Junior School

Junior School Beyond the Curriculum

Exeter School believes that education in the widest sense stretches way beyond the constraints of classrooms, timetables, and prescribed examination specifications. Sport, music, art, and drama play a considerable part in the lives of very many pupils. Outside of the 40-period academic week, opportunities abound for curriculum enrichment, including a wide range of thriving clubs.

Please look at the junior school and senior school clubs and activities booklets for a flavour of the range of activities on offer all year round.

A typical term might include clubs in art, chess, coding, Christian Union, dance, drama, debating, design, electronics, lifesaving, Medical Society, Model United Nations, photography, reading groups, sewing, science and Warhammer in addition to all the sporting clubs, musical ensembles, and dramatic rehearsals, which are embedded in the programme.

The senior school structure of clubs, rehearsals and practices allows pupils greater independence to follow their own interests and, with our older pupils, to participate in running clubs for our younger pupils.

In addition to extra-curricular activities the school offers a special ‘Friday 8’ programme for pupils in Year 10 and above. This provides pupils the opportunity to join either the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), comprising a Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army Section, or the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme (DofE).

In sixth form the Friday 8 programme is expanded with opportunities for pupils to take part in community service, become a sports leader, form part of the Exonian magazine editing team, join the musical group SWUNK, or take part in our community volunteering group.