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The academic ethos at Blundell’s is fuelled by a number of complementary principles and beliefs.

We see exam performance as a way of opening doors in the future, rather than an end unto itself.

Our highly effective academic approach is based on the very latest research into the way in which pupils learn. Self-efficacy, derived from a pupils’ belief that they can succeed and that they are believed in, is key. We know that a pupil with drive and determination to do well, whatever their academic ability, will find achievement at every turn.

Complementing this, we have a carefully-constructed system in place to guide pupils towards a more active approach to their learning. Rather than sitting back and listening, we need our pupils to be on the front foot – asking questions, discussing ideas, engaged and thinking for themselves.

We entwine the academic and the pastoral as we know that pupils learn best when they are supported and happy. We are therefore committed to ensuring that every pupil at Blundell’s is known and wholeheartedly encouraged to succeed in every facet of their life.

Latest News

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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