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 artsmusic 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.

A well-rounded education

Academic success mixed with excellent extra-curricular activities

Through a carefully balanced curriculum and an impressive variety of extra-curricular activities and challenges, our pupils are encouraged to achieve their potential.

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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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Creative Arts

Our pupils create incredible art and consistently high results each year.
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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.

Visit Us

We warmly invite you to visit Shebbear College at any time that suits you.

Alternatively, our next Open Week is in October 2017. 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 registrar@shebbearcollege.co.uk to make an appointment.

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Shebbear College

Shebbear, Beaworthy,
Devon EX21 5HJ

Telephone: +44 (0)1409 282000

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From Our Facebook Page

😊🤝 Kindness and Cream Teas 🍰☕ The children in our Pre-School and Prep School have had another very busy and varied week. Aside from lessons they have enjoyed a nature trip to Bridge Mill and a beach clean. Last Friday saw traditional cream teas on the lawn. Golden stickers and BAFTA (Behaviour Award For Thoughtful Actions) were awarded. In assembly they discussed kindness. In lessons history played a big part and on the sporting front there was a swimming gala, wakeboarding championships at the North Devon Wake Park and cricket and rounders fixtures against Kingsley School. Full reports in this week's newsletter - http://www.shebbearcollege.co.uk/weekly-newsletters/ #ShebbearCollege #PrepSchool #BridgeMill #creamteas #NorthDevonWakePark

*** Cameron Mills in Concert - July 22nd *** Don't miss this one - tickets are selling fast but there are a few left. Cameron is an 18 year old accomplished local singer-songwriter gaining a strong reputation for his unique style. Join him and his special guests in Holsworthy for an enjoyable evening of music including modern and older classics from Jazz and Swing to Pop and Ballads. #ShebbearCollegeMusic #HolsworthyHATS

*** International Summer School *** Our International Summer School visitors have enjoyed a wide range of activities over the last few days, including a fascinating trip to Morwellham Quay, where they learnt the art of rope making, discovered Victorian fashion, experienced what school was like in 1867 and explored the copper mines which once sustained industry in the area. A group went to Bude for a coastal walk and a well deserved ice cream and another group had a go at archery. They also visited Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre where they had a taster of fairground rides from the 1950s. Aside from the excursions, the summer school have been working hard in their intensive English lessons as well as attending timetabled lessons with their peers in the main Senior and Prep Schools. #ShebbearCollege #SummerSchool #MorwellhamQuay Bude" target = "_blank">#Bude #DinglesFairgroundHeritageCentre #lessons

*** Happy Days *** This weather is perfect for tennis and cricket - lovely to see our pupils of all ages mixing together along with our international summer school visitors. #ShebbearCollege #happydays

🏏 Glorious Weather for Cricket 🏏 Another glorious day, perfect for cricket - this time U12 v West Buckland at home. See this week's newsletter for match report and results. #ShebbearCollege #cricket #SoulLimbo

Thank you to Exeter Cathedral School for having us last night at your Open Evening.

*** A Busy Week for Pre-School and Prep School *** The children in our Pre-School and Prep School have had a very busy and varied week. Aside from lessons they have enjoyed nature trips to Roadford Lake Country Park, Lydford Gorge and Westward Ho! There have been various awards for good behaviour and hard work as well as music contests, football, cricket and rounders fixtures against Mount Kelly and West Buckland and the all important cookery lessons - cheesecakes this week! Full reports in this week's newsletter - http://www.shebbearcollege.co.uk/weekly-newsletters/ #ShebbearCollege #PrepSchool #RoadfordLake #LydfordGorge #WestwardHo

*** Charity Planting for North Devon Hospice *** Students from our Lower Sixth volunteered for the North Devon Hospice on Wednesday at their Long House facility in Holsworthy. North Devon Hospice opened The Long House to offer a peaceful sanctuary for people who are affected by a life-limiting illness, enabling them to access more care and support but much closer to home than ever before. Students spent the afternoon planting bushes, shrubs and flowers to make a wonderful facility even more welcoming. They are pictured with a bank they transformed. Many thanks to all those who volunteered. Read more at http://www.northdevonhospice.org.uk/news/long-house-gardens-transformed-by-community-volunteers/ #ShebbearCollege #NorthDevonHospice #TheLongHouse

We were delighted to be involved in helping the North Devon Hospice with the garden at The Long House. Great work by all involved, and thank you for having us. #ShebbearCollege #Charity #Greenfingers