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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 mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 1071
  • 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..

Parents are local farmers, civil servants, doctors. Many moved to be in the school’s catchment area, and haven’t regretted it. ‘This [school] really made us all feel that we belonged,’ said one. 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.

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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 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...

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