Welcome to Shebbear College
Shebbear College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, located in rural North Devon, UK.
Our 85 acre rural campus is the perfect environment to learn and achieve academic success. With superb facilities, all of our pupils from Pre-School through to Sixth Form, have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of sports and outdoor activities, as well as creative arts, music and drama.
We aim to educate each pupil to achieve his or her potential through a balanced, flexible and challenging curriculum. As a result our pupils consistently out-perform national trends and develop a sense of self worth, enthusiasm for learning and optimism for the future.
Our pupils enjoy a wealth of extra-curricular and enrichment activities.
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We have a strong sporting tradition with fixtures across the South West.
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The perfect environment for our musical pupils to learn and achieve.
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The excellent experience of boarding and the high level of care boarders receive strongly promotes their personal development and they show strong levels of confidence, self-reliance and integrity.ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate)
Life at Shebbear
What makes Shebbear College so special?
Shebbear College provides a safe, supportive and nurturing environment where our pupils develop a sense of self worth which enables them to achieve their full potential.
What is life like for pupils at Shebbear College
Set in 85 acres of rural countryside, our pupils enjoy excellent learning facilities as well as superb opportunities for sports, technology, the arts, music, drama and a wealth of extra-curricular activities.
Is it all about academic success?
Our pupils consistently achieve academic successes and we are also proud that they leave Shebbear College as confident, caring and motivated young adults.
How can we get to know Shebbear College?
We warmly invite you to visit Shebbear College at any time that is convenient to you for a tour of the school and to meet the Headmaster, staff and pupils. If you like what you see we offer free taster days for day pupils and boarders to experience life at Shebbear.
We warmly invite you to visit Shebbear College at any time that suits you.
Alternatively, our next Open Week is the week commencing Monday 3rd October 2016. We recommend that you make an appointment to ensure you will meet the Headmaster. You will be given a tour of the school with the opportunity to speak to teachers and pupils. Refreshments will be available. Please call 01409 282001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
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🐥🐥 Science and the Environment 🐥🐥 Our Prep School pupils have been enjoying lots of fascinating biology and physics experiments in their science lessons. They now have a computerised incubator with 20 freshly laid chicken eggs, so they can watch the process of chicks hatching, hopefully in time for Easter. They have also been learning about and testing electrical circuits and have given a presentation in assembly on our planet earth and environmental issues. #ShebbearCollegePrep #physics #biology #science #chickenortheegg
** UK Mathematical Challenge Results ** Forms 3 to 5 took part in the United Kingdom Intermediate Mathematical Challenge competition before half term and we have received the fantastic results. Gold certificates: Merryn (best in school), Antonia, Anna and Matthew. Silver certificates: Alex, Tara, Smith, Lizzie and George. Bronze certificates: Alessandro, Jason, Immy, Will, Mia, Eddie and Patrick. Merryn, Antonia, Matthew and George have qualified for the next rounds in the competition. Well done to all participants. #ShebbearCollege #UKMC #welovemaths
🎨 Winner of the Annual Schools Art Exhibition 2017 🎨 Congratulations to all our pupils who won prizes at the Burton at Bideford yesterday. Shebbear College has been chosen by The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies as winner of the Annual Schools Exhibition 2017. At the awards presentation yesterday, as well as winning the overall school award, specific works, namely ‘Homeless Project’ and ‘Unstill Life’ received a certificates of merit and Mikey received a prize for his piece ‘Funky Chickens’. Our Form 3 art pupils enjoyed a good look around the exhibition prior to the presentations. The exhibition runs until 13th March and we encourage everyone to visit.
🐶🐭 Pre-Prep Drama Workshop 🐯🐰 Our Pre-Prep class enjoyed a lively drama workshop with the Hodgepodge Theatre Company today before they see a performance of ‘The Homeless Panda’ by the company in Torrington on Thursday. #ShebbearCollege #Hodgepodge #ShebbearDrama #actlikeananimal
🔥🔥 This is how bricks used to be made 🔥🔥 Bringing history to life, our Pre-Prep class have been making their own cob bricks as part of their studies about the Great Fire of London in 1666. #ShebbearCollege #GreatFireofLondon #muddybricks #muddyhands
🏉 The Lambs U16 National Squad 2017 🏉 Shebbear College is delighted to announce that three students - Charlie, Sione and Alessandro - have been selected to represent The Lambs U16 National Squad for 2017. This is a fantastic achievement and our congratulations go to them. #ShebbearCollegeRugby #TheLambs #U16Rugby #welldoneboys #3fromShebbearCollege #EnglandRugby
** Sixth Form Experience Week ** Students in our Fifth Form have enjoyed their Sixth Form Experience Week with various activities to help prepare them for life beyond GCSEs. A number of staff spoke about opportunities that are available within the Sixth Form, and the week finished with presentations from teaching staff delivering courses at A Level or BTEC, such as Economics, Psychology, BTEC in Creative Digital Media Production and BTEC in Sport (with the optional bolt on of Outdoor Education). In addition to subject specific presentations, Mrs Aliberti outlined how the college supports students through the UCAS programme. She also gave some invaluable advice about what students can start doing now to prepare them for university applications. The week was well received by Form Five and hopefully it has given them plenty to think about over half term. #ShebbearCollege #SixthForm #UCAS #Btec #Alevels