Week commencing 30 April 2019

News & events

Week commencing 30 April 2019

Girls' Hockey

Tuesday 30 April

U13 West Regional Finals, Millfield

The U13 girls competed in the West Regional Hockey Finals.

"It was a fantastic day with some outstanding performances," said Miss McIlwrath.

"The girls stormed through the first two matches, winning against Launceston and Bristol Grammar School. The 3rd match against an extremely strong Dean Close team unfortunately didn’t go our way, despite some impressive defensive plays. The team remained positive, however, going on to seal a 3-0 win over Lady Hawkins in our fourth game.

"The Sherborne match proved crucial to Exeter pulling out of the group stages and it was definitely the match of the day. The girls played the most amazing hockey, putting intense pressure on a very strong opposition. Exeter scored the first goal but unfortunately couldn’t stop a high speed shot from a short corner. The game ended 1-1, meaning Exeter narrowly missed out on a place in the next rounds.

"The team showed superb skill, resilience and determination throughout the competition, doing Exeter School proud."


Wednesday 1 May 

1st XI v Devon Dumplings – lost by 39 runs

Devon Dumplings – 290 for 2

Exeter 1st XI – 251 for 7 (James Horler 141, Jash Patidar 40)

Water Polo

Wednesday 1 May

School v West Buckland - postponed


Thursday 2 May
Exeter & District trials, Exeter Arena

The athletics season started with Exeter & District Trials. After a competitive day, the following pupils have been selected to represent the area in the next round against East Devon, later in the term. Well done to all who took part.

Year 7 Girls

Tasha Higgins (200m)

Nell Smith (long jump)

Zoe Maynard (800m)

Nell Smith (javelin)

Year 7 Boys

Toby Capps (800m)

Oliver Adams (long jump)

Junior Girls

Eliza Heard (high jump – 1st)

Bea Oliver-Stevens (75m hurdles – 1st)

Poppy Parker (75m hurdles – 2nd, 300m - 2nd)

Elizabeth Doherty (800m – 2nd)

Junior Boys

Oliver Capps (1500m – 1st)

Intermediate Girls

Cleo Turley (shot -1st)


Wednesday 24 April

On Wednesday our golf team took on Malvern College from Worcestershire for a place in the HMC Foursomes National Final.

"Unfortunately, they just missed out, suffering a 1 - 2 loss," said Mr Wilcock.

"Although Sam Corney and Tom Peters managed a resounding victory, neither Fred Bishop and Jack Parry nor Louis Hayman and Ben Reynolds could overcome their opponents, although both matches were lost on the 18th hole and could have gone either way."

Thursday 2 May

School v OEs, Golf and Country Club

On Thursday 2 May, the Old Exonians held their annual golf day at the Exeter Golf and Country Club.

"Expertly organised by 1975 leaver Eddie Trick. 30 OEs took part and Tim Lee (2005) won the morning nine hole competition and former 1st X1 cricket captain Richie Wilkinson (2006) was victorious in the main afternoon round," said Mr Wilcock.

"Also as part of the day, the school send a team to compete in the team event and their score counts towards the annual OE v School sport competition for the Joe Mullins Trophy. This year, Ben Reynolds, Jack Parry and Tom Peters played particularly well, meaning a clear win for the school. In addition Tom recorded the longest drive on the 18th, winning himself a prize!"

Boys' Tennis

Thursday 2 May

Aegon League

Div 1 U15 V Ivybridge 

The U15 Aegon tennis league started for the School on Thursday.

"The boys' Div 1 team met Ivybridge on a very chilly evening and the young side performed with great credit," said Mr Skinner.

"Considering the early season start, everyone looked confident in their approach play and serving. Practice and match play will only aid further development. The result at the end of the singles and doubles rounds was a tie and so, a doubles tie break for a mixed pair was necessary.

"It was a tense affair with even Jim Dixon quiet and focussed acutely on the job to be done. A mid game fight back was not quite enough to save the tie, Exeter eventually losing 7-10."

Mr Skinner was very impressed with the performance levels. “ Lead by Jim, the team played with control and composure. Archie Redfern and Tom Russell continued to impress and Sam Clunie played with good tactical awareness.”


Thursday 2 May

U15A v Plymouth College  - won 24 - 12

U15B v Plymouth College - lost 6 - 24


Senior swimming saw the final senior House sports competition of the year as Upper Fifth and Sixth Formers prepare for study leave.

Well done to Buller on their convincing win!