Exeter Cathedral School A GSG School
- Exeter Cathedral School
- Head: Mr Featherstone
- T 01392 255298
- F 01392 422718
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.exetercs.org
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Devon
- Pupils: 303
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Fees: Day £6,714 - £11,199; Boarding + £6,990
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The school feels very much part of the city. In fact one of the opening clips on the local news shows a line of happy children in royal blue tartans and sunny sweatshirts snaking across Cathedral Green. The balance feels just right here; ‘there is an expectation for children to do their best and give their all at any task, and there is an academic push, but it is a gentle, perfectly pitched push,’ parents said.
What the school says...
Exeter Cathedral School is a leading independent day and boarding Prep School for girls and boys aged 2½ - 13.
Founded in the 12th century as a choir school, ECS now offers a fully-rounded education to 280 pupils from a variety of backgrounds and with a range of talents and interests.
We have an enviable location in the heart of the city; a maximum class size of 18, meaning we know each pupil as an individual; a proven track record of securing places and scholarships to a range of leading senior schools; and a firm commitment to being a forward-thinking Prep School with traditional values. We aim to offer an outstanding Prep School experience and are proud of our commitment to educating the ‘whole child’: we seek to do this by providing a nurturing, purposeful, exciting and gently-Christian environment in which each child is known as an individual and encouraged to be mindful of, and grateful for, those around them, and aware of the part that they and others play in building their community.
Above all, we are a school where people matter, and where staff and families work in partnership to help children acquire the right habits for life. ...Read more
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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since January 2016, James Featherstone (30s). Previously head of lower school at the Perse School in Cambridge. Studied French and Spanish at Durham, then did a PGCE there, and was a choral scholar at Durham Cathedral. He later joined the choir of Jesus College, Cambridge and became part of the professional quintet at St-John-at-Hampstead, London.
James and his family live in Hall House, the pre-prep school, and have embraced life in the southwest, making the most of nearby moors and beaches. Julia, his wife, was previously assistant director of music at the Stephen Perse Foundation and now teaches music part-time at ECS. Both are well-suited to this lifestyle; James is son of a headmaster so grew up living in boarding schools, and Julia spent her childhood living in vicarages.
Special Education Needs
Children with special needs are considered on and individual basis and accepted at the discretion of the Headmaster. The SENCO coordinates the provision provided by four part-time specialist teachers including: support for children with moderate dyslexia and other mild learning difficulties, and English as a second langurage.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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