Shebbear College is one of the premier independent schools in the South West of England and the oldest in North Devon. Offering co-educational day and boarding education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, the school boasts an 85 acre campus with superb facilities, including a new Sixth Form Centre. Shebbear College is celebrating over 175 years since its founding and is proud to continue offering a fine education to both local pupils and our many international students.
Our aim is to educate each pupil to achieve his or her potential by encouraging the highest possible standards of attainment and behaviour through a balanced, flexible and challenging curriculum. As a result our pupils consistently out-perform national trends.
Despite the relatively small size of year groups the College participates in a strong fixture lists against all of the major sporting schools in the South West and all pupils participate in a varied extra-curricular programme.
By providing a supportive and nurturing environment, Shebbear develops a pupil’s sense of self worth, enthusiasm for learning and optimism for the future. We foster responsibility, tolerance, commitment and respect, both for the individual and for society.
We take great pride not only in our pupils’ academic successes but also in the well-rounded, caring and well-motivated young adults who have a clear knowledge of right and wrong and who are comfortable and confident in their surroundings.
We invite you to come and see for yourself what makes Shebbear College so special. We will be delighted to show you around.
A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION
We take great pride in our pupils’ academic successes.
Pupils at Shebbear consistently out-perform national trends. By providing a supportive and nurturing environment, Shebbear develops a pupil’s sense of self worth, enthusiasm for learning and optimism for the future. We foster responsibility, tolerance, commitment and respect, both for the individual and for society. Set in a wonderful rural environment, the college has a unique sense of community.
We offer our pupils a wealth of additional activities to build key personal skills.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in a number of exciting and challenging extra-curricular activities after school, in the evenings, at weekends and also various trips within the UK and abroad.
The programme is designed to broaden horizons and develop not only interests but personal qualities such as leadership, confidence and tenacity. Given our wonderful location, close to both sea and moor, outdoor pursuits are extremely popular.
ENJOY SPORTING EXCELLENCE
We have a strong sporting tradition with fixtures across the South West.
At Shebbear College we understand that Physical Education plays an integral role in ensuring that all pupils stay healthy by achieving physical, social, cultural and mental well-being. Despite the relatively small size of year groups the College participates in a strong fixture lists against all of the major sporting schools in the South West.
For boys the major games are rugby, football and cricket and for the girls major games are hockey, netball and rounders.
Our dedicated Music Department is the perfect environment for our pupils to learn and enjoy.
Music is introduced to pupils from Kindergarten onward and pupils of all ages can develop their abilities through the school choirs and the wide range of instruments available to them and are actively encouraged to participate in concerts and performances.
Students are exposed to a wide variety of music styles from the distant past to the present day and from far off lands to British folk. Wherever possible, technology is used to enhance learning especially in the realm of composing.
THE CREATIVE ARTS
If you have a creative flair our Art Department at Shebbear will be your perfect home.
With large studios and excellent equipment and materials all of our pupils have a tremendous opportunity to fully develop their artist skills and interests.
We believe that it is critically important to help a young person develop his or her creative abilities and that Art is ideally placed to serve this purpose. We offer a broad based art education, one in which our pupils not only gain many useful skills, but also begin to understand Art in a wide context through investigating artists and galleries.