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Welcome to the Prep School

From the moment you walk into the school you will find a tangible sense of community and a passionate approach towards the development of every child in our care.


I believe that we are a school which embraces the traditional values of family life along with a strong academic ethos. Whilst academic pursuits are a critical part of each child’s school life, we recognise that growing up is much more than just time spent in the classroom. At Blundell’s Prep the message to the children is clear. We want you to try everything, to find your passion and to become the very best person that you can be. You will find inspiration in the classroom, in the drama studio and on the games field. You will find it in Music, in Art and in the wonderful friendships that you will make.

We want every child to feel that they belong here and the school’s motto ‘Non Sibi’ encourages values of courtesy, empathy and selflessness which combine to create a very special atmosphere.

From rising 3 years old, your children will discover the joy of exploration within a superbly equipped Nursery. As they move through the school they become more independent and venture out into the beautiful grounds set amongst idyllic Devon countryside. They will enjoy time in our own woodland as well as our outdoor classroom, The Hub, helping them develop as individuals. With dedicated staff and high quality resources available to support your child they will grow and develop into young people with a thirst for learning and the confidence to face the challenges of the next stage of their education.

I would be delighted to take you on a tour so that you can experience first-hand the many qualities of this remarkable school. I look forward to meeting you soon. Until then, you can see a snapshot of life in our school in the video above.

If you would like to visit the School please contact the School Office on 01884 252393 and we will be delighted to arrange an appointment for you.

Andy Southgate
Head Master of Blundell's Prep

Latest News

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Pupil Profile

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Why is music important?

Music ignites all areas of child development and skills, including intellectual, social, emotional and motor language. It enhances good concentration and develops listening skills so that the child can achieve academically in all areas of the curriculum.

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When Nature Meets Nurture: Outdoor Learning at Blundell’s Prep

The children cannot wait to put on their Wellington boots to get outside to ‘play’ each week, but what are the benefits of this ‘Forest School fad’?! Is there really any value in climbing trees, lighting fires and creating mud pies?! Where is the learning?!

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Food Technology – the most cross-curricular of all the subjects!

Ask any child at Blundell’s Prep what their favourite lesson is and invariably Food Technology is at the top of the rankings.

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Blundell’s Adventure, Leadership and Service Award (BALSA)

BALSA – is a programme that has been developed here over the years, and is one that continues to evolve, which really challenges our older children to them learn about themselves and discover the beauty in helping others.

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Why is Engineering an important part of the curriculum?

Engineering and understanding new technologies are key parts of modern life and so it follows that they should feature within the curriculum.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

Prep School News

FIRST CLASS FACILITIES IN AN IDYLLIC LOCATION

Travel to Blundell's

Blundell’s is ideally situated, with Junction 27 of the M5 and Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station being just 6 minutes away.

The historic city of Exeter is half an hour away and the School is surrounded by the green and lush hills of Mid-Devon.

Croyde

Croyde

60 Minutes from Blundell's

The pretty village of Croyde is widely regarded at the surfing capital of North Devon. Flanked by the impressive Putsborough, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe beaches, this area is fantastic for taking school trips affording Blundell’s pupils a chance to surf or just enjoy a great day out by the seaside.

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

40 minutes from Blundell's

Dartmoor’s 386 miles really does have something for everyone, from castle ruins, myths and legends to endless opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding and hiking. The moor is used extensively by the Blundell’s CCF contingent, Duke of Edinburgh participants and 10 Tors teams for hiking and camping.

The Exe Estuary

The Exe Estuary

30 minutes from Blundell's

Located on the south coast of Devon, the Exe Estuary boasts some fantastic features; it is an internationally renowned site for habitats and wildlife and has beautiful Blue Flag beaches. Blundellians regularly use various locations on the estuary for activities such as Sailing, Canoeing and Kayaking.

Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

40 minutes from Blundell’s

Starting at Exmouth, the Jurassic Coast is a hugely diverse and beautiful landscape underpinned by geological features of global importance. It remains England’s only natural UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a host of wonderful opportunities for field trips, particularly in Geography, Geology and Biology.

Exmoor

Exmoor

25 minutes from Blundell’s

Within its 267 square mile boundary, Exmoor has a unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, bordered on its northern edge by soaring cliffs and rugged coastline. It offers stunning and challenging conditions for the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

Exeter

Exeter

30 minutes from Blundell’s

Blundell’s pupils really enjoy their day trips to Exeter, whether canoeing, climbing or Dragon Boat Racing at the Quay, or wandering the shops and eateries. The magnificent Cathedral is one of the foremost attractions of the city, and this is the venue for the Blundell’s biennial Carol Concert.