Student Comments



'This is a magnificent academy with excellent teachers, classrooms, small groups of students, warm atmosphere and super friendly and helpful staff.'

'The design of courses meant I could improve all my skills separately.
It is fantastic ! I felt I made good progress, the teachers are great and I really enjoyed the variety.'

‘Do not hesitate, choose Exeter Academy’

'Excellent school!
I will reconmend the Exeter Academy to everyone...


‘U. are the best!’ 


'If you want to pass the IELTS exam Exeter Academy is the right place to come - studying here is full of fun!
I needed the IELTS score 6.5 for my Master's Degree in Dentistry and I have achieved my required score from the first try!!'

I loved it. Teachers are very professional. When you have a problem, they are always ready to help you. The office workers are perfect and the principal, Andy, of course as well. Thank you Exeter Academy.

'I'm very, very pleased to study at your school. I think you're the best. You have a very good teacher team and staff. I will strongly recommend your school to all my friends. Thank you very much.'

‘I would like to thank you for your patience and professionalism. I enjoyed the last 4 weeks so much. I learnt a lot of grammar, speaking and writing and met other people from different nationalities. It was very exciting to talk about special issues in other countries. Everybody was very friendly. Congratulations and all the best to you.’

"Exeter academy is really the best place to learn English and the best way to make new friends from all over the world." 
Matteo, Italy


Bonka (Bulgaria): I had a wonderful time during the excursions. We visited amazing places. Devon is a lovely region and I love Exeter! I hope I can come back one day.
Keiichi (Japan): There were many excursions. They were useful as I could make friends and memories!
Andy (Switzerland): Students often organise events after school and enjoy their free time together
Ahmad (Saudi Arabia): I love Exeter as a city and I am glad I came here to study.

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Our Social Programme is FREE and includes:

Barbeques in the garden, film nights at the school, bowling, pub nights, tours around Exeter, music festivals, river walks and visits to other local places of interest

Plus day excursions to many wonderful places such as the beautiful National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor, stunning St Ives, the UNESCO World Heritage sites of historic Bath and the amazing Jurassic Coast, the sunny English Riviera, and the world-famous coast of Cornwall.

Whatever you like doing, you will love our school excursions and activities!

Our social programme is the best way to make friends with other students, improve your English, and ensure you have an unforgettable time here in Exeter!


How To Get To Exeter

Exeter has transport links by train, coach and by plane to all major cities in the UK and some in Europe, e.g. Paris, Amsterdam. The train takes two to three hours on average, the coach 3.5 hours and the flight 70 minutes, via London City Airport (please see


Exeter Airport - Our local airport is only 20 minutes from the school. There are regular scheduled flights to London and other cities, so a transfer from your country is simple. View Flybe flights.

Bristol Airport - 60 minutes away. Bristol international Airport has connections with more European cities, e.g. Rome, Nice, Prague, Madrid, etc. See Easy Jet flights.

London Heathrow - The biggest airport in the country, with regular direct buses and trains to Exeter

London City - For those that want fast and easy access to the capital, you can now travel between Exeter and London City Airport in just 70 minutes using the regular Flybe shuttle service. If you prefer you can take the train from Exeter to London which takes two to three hours.


When You Book Your Course...
... we can send you advice for travel on request. We can also organise a taxi transfer from your arriaval airport for an extra charge (See * below).

We will send you contact details and information about your host family who will be pleased to meet you when you arrive at Exeter bus or train station (Please remember to contact your host family to inform them of your arrival time).

For a zoomable map please click here

Approximate travel costs and times to Exeter from……..



Train (return)

Journey time


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Exeter Airport






20 mins.


10 mins.


Bristol Airport


1 hr. 30 mins.


1 hr. 45 mins.




1 hr. 20 mins.


Heathrow Airport


2 hrs. 45 mins.


3 hrs. 30 mins




3 hrs


Gatwick Airport


4 hrs. 30 mins.


5 hrs.




4 hrs. 45 mins.


London City Airport








5 hrs

70 mins 

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70 mins 

Useful Transport Links

Please find useful information on train prices and times from National Rail.

Please find useful information on bus prices and times from National Express.


"Exeter is a lovely and vibrant city." -  Rafael, Germany, 2018

"Living in Exeter and studying in Exeter Academy has been an unforgettable experience." -  Rafaela Spain

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"EXETER - is a perfect place to study English !"

It is safe, clean and beautiful with the sea, river and hills nearby
(Visit Devon)

Exeter has great streetlife and shopping
(Princesshay Shopping Centre, Guildhall Shopping Centre)

Exeter has great restaurants and nightlife
(BBC Good Food Guide, Trip Advisor)

Exeter has great sport and activities
(Visit Exeter)


You can fly from Exeter to London in 1 hour so a day or weekend visit is easy! 

Exeter airport has direct flights to London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam, Malaga etc

With many interesting and exciting sporting, and other outdoor activities, such as football, golf, tennis, walking, cycling, canoeing, swimming, surfing, wind-surfing, exercise and local gyms, there are always things to do and if you are interested in culture we have 2000 years of sites and attractions for you to explore.

Visit the colourful markets and explore a gallery or show. At the weekend, spend a leisurely day with entertainment in Princesshay, events at the Exeter Phoenix, or try one of the city’s many restaurants, tea rooms, cafes and delicatessens, with food to please every taste and budget.

Exeter has an incredible 12th century cathedral, with the longest roof of its type in the world. Free guided tours allow you to explore the fascinating past of this famous city, from romans to ghosts, kings, queens and criminals.

Why choose Exeter Academy?

Exeter Academy - centre of excellence

For more information on Exeter please visit the links below: Visit England - Exeter | Visit Devon - Exeter | Heart of Devon - Exeter

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