I read Looyloulou's post but am now even more confused
Really the only thing I have against Exeter School is the Leather lady. Don't get me started on that
I don't know Maynard, but I do know the drive into Exeter at rush-hour is a nightmare! Strongly suggest you do a few dry runs yourself to test. It's interesting that Queens, Taunton and Wellington all have school buses from as far west as Exeter, but the Exeter schools buses only go as far east as Cullompton.
No problem at all for day pupils at Queens or Wellington, really they are mainly day schools with a boarding element. Only Kings has the "feel" of a traditional boarding school. Can never quite make my mind up about Taunton.
The Taunton/Wellington schoools all have their points - I'd better pm you some of the more interesting information
. The "social" pecking order probably runs Kings, Taunton, Queens, Wellington. Wellington has an academically inclined Head, and is the only one to teach Ancient Greek (Queens has also dropped Latin) so will better suit a brighter child. Taunton and Wellington both have IGCSEs but only Taunton does IB. I know pupils and ex-pupils from all the schools and all are pleasant people.
I could wax lyrical for pages on the benefits of Sherborne - a lovely school - but enough to say you must bear in mind: (1) it is really about boarding, (2) it is about girls, (3) it is the wrong side of Yeovil.
Have heard good reports about Perrott Hill.
Chilton Cantelo seems to have become quite popular recently, but no 6th form.