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Enrichment / GAT

Our creative and experienced staff are skilled at extending all pupils within the classroom. Our small classes ensure staff have time to spend with each individual pupil, understanding and responding to their particular needs.

We know that our pupils have different strengths and we take great care in finding ways to build on these strengths. We want every child with a passion for a subject to develop their interest with enthusiasm and an individualised love of learning, driven from within.

We are committed to providing an environment which challenges and encourages all pupils to maximise their potential, including pupils who we identify as being more able. A more able pupil is one whose ability in any subject is significantly and consistently above the expectation for their age. More able pupils are provided with extension and enrichment opportunities within lessons, school activities and through participation in competitions and events with which our school is involved. These opportunities are not necessarily exclusively offered to those pupils on our Gifted & Talented list (GAT) as we recognise the part that interest and enthusiasm can play in achievement; a child who is intrinsically interested in History or who has a passion for Science may well enjoy these challenging activities too.

We also have an Enrichment Programme which runs throughout the school and is open to all who are intellectually curious. These sessions take place on Monday afternoons between 4.45 and 5.30, with topics such as art, language, science, philosophy and much, much more. The sessions include plenty of opportunities for questions to be asked and discussions to be had. We are ambitious for all our children. We encourage everyone to aim high and be the very best they can be.

Latest News

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Ten Tors

Blundell’s School had five Ten Tors Teams who completed the gruelling Ten Tors challenge.

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Summer Cricket at Blundell's

Under 15s National Cup: Blundell's v Marlborough College

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Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

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Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

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Sensory story time at Tiverton Library

Our Head of Pre-Prep Mrs Clifford shares a sensory story time for the community.

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The Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy

Congratulations to Dan, Ben and Will who have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs DPP U18 Academy Programme. It's great to see our strong connections with Exeter Chiefs continue.

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Exeter Cathedral Carol Service

The carol service in Exeter Cathedral is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year certainly did not disappoint.

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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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