Skip to main content
  • The King's School
    Cadhay Lane
    Ottery St Mary
    EX11 1RA
  • Head: Mr Rob Gammon
  • T 01404 812982
  • F 01404 815685
  • E
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 1070; sixth formers: 180
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th March 2014
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 3rd February 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Sixth formers are lucky to have a new block, built in 2009 and extended in 2012. A parent of an ex-pupil told us, ‘They had the space to grow into adults without having to let go of anything before they were ready.’ Many moved to be in the school’s catchment area, and haven’t regretted it. Parents of a recent leaver anonymously donated a new language lab to the school – they said the money could have been spent on a private education and they wanted to give something back...

Read review »

What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

This is a fantastic school which really strives to ensure each child fulfils and exceeds their potential. They don't force a square peg into a round hole, just help find the correct hole! Differences are celebrated. Congratulations to all at the Kings school, staff and pupils on their Outstanding Ofsted report for 2014.

Commented on 25th Apr 2014

Read comments

Please login to post a comment.

Thank the school

Parents and pupils often have cause to acknowledge the help and support they have received from their schools, for example in helping in the choice of further education or careers. "Say thank you" allows you to send a quick note of appreciation to the school in general or to an individual teacher.

This is a thank you to your school, teacher or careers adviser who helped you to get where you are now.

Please fill in the fields below, which we will transform into a letter of thanks from you to them.

Leave blank if you want to thank the school as a whole

Years you were there

Can be left blank but, if you can, think of a few words that will bring a smile.

2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Geography at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Rob Gammon, previously head of Robert Blake Science College in Somerset. He has a PE, sports science and physics degree and was deputy head at King's School before taking up his headship at Robert Blake in 2013.

Academic matters

In 2016, 21 per cent A*/A, 48 per cent A*-B grades at A level and 31 per cent A*-A at GCSE (72 per cent achieved 5+ A*-C grades including English and maths). Fifty-six per cent A*/A for EPQ. Strongest subjects are also the most popular – geography, biology and maths, all with 50/60 students at A level. GCSE results are above average and students of all abilities are doing well. All classes are mixed ability except for maths.

Twenty-eight A level options including dance, media studies, politics, photography, psychology, sociology and...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Subscribe now for instant access to data. Already subscribed? Login here.

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Subscribe now for instant access to school catchment.

The data is based on actual admissions from the schools years September 2012 – August 2015 inclusive. Data from the school year September 2015 – August 2016 will be available in 2017.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

30000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent friendly interactive directory.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of more than 1200+ schools.
Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools inc. year of entry.
School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide to North or South London.

Your subscription will activate on checkout

The Good Schools Guide London SouthThe Good Schools Guide London North

 GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Struggling with an SEN problem? Get advice from our experts.



Struggling with an SEN problem? Get advice from our experts. November 22nd at The Space, Marylebone, NW1 5NX. Limited tickets available