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Not a hothouse, but slackers will be pulled up sharply. Regular reporting to parents (includes early warning on promotions and demotions) is a cornerstone of the school. More of an old grammar school work ethic, which most parents relate to easily. Initially unsporty children tend to catch on – ‘My daughter even plays in a local hockey team now,’ reported one parent. Drama has been headed by a couple who arrived from Paris over 20 years ago – inventive, diverse and of a high standard. ‘Honest to goodness value for money’, with flat fee from 11-18. ‘Typically, both parents work and grandparents may chip in'...

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What the school says...

Exeter School entrance examinations consist of: 11+: Maths, English & Computer Adaptive Test. 13+: Maths, English, Science & French/German/Spanish. 16+: Sixth formers selected by GCSE results (minimum 3 As and 3 Bs), school reference and interviews. School reference/report considered at all entry ages.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Spanish at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2003, Mr Bob Griffin MA (50s). Educated at Wallington High School for Boys, then Christ Church, Oxford, where gained first in modern languages (French and Spanish). Taught at Markham College in Lima before becoming head of modern languages at Haileybury. Came to Exeter from RGS Guildford, where he was second master for five years.

Pupils like him, staff respect him and parents rate him. 'One of the school’s real strengths,’ we were told by one mother. Another said he ‘combines warmth with gravitas’ and ‘empathises with wider parental concerns’. Still teaches a little and often covers for staff absences. Solid, no-nonsense kind of skipper who keeps his ship on an even keel. Cares deeply about his school and doesn’t look ready to move elsewhere. Takes time to get to...

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Special Education Needs

Exeter school has a fully qualified Learning Support Coordinator who works to assess and to assist those pupils with Special Educational Needs. Pupils are referred to Learning Support for assessment on entry to the school if SEN is already known or by teaching members of staff when difficulties are noted in lessons. The Learning Support Coordinator will then assess the pupil. The resulting support varies according to need but strategies include, circulation to staff of summary details and strategies to help the pupil learn in class, monitoring through Learning Support and the pastoral system and withdrawal from lessons for one-to-one coaching.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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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