Open Day – Monday 1st May 2017

Come and find out more about school life here at Shebbear

Our open events offer the perfect opportunity to find out about school life at Shebbear College. You will be given a tour of the school during which you can speak to teachers and pupils. You are welcome to simply drop in, but we recommend that you make an appointment to ensure you will meet the Headmaster. Refreshments will be available.

Please call 01409 282001 or email to make an appointment.

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 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 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

📖 Michael Morpurgo visit to Shebbear College 📖 Last weekend we hosted the Methodist Independent Schools Trust conference. There are now nineteen schools in the group and the delegates were delighted to visit Shebbear. They were also treated to enchanting talks in Lake Chapel by two of Devon’s finest storytellers - Shebbear’s very own Ted Lott and the wonderful Michael Morpurgo. Having read one of his books to the assembled mass Michael promptly signed it and gave it to Head Girl Lucy Taylor. #ShebbearCollege #MichaelMorpurgo #WarHorse #MIST

** A Busy Week in our Prep School ** The children have been very busy this week throughout our Prep School. Between lessons they have had many interesting activities such as building castles, cooking pancakes, making honey biscuits, studying dandelion seeds and receiving LAMDA certificates for drama. Well done! #ShebbearCollege #PrepSchool #LAMDA

🌤 Preparing for Ten Tors 💦 Some of our boys preparing for the Ten Tors Challenge next week, checking equipment and practicing packing their rucksacks. #ShebbearCollege #TenTorsChallenge2017

🎭 Blood Brothers Drama Trip 🎭 Our 4th Form Drama class in discussion about their trip to Bristol to see 'Blood Brothers' (read a review in this week's newsletter). They were also awarded special medals for their dedication to Drama. #ShebbearCollege #Drama #BloodBrothers

*** Open Day / Spring Fair / May Day Concert *** Join us for a fun-filled day on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. #ShebbearCollege #SpringFair #MayDayConcert #comeandvisit #findoutmore

This weekend we hosted the annual MIST conference at Shebbear, and then Bude. Thank you to everyone who helped with the weekend, we were blessed with good company and even better weather.

*** Ten Tors Training *** An excellent day's training yesterday on the coast path between Bude and Hartland Point. Well done to all the pupils for a fantastic effort. #ShebbearCollege #TenTors2017

🔬 Shebbear Science Sessions 🔬 We were delighted to welcome a number of children from local primary schools to Shebbear today. They enjoyed a day full of exciting science workshops which included making slime, dissections, making ice-cream with liquid nitrogen and building water rockets for a launching competition among many other things. #ShebbearCollege #scienceiscool #weloveShebbear

Join us on Monday 1st May for our Open Day, Spring Fair and May Day Concert! #ShebbearCollege #MayDayConcert #OpenDay #ShebbearSpringFair

This week we welcome Matthew Foale to Shebbear College as our new Head of Prep School. #ShebbearCollege #ShebbearPrep #WelcomeMrFoale