Exeter Cathedral School

Exeter Cathedral School is Exeter’s oldest school, and the only school in the city to offer boarding. The earliest written reference to the School is 1179 and the School continues to educate the 40 boy and girl choristers or Exeter Cathedral. Now a thriving Prep School of some 270 boys and girls, Exeter Cathedral School offers a broad and balanced education which has its roots in Christian values and was rated as 'Excellent in all areas' in the most recent ISI inspection.

The Chantry
Palace Gate

+44 (0)1392 255 298

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ISC associations: IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Christian

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 217

Exeter Cathedral School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£7,997 to £8,565

Day fees per term:
£694 to £5,390

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
878 / 6000

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2.5 to 13 (121)

Boarding: 7 to 13 (3)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 2.5 to 13 (91)

Boarding: 7 to 13 (2)

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Exeter Cathedral School offers annual Awards ('ECS Awards') for pupils entering Year 7, designed to recognise and reward enthusiasm, commitment, potential, passion and talent amongst Year 6 pupils. 

ECS Awards take the form of fee remission (with bursary top-ups also available) and are offered across a range of disciplines. 

Bursaries are also available and further information is available from the Director of Finance and Operations. 

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies