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Blundell’s life

Devon has long-been one of England’s most popular places to live, and it is also a great place to go to school. At a time when there is, rightly, an ever-growing focus on adolescent mental health and wellbeing, the advantage of our location is self-evident.

Devonians are known for their warmth, and this is reflected in the strength of the relationships we see within the school. This is fostered by the Boarding Houses, central to the lives of our pupils. We are grateful for our safe, secure campus, set on the edge of the market town of Tiverton, surrounded by gentle hills and green space.

We count ourselves very lucky here at Blundell’s to be so close to a huge range of sought-after locations and exciting experiences for our pupils; opportunities to camp, sail, surf, and hike are right on our doorstep, as are towns and cities like Taunton and Exeter.

Outdoor activities are a key element of the Blundell’s experience, not just because the pupils love them (which they do), but because they help them to develop values such as resilience and resourcefulness and, more simply, to learn the joy of discovery. Our extensive Blundell’s garden develops pupils’ horticultural skills and provides a space for them to be with friends and connect with nature.

A final advantage of being based in Devon is that we are able to attract a truly outstanding staff body. Our inspirational teachers are diverse, talented and committed. They focus not only on learning, but also on the process of learning, both in and out of the classroom. As a result, we consistently rank among the top schools in the country for value-added data, and regularly achieve national success in academics, sport, music, and drama. We are committed to our ambition to be more thoughtful in understanding our pupils, and more innovative in developing their potential, than any other school in the country.

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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