Eight free places on offer at Exeter School

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Eight free places on offer at Exeter School

Three for 11+ and five for 16+

Exeter School is delighted to offer eight free places to children from the local community.

The co-educational independent school for children aged 7 – 18 has received sufficient donations and legacies from former pupils, in addition to ongoing grants from a local charity, to create eight bursaries for children from Exeter.

Headmaster Bob Griffin said he was delighted with the interest shown in the free places which were launched last year.

“We have already started awarding bursaries to local children who will begin their educational journey at Exeter School in September 2017,” he said.

“We are now keen to attract more bright young people to our school by offering eight more free places for entry in the Senior School and Sixth Form in September 2018,” he said.

Three of the bursaries - called Foundation Bursaries and funded from alumni legacies and gifts – are on offer for entry into Year 7.

There are three full bursaries for the Sixth Form funded from the St John’s Hospital Educational Foundation grant.

Two further free places, called ‘The George Williams Bursaries’, to study the Sciences in the Sixth Form, have also been made possible by a generous bequest and continuing donations from the estate of a prominent deceased Old Exonian.

Families interested in making the most of this opportunity are encouraged to visit the school at the summer open evening on 11 July or book an appointment to meet the headmaster. Places are on offer to pupils who pass the entrance examinations, which are held in January 2018, and whose parents could not afford to send their child to Exeter School without financial assistance.

Exeter School has always provided a significant number of means-tested bursaries at the School for those in need of support, and these will continue to be provided and at the same level as before.

Further information about bursaries can be found on the School website: http://www.exeterschool.org.uk/admissions/scholarships-and-awards