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Blundell’s judged as ‘excellent’ by ISI

We are delighted to announce that Blundell’s has been judged as ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Please see the full report here.

“Pupils make extremely good progress from their starting points. Pupils throughout the school show highly positive attitudes to learning. Teachers’ high expectations as well as their establishment of a stimulating environment for learning in and around classrooms, encourage pupils to engage fully with tasks and achievements.”

“Pupils throughout the school demonstrate strong development of self-confidence and self-awareness, at levels appropriate to or, for many, beyond their age. Pupils showed their justifiable pride in their own and in others’ achievements, without appearing in the least arrogant or excessively competitive.”


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.