Secondary School Choices

Information on Secondary Schools for Year 5 Parents

The deadline for school applications is 31st October each year, meaning that the secondary school choice will be made early in Year 6. For grammar schools, the 11+ entrance exam is taken in Sept/Oct of Year 6, so some planning may be required whilst your child is in Year 5.

Our feeder school is Clyst Vale Community College but there are other options in the area. Transport if provided free to Clyst Vale, this may not be the case for other schools.


Clyst Vale Community College

Ofsted: Requires improvement

Open evening - Thursday 22nd September 2022, 6pm

Open Mornings Tuesday 27th - Thursday 29th September  (visits start at 10am - By appointment only, contact Claire Phillips,


Cranbrook Education Campus

Ofsted: Good

Open evening -  Tuesday 27th September 2022, 4pm or 6pm


Colyton Grammar School

Ofsted: Outstanding

Encourages school visits during Year 5, entrance exam taken September 17th 2022 for year 7 entrance 2023.


The Kings School

Ofsted: Outstanding

 Open evenings - Wednesday 21st September 2022, and Thursday 22nd September 2022


Woodroffe School

 Open Morning - Thursday 22nd September 2022 - 9.30am - 1pm


Maynard School

Open morning - Saturday 24th September 2022 from 9.45am



Clyst Vale New Intake for Sept 2023

We welcome you to attend our Open Evening on Thursday 22nd September 2022, from 6.00pm. This event is open to all students starting secondary school in September 2023 who have an interest in Clyst Vale as a prospective school.  

We welcome you to learn more about the ethos of our school and to visit the site and different subject departments within. We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. You will have a chance to learn more about this during our open evening.  

In addition to the Open Evening, prospective students and their parents can also come into College and see us on a normal working day. These visits commence on Tuesday 27th September 2022 and are available every morning Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that week, with tours of the College starting at 10.00am. 

If you would like to make an appointment to join a tour, please email Claire Phillips