Boys’ Boarding


Pollard House for Senior Boys

Pollard House is a close knit community who welcome boys aged 14 to 18 from all over the world. The friendly and supportive atmosphere is enhanced by the boys who live here and is underpinned by its core values – respect, trust, kindness, good manners and tolerance.

Pollard House allows a progression from Junior boarding (Pyke House for boys aged 8 to 13) and offers the boys trusted freedom with a focus on preparing them for their upcoming public examinations and developing key skills for university and successful careers.

img_0552Pollard House is split into three areas in which the different age groups are accommodated. Senior prefects have a flat in the house which offers them more privacy and a space to study. Each room has wi-fi for studying and communicating with home. There is also a kitchen, games room with pool table, table football, a games console room and computers for boys to work on in the evenings.

Pollard House is well located in the heart of the school so it is close to the sports hall, all-weather sports pitch, cricket nets, tennis courts and sports pitches which the boys can use in their free time or as part of house competitions.

IMG_7458Outside of the structured routine we run regular trips both as a house group and as an entire boarding community. Highlights include cycling on the Camel and Tarka Trails, a day trip to Lundy Island, paint-balling, go-karting, visits to various National Trust properties and surfing at the nearby beaches of Devon and Cornwall.

The boys who live in Pollard are enriched through the development of life-long friendships, a positive willingness to get involved and a caring support network that ensures they get the absolute most from their time here at Shebbear, both academically and pastorally.

Pollard boys make the house what it is; a community of individuals working together to create something bigger than the sum of the parts. It is a privilege to be part of their journey.

‘For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.’  Rudyard Kipling