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Exeter College is a large, thriving and growing tertiary college which places teaching, learning and student success as our top priority. We enjoy an excellent regional reputation. This best boarding high school was awarded BTEC College of the Year in 2014. We have high expectations of our students and staff and each year their combined efforts result in excellent exam grades, outstanding training successes and brilliant music, art, sports and community achievements. This international boarding school welcomes students of all ages and abilities and our tutorial and learner support programmes are designed to meet their needs, challenging them to reach their full potential. Exeter College provides tertiary education for around 10,000 – 12,000 students. The college was established in 1970 as the first tertiary college in the UK, bringing together the former grammar schools' sixth forms and Exeter Technical College.



  • Day school only cost: 8500 annual

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Year Of Foundation


Some History

In 1970 Exeter Technical College became the UK’s first Tertiary College, bringing together the former grammar schools' sixth forms and Exeter Technical College to provide all post-16 education and training for the city of Exeter with approximately 6,000 young people and adults and 130 teaching staff.

In the colleges 40th year (2010 - 11) the college  educated and trained over 11,000 young people and adults, full time and part time, from the city of Exeter, Devon and the South West

About the school

  • Dorm facilities:

    All accommodation options of this top boarding high school are safe and secure and located within 30 minutes travel of the city centre. Living away from home can seem daunting at first but it’s a great way to make new friends and experience living independently. This international boarding school offers different accommodation options to suit differing budgets and tastes. If you are aged 16 to 18 and from a non EU/EAA Country we recommend that you stay with our friendly host families in a room of your own who will welcome you in to their homes and provide a safe and comfortable place for you to stay . Every host family has been visited by a member of college staff and is located within 30 minutes of the college. Host families will give you the opportunity to practise your English, to learn more about life in the UK as well as helping you intergrate in to life in Exeter. They will provide you with breakfast, lunch (packed lunch during college week) and dinner throughout the week. The cost for this is £130 per week.

    Exeter College are excited to announce that accommodation is now available for students over the age of 18. Situated only a short walk from Exeter College, Exeter Trust House, near Belmont Park, is a modern and purpose built student accommodation block, designed to meet the needs of students.

    You can choose a top floor studio flat for independent living or a cluster room with a private bedroom and a shared living area. These facilities come with furnished bedrooms and fully fitted kitchens. Exeter Trust House is owned and managed by Unite Students, the leading provider of student accommodation in the UK, providing homes for 50,000 students, across 28 cities.

    Your living essentials include:

    All bills included in the rent

    Wi-Fi throughout the property

    Basic contents insurance

    Secure properties looked after by service teams 24/7

    Log any maintenance requests with our teams via the free MyUnite app

    Onsite support from property teams

    24/7 emergency contact centre

    Laundry facilities

    Bike storage

    All of this is available from only £150 per week.



Academic life

  • What we offer ?



    This top UK boarding high school offers a wide range of courses and students can choose those that reflect their individual ability, aspiration and interest.


    We offer:


    over 40 AS and A2 subjects,


    the prestigious International Baccalaureate,


    a wide range of over 90 vocational and industry led courses (entry level to level 3)


    the largest choice of apprenticeship frameworks in Devon for young people and adults


    a number of programmes designed to support those young people and adults not in education, employment or training


    adult learning courses – from leisure to professionally accredited programmes


    bespoke training and development courses for employers and employees


    over 30 university-level courses, including Foundation Degrees, in partnership with the Universities of Plymouth, Exeter, Marjon and Kingston and BTEC.




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Exeter College, Exeter, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Exeter College, Exeter, UK | Best Boarding Schools



Hele Road , Exeter. EX4 4JS, Exeter, United Kingdom, Postcode - EX4 4JS
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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