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St Wilfrid's Independent School, Exeter, Devon

at 25 – 29 St David’s Hill , EX4 4DA

An Independent Private School based in Exeter. For Boys and Girls aged 3 - 16 years old. The small school with the BIG personality!

St Wilfrid's Independent School, Exeter, Devon
25 – 29 St David’s Hill
Exeter EX4 4DA
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 01392 276171


St Wilfrid’s is a private school and has been in existence for over 140 years and is well known and respected in Exeter for providing non-selective, independent education on a co-educational basis. The overall policy of St Wilfrid’s School, as a school in Devon, is to create a learning environment in which all of the pupils are stimulated to achieve a positive self image by experiencing success, accepting responsibility and by recognising and respecting the needs and achievements of others. At St Wilfrid’s we have an average class size of 14 thus ensuring pupils receive maximum attention and supervision whilst a small community means a positive and secure environment. The atmosphere in which our pupils work ensures stability and happiness so that all may progress and attain their full potential. Relationships are good, behaviour is excellent and discipline problems virtually unknown. Pupils gain confidence and many “school refusals” have blossomed. Our School is a community in which everyone works happily and purposefully together and where we value the contribution each pupil makes. What distinguishes us from many other schools is our ability to develop our pupils’ global needs – not just their academic achievements. Our “whole-school” approach ensures that our pupils receive a consistent and co-ordinated education aimed at unlocking the full potential of each child by creating a school day that is motivating and purposeful. We underpin learning with rich experiences and as many “hands-on” opportunities as possible, both within the school day and, in the wider community, through off- site visits. It is our vision that, by the time they leave St Wilfrid’s School all of our pupils will have acquired a sense of personal achievement, raised confidence and self-esteem and a positive attitude towards their future life and learning. ◾We value every pupil as an individual. ◾We provide a safe, secure and happy environment. ◾We are welcoming, approachable and accepting. ◾We provide a motivating school day. ◾We encourage learning through participation, enjoyment and success. ◾We develop enquiring minds by providing meaningful learning experiences. ◾We encourage our young people to communicate with confidence. ◾We promote effective and supportive relationships with parents and carers. ◾We strive to be a centre of excellence. St Wilfrid’s is a leading private school in Exeter. If you would like more information please contact us.

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It's Ten Tors weekend this weekend. Mr Housecroft, Mr Hughes & Mr Dogherty are currently up on Dartmoor battling the elements putting up the tents for our team. They maybe getting a bit wet!

Published on 2014-05-08 09:05:29 GMT

It is officially now the end of term! Happy Easter Holidays, everyone. The Pre-Prep will be open on Tuesday, 22 April and the rest of the school on Thursday, 24 April.

Published on 2014-04-04 00:15:17 GMT

Tomorrow is the School Swimming Gala - swim suits & goggles at the ready!

Published on 2014-04-02 11:02:00 GMT

The Sport Relief fundraising is now in & we have raised an incredible £429.68! A truly fantastic total. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work.

Published on 2014-03-27 11:00:40 GMT

Yesterday was the Talent Show & it was amazing. Congratulations to all the participants including the Sunshine Band, David Antwi & the Lower School. Also to Ollie Gorman and Joe Ziegler-Evans who were outstanding as the presenters. It was a fantastic atmosphere & the Lower School with their rendition of "What Does the Fox Say?" were the clear winners. A special mention should also go to The Sunshine Band who sang & played beautifully and to David who was amazing on the keyboards.

Published on 2014-03-27 08:44:20 GMT

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow will be a Mufti Day. All staff and pupils can wear their own clothes.

Published on 2014-03-25 09:46:35 GMT

The Friends of St Wilfrid's are a voluntary organisation run by the parents who raise funds for the benefit of the school. They also organise social events for the parents and staff.

Published on 2014-03-25 09:19:45 GMT

Tomorrow's Easter Event will start at St David's Church with the Talent Show from 1.30-2.30pm. It will then be back to School for the Lower School Easter Egg Hunt, Chocolate Tombola (£1 a ticket), Penalty Shoot Out, Second-Hand Uniform Sale and Refreshments. All proceeds will go to the Friends of St Wilfrid's.

Published on 2014-03-25 09:12:57 GMT

Tomorrow is the School's Talent Show. It will start at St David's Church at 1.30pm with refreshments, an Easter Egg hunt and more back at the School. Details to follow.

Published on 2014-03-25 08:55:06 GMT

This week, the Hawks have been cooking Shepherd's Pie and there is enough left over for tea!

Published on 2014-03-24 13:43:22 GMT

Years 7, 8 & 9 have now completed their Sport Relief Mile. Even some of the teachers took part!

Published on 2014-03-21 10:39:21 GMT

What a great 3 matches. The staff/parents won the first 2 matches (3-0, 4-0) and then revenge was exacted with a 4-0 by the students. A big thank you to Mrs Shaw, Mrs Hart and Mrs Ziegler-Evans.

Published on 2014-03-21 14:24:25 GMT

Next up is the staff/parents v student netball match!

Published on 2014-03-21 14:22:25 GMT

It was a whitewash - 3-0, 4-0 & 2-0 to the staff/parents!! A big thank you to Mr Gorman and Mr Lacklison for coming in and playing. And to Mr Chick who was the Ronaldo of the staff team!

Published on 2014-03-21 14:21:45 GMT

Next up is the Sport Relief students v staff football match.

Published on 2014-03-21 00:30:34 GMT

Hi all Parents & Staff We have had a great response to the Summer Social on Fri 6th June @ Mill on the Exe for Buffet & Drinks, price £11.50 per head. Some Parents have been asking if it is still possible to attend, so we have extended the deadline to Friday 2nd May. Please send cash or cheques made put to Friends of St Wilfrid's. Look forward to seeing you all there. Friends Of St Wilfrid's.

Published on 2014-04-29 00:46:50 GMT

St Wilfrid's School are pleased to sponsoring Topsham Rugby Club this season. Tomorrow they are holding their junior registration morning (9am-12pm). If you are interested in rugby, then please go along and sign up.

Published on 2015-09-05 18:09:34 GMT

The latest 'Lunch time & After School Clubs' list is available via the school website. Please download your copy.

Published on 2015-09-03 12:23:15 GMT

The new edition of the school 'iletter' is available via the school website. Please download your copy.

Published on 2015-09-03 12:22:00 GMT

Back to school on Thursday.......see you all at 8.45am!

Published on 2015-08-31 18:35:36 GMT

We are now offering 25% discounts to all former pupils, NHS workers, emergency service workers and Met office workers (Valid for new pupils registering after January 22nd 2015 and not available in conjunction with any other discounts) . With a range of scholarships and bursaries also available. Please ring or email the school office to book a viewing and have a taster day. We look forward to meeting you. School Office - 01392 276171 or Office@stwilfrids.devon.sch.uk

Published on 2015-08-26 19:16:13 GMT

GCSE Results Day this Thursday (20th August). Results are available from St Wilfrid's School from 10am. Fingers crossed!

Published on 2015-08-17 10:08:23 GMT

Exciting times at St Wilfrid’s School! We have already arranged several exciting trips, activities and extra curricular clubs for the next academic year: A visit to @Bristol for a Science and Maths day A visit to Exeter Waste Management to learn all about recycling and waste management European Day of Languages Children in Need Sport Relief Sport Clubs and Fixtures – Hockey, rugby, football, basketball, cricket and rounders Film Club Art Club Breakfast Club Homework Club Montesorri Pre Prep expansion Keep posted to find out some more exciting developments at St Wilfrid’s School.

Published on 2015-07-14 10:13:48 GMT

Don't forget that the Pre-Prep is open until Friday 24th July. Open from 8.30am - 3.30pm. A truly caring and inspiring environment!

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