Exeter Junior

School:
Exeter Junior
School Type:
Address:
Exeter Junior School, Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NS
Postcode:
EX2 4NS
Region:
Devon
Telephone:
01392 273679
Gender:
Co-ed
Pupils:
161
Fees:
Σ2980
Enquiries:
The Registrar
Description:

Founded 1633 as a boys school, it has been co-educational since 1997. It is close to the city centre and the school has a distinct building and play area on the 25-acre site which it shares with the senior school. The school’s aim is to encourage pupils to delight in the natural world and to prepare them both to explore and contribute to the challenges of society. It benefits from the sports facilities, shared with the senior school, and is successful in sport, particularly hockey. Transfer to the senior school is automatic and the vast majority of pupils go on to Exeter School.

School Head:
Headmistress: Mrs Alison J Turner, in post since 2006. Educated at Surrey University. Teaching staff: 10 full-time, 3 part-time. Average age 41.
Results:
Pupils took Key Stage 2 assessments until 2009; all achieved Level 4 standard, 87% Level 5. Some 15% of pupils gain entrance scholarships to the senior school.
Furtherhigher:
90+% go on to Exeter School; entrance from the junior school is automatic, subject to satisfactory continual assessment.
Arts:
Up to 50% of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental exams may be taken. 5 musical groups, including orchestra, string group. Annual concert. All pupils involved in school drama productions (The Wind in the Willows recently). Music, drama and art all offered as extra-curricular activities.
Sport:
Compulsory sports: football, rugby, hockey, netball, athletics, rounders, swimming. On-site sports facilities shared with senior school: sports field, astroturf and all-weather courts, sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, squash courts, outdoor heated swimming pool. Fixtures against many independent West Country schools. U11 national hardball cricket champions, boys hockey national runners up and girls hockey county champions (2010). Activities: Up to 30 clubs and activities including Italian, Club Creative, chess, handwriting, swimming, drama, Christian Union and various sports eg squash, table tennis, football, rugby, cricket, netball, rounders.