Welcome to Blundell's School

GCSE results

A huge congratulations to our Year 11’s for achieving an outstanding set of GCSE results. Over 20% of all grades were awarded a 9 and an incredible 56% of all grades were at 7, 8 or 9. The national average is 4.5% and 22% respectively so these are very good results indeed.

The Head, Bart Wielenga said, “These results reflect the tremendous focus and application of our Year 11 pupils and we are so proud of them. The results reflect the high academic aspirations of our pupils and their determination to give of their best in all circumstances. These students are now very well placed to embrace the next challenge on their academic journey and we are looking forward to seeing them back at school in a few weeks’ time when their A-Level courses begin. They will be joined by 25 new Sixth Form students from local schools like Uffculme, Ivybridge and Clyst Vale as well as other independent schools from both the UK and abroad. I would like to thank the staff for their inspirational leadership and their investment in the lives of these young people, especially in the classroom but also in supporting them on the games fields, in the theatre and the art school and in their musical endeavours.”

Read the full press release on the Exam Results page.

A level results

We are extremely proud of our pupils who have performed excellently once again this year and our value added is very strong across all abilities. We are particularly pleased with the top half of the year group (50 pupils) who achieved 70% A*/A and 92% A*-B grades.

Head Bart Wielenga commented: “These results reflect a great deal of hard work by our pupils and highlights that their academic ambition and aspiration is as high as ever. This is also an opportunity for me to pay tribute to the expertise and dedication of our staff who give their time and support to our pupils. Their energy and enthusiasm and unstinting belief in the efficacy of their charges is a key aspect to these successful results.”

Read the full press release and see the results tables on the Exam Results page.


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 our 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 here, provide our pupils with skills for life.

This website can only give you a taste of Blundell’s. A personal visit is invaluable so please contact our Registrars to arrange a visit, when you can meet our pupils and staff and find out more about the happy and fulfilling all-round education which Blundellians enjoy.

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ISI Reports

All independent schools have a full qualitative inspection every six years carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and a compliance inspection every three years. Blundell’s was inspected for compliance by an ISI team in January 2019 who were completely satisfied that the School met all the standards set by the Department for Education. A full inspection took place in 2019 and the report concluded that the School is ‘highly successful in achieving its aims’ with pupils experiencing ‘a wide-ranging education, based on an excellent curriculum’ and that the pupils' personal development and attitudes towards learning are excellent.

Please read our reports together with comments from the Chairman of the Governors and the Head.

Good Schools Guide

The Good Schools Guide view of Blundell’s: ‘Ancient and distinguished Devon institution preserving traditional values and feel, yet turning out considerate and balanced young people all set for careers across the globe.’ Please read the report in full.