Schools in Devon

Salisbury Road School



There are many primary schools in the Devon area with outstanding Ofsted reports.  We wouldn’t suggest you discount those who aren't outstanding schools; it’s worth doing your research making use of websites that offer parent to parent feedback, as well as looking at the Ofsted reports.  

Secondary schools in the area have limited catchment areas and you would be wise to keep this in mind when house hunting.

There are also a good number of excellent independent schools.


Some worthy of a mention include:

Beaford Community Primary & Nursery School, Bere Alston Primary School, Black Torrington Church of England Primary School, Broadclyst Community Primary School, Chulmleigh Primary School, East Anstey Primary School, Feniton Church of England Primary School, Highampton Community Primary School, Offwell Church of England Primary School, Seaton Primary School and St Mary's Church of England Primary School.

State Secondary schools are a little challenging in Devon but some of those of note are Chumleigh Community College, Devonport High Schools for Girls and for Boys, and Clyst Vale Community College.

There are 7 grammar schools in the geographic county of Devon, but there are three different admission authorities involved in the admissions process: Devon County Council, Plymouth & Torbay. There is also a “bilateral” school – Westlands School in Torbay.


South Tawton Primary School


Independent Schools 

There are many both preparatory and secondary schools, including the well renowned Blundells Independent School and its primary school, which serves pupils from ages 3 to 18. It combines strong academic achievement and excellent facilities. West Buckland, another well respected independent co-ed day and boarding school, is highly rated and sits in its own 100 acre grounds. Bramdean School, Exeter is an independent school situated in Heavitree, Exeter. Bramdean School is a selective mixed independent school of 200 pupils.

Blundell's School

Blundell's School

Useful tools which might help your search

Tool which shows schools, catchments and property for sale via a postcode/town search-

Website which includes parent feedback

Well known website listing all the private schools, you can subscribe to get more information.

For more information about living in Devon, visit our Why Move to Devon? page