Week commencing 6 November 2017

News & events

Week commencing 6 November 2017

Girls’ Hockey

Wednesday 8 November

3rd XI v King's Ottery - lost 0 - 6

Thursday 9 November

U14 Schools National Champs Regional Finals

The U14 girls represented Devon at the U14 West Finals at Clifton College.

Mrs Marsh said they played Red Maids winning 2-0, which was a fantastic start to the competition.

"The second match against a Sherborne did not quite go as planned and after having all the possession in the first half the girls lost 2-0," she said.

"They needed to beat Truro High School to proceed to the quarter finals which they did beating them 1-0.

"Exeter School then played Dean Close in the quarter finals losing 1-0 in a closely contested match. It was an excellent day and the girls did themselves proud."

U15A/B XI v St Peters HS - won 2 - 1


Wednesday 8 November

1st XI v Teignmouth Community School - drew 1 - 1 (Rupert Harris)

The 1st XI was provided with an opportunity to challenge its skills on a 3G surface in a match at Teignmouth Community School.

"Given all the benefits of such a pitch, it was surprising that we felt strangely uncomfortable in possession and really struggled to get to grips with things in the first 15 minutes," said Mr Ashman. "During this time, the opposition scored a freak goal, when a hopeful free-kick bounced over the head of our keeper, James Horler, to give the opposition the lead.

"Fortunately, we showed more composure after the break and started to string some passes together and created a few opportunities. One such moment lead to a penalty, after Severin Baker was brought down just inside the box, after breaking free from his marker.

"Our captain, George Halse, stepped up to take the spot kick and clearly had his eye on the top right-hand corner. Unfortunately, it flew a good five yards over the bar! However, we kept plugging away and some good work by Aaron Tucker set up Rupert Harris to finish, thereby giving us a deserved equaliser.

"Special mentions go to Sam Bown for a composed display at left-back and Ben Abrahams for putting on a tigerish display just in front of the back four.

"The boys very sensibly picked up that next week’s coaching session with our Catalan coach from Exeter City FC, Dom Duesa, should focus on being more composed in possession and providing a greater number of options for the play er in possession."

Cross Country

Wednesday 8 November

The first round of this year’s cross country took place at Blundell’s School in some cold and muddy conditions.

Exeter School took fifteen runners who were all keen to finish in a top sixteen place which would gain them selection for the Exeter Area team in a match against East Devon on Wednesday 29 November.

Each race was extremely competitive with around 70 runners taking part. Results were:

Year 7 Girls (Third Form) – Elizabeth Doherty 10th, Lilly-Mae Bold 63rd

Year 7 Boys (Third Form) – Jayesh Lake 18th, James Matthews 27th, Joe Pinner-Poustie 32nd, Jacob Lesh 37th & Albert Venn 39th

Junior Girls (Fourth and Lower Fifth) – Anna Czipri 11th, Matilda Venn 35th & Elusha Gribble 44th

Junior Boys (Fourth and Lower Fifth) – Olly Capps 1st, Tom Gray 10th, Toby Collins 15th, Barnaby O’Brien 19th, Zac Brown 20th

Well done to Elizabeth, Anna, Olly, Tom and Toby who will all represent the Exeter Area on Wednesday 29 November.

Congratulations also to Olly (Fourth Form) who won the Junior Boys event against runners who were a year older than him.


Over half term, Hugo Hepburn, Olivia Eden, Alice and Megan Bailey competed at the NSEA championships at Addington. The conditions were tough and there were lots of competitors.
Hugo qualified as an individual for the 80 Jumping With Style which was an amazing achievement in itself, but was sadly out of the placings.

In the 90 JwS (Jumping With Style) the team of Hugo, Olivia, Alice and Megan frustratingly had some stops and poles which left them out of the placings.

Sunday fared better in the 90 Hickstead qualifier. Approximately 60 individuals took part and both Olivia and Megan did really lovely clear rounds with them finishing 14th and 18th individually which was an excellent result as this was a national competition.

"Well done to all the competitors on achieving some excellent results," said Miss Carter.

On Sunday 5 November, team members competed at Pontispool for the Hickstead qualifier.
The 80cm team of Olivia Eden, Eliza Heard, Ruby Scott and Alice Bailey did well but sadly didn't achieve any rosettes.

The 90cm team comprising of Olivia, Ruby, Alice and Emily Rix did really well and finished second overall, this qualifies them for the Hickstead Championships next year. There were 17 teams and approximately 80 individuals, Olivia did a fantastic round coming 8th individually.

Emily also took part in the 1m class having only returned from New York.