, and there is no need to prepare anything.
- Assessments in chosen award(s) conducted by specialist members of school staff