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  • The King's School
    Cadhay Lane
    Ottery St Mary
    EX11 1RA
  • Head: Mr Rob Gammon
  • T 01404 812982
  • F 01404 815685
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 1018; sixth formers: 182
  • 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...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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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 2017, 29 per cent A*/A, 54 per cent A*-B grades at A level and 26 per cent A*-A/9-7 at GCSE (79 per cent of pupils got 4-9 in both English and maths). Sixty-three 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...

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