List of Independent Schools in Devon

There are a range of independent schools in Devon covering mixed schools, schools for boys and schools for girls.

Below you’ll find a list of those schools that we have included which have entry into year 7 (11 Plus entry).

Devon Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Blundell’s School

Blundell’s School is a mixed school.

Blundell’s School- 589 pupils.

“Blundell’s is a co-educational independent school for full, weekly and flexi boarding and day pupils from ages 11 to 18. The school combines strong academic achievement and excellent facilities with the best pastoral care: the welfare and happiness of pupils is a top priority. The deep and enduring friendships formed at Blundell’s, fostered by the school’s fantastic community spirit, together with the intellectual, physical and cultural interests they develop, provide pupils with skills for life.”

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Exeter School

Exeter School is a mixed school.

Exeter School- 913 pupils.

“Founded in 1633, Exeter School occupies a 25 acre site, located within a mile of the city centre, where it has been since 1880. The school is a happy, well run school with high all-round standards and very good academic results catering for more than 900 girls and boys aged 7 to 18. It is well placed for outdoor pursuits (e.g. Ten Tors on Dartmoor) and has its own very large voluntary CCF unit.”

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Stover School

Stover School is a mixed school.

Stover School- 364 pupils.

“Stover is a leading school in the south west, set in 64 acres of beautiful grounds; a friendly day and boarding school for boys and girls. There is a supportive, nurturing environment enabling students to acquire excellent qualifications and the confidence to achieve their aspirations. Co-ed teaching is offered throughout the school and pupils achieve outstanding results at GCSE & A Level.”

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The Maynard School

The Maynard School is an all girls school.

The Maynard School- 368 pupils.

“A dynamic, supportive, community; the Maynard is committed to excellence in providing learning opportunities that inspire and challenge. Students will demonstrate creativity, be socially responsible and through their shared experience become independent and reflective learners. A wide-ranging extra-curricular programme enables students to achieve in all aspects of school life.”

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Trinity School

Trinity School is a mixed school.

Trinity School- 419 pupils.

“Trinity is an RC/CofE foundation providing Co-educational schooling for Day and Boarding pupils of Nursery age up to 6th Form. Trinity takes a broad ability range and is known for providing very high Value Added. Most pupils move on to university. A wide range of sports and activities are offered. The school is in a rural seaside town with excellent connections by road, rail and air.”

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Preparing for entry into an Independent School

We have developed a section on how to prepare for Independent school exams and how to prepare for Independent School interviews so do please feel free to use these resources if you would like to.

If you are thinking of trying for an Independent School scholarship or bursary then please see our information page on that topic.

Equally, many independent schools publish past papers and we have past papers and sample papers which are useful for preparation in all the core areas:

Free sample 11 Plus English practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Maths practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers