Jo ConwayAcademic, Old Shebbearians

The Chemistry Department was delighted to welcome back one of our Alumni to the College last week. Will Balkwill-Western offered to drop in just before the start of the second year of his Masters degree in Chemistry at Cardiff University. Will spoke with the Sixth Form Chemistry students about his experience studying A Level Chemistry at Shebbear, and reflected on … Read More

Welcome to our new Hockey coaches

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Girls Sports

We are delighted to welcome our new hockey coaching team of Mr Andy Egford and Miss Joanna Spooner. Andy joins us on a permanent basis as PE teacher and Head of Hockey and Cricket. His coaching was enjoyed by all pupils last year and saw some notable performances by all teams against much bigger schools, not least our U12 girls’ … Read More

Year 3 and 4 Geography trip to Meeth Quarry

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Prep School

Our pupils set out to see how the landscape had been affected by clay quarrying in the past and what had happened since the quarry had stopped being used. They enjoyed a long walk through woods and over tracks and made the most of every opportunity to test out the waterproof capabilities of their wellies by making sure they walked … Read More

Join us for our Macmillan Coffee Morning

Jo ConwayCharity

Calling all bakers and fakers! House Baking Competition During our Macmillan Coffee Morning, Catering Manager Mr. Gould will judge three competitions: 1. The most cakes, snacks, savouries and pastries baked by a House 2. The best House cake 3. The best House savoury The judging starts at 10.55am and the results will be announced at 11.00am. The winners will be … Read More

Welcome back to an Old Shebbearian

Jo ConwayOld Shebbearians

On Monday 16th September we were delighted to welcome back Geoffrey Colwill to Shebbear College, along with his daughter Nina and son Aron. Born and raised in Launceston, Geoffrey boarded at Shebbear from 1962 – 1969. This was the first time he had been back to his old school since leaving. Geoffrey and his family have lived in Australia for … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

At the end of our first full week of the 2019 – 2020 academic year, we have achieved so much as a community already. The news feeds here are just a taste of what has been going on in the lives of our pupils this week. It has been a pleasure to see our pupils in action both on the … Read More

Service of Welcome

Jo ConwayEvents

For the Head of Shebbear College, Mrs Caroline Kirby. See all the photographs:

The Senior School Leadership Team

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

From left to right: Assistant Head (Pastoral) – Mrs Lovett, Deputy Head – Mr Newitt, Head – Mrs Kirby, Assistant Head (CoCurricular) – Mrs Cardoo, Assistant Head (Academic) – Mrs Parker.

Meet the Sanctuary (UVI Prefect) Team for 2019 – 2020

Jo ConwaySixth Form

From left to right: Toby Biggs, Amy Taylor, Timon Chapman, Cat Thomson, Will Cunningham, Elizabeth Flaherty, Robin Dalton (Head Boy), Jessica Biggs (Head Girl), Nathan Coates, Olivia Rolls, Jack Austin, Lauren Wivell, Eddie Hill and Jack Joslin with the Head, Mrs Kirby (middle).

News from the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

This first full week of term has been a very busy one in the Prep. Our activities programme is well underway and our first trip took place on Thursday, with Years 3 and 4 visiting Meeth Quarry, as part of their History and Geography curriculum. Our assembly topics included facing your fears and the importance of the word ‘yet’. We … Read More

Prep Bake Sale in aid of Edukid

Jo ConwayCharity

Our G2L Charity group, organised and led by Mrs Willis-Butcher, organised a Bake Sale in the Prep School on Tuesday, to raise further funds for Edukid and supporting children with their education in Uganda. A total of £116 was raised and this money will go towards the education of Lucky Peace and Isaac at Goch Koma Primary School in Uganda. … Read More

A thought from the Chaplain

Jo ConwayFrom the Chaplain

In Chapel at the start of this new term we are looking again at what makes Shebbear such a great school and we have started by looking at our school song. It comes from a poem written in 23 BC by the poet Horace. He addresses it to his friend Aristius Fuscus and talks of attempting to live an honest … Read More

Working together in Years 1 and 2

Jo ConwayPrep School

The children have been designing posters which help them to learn about friendships and how to work together. They have also been busy learning about estimating, using numbers all the way up to one hundred.

Superb exchange opportunities for Shebbear students

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Senior School, Sixth Form

The summer of 2019 saw five Shebbear students travel to the southern hemisphere on an Upper School student exchange. Angus and Cameron spent two months at Canberra Grammar School, Australia, Joe and Timon at Marist, also in Canberra and Amy at Kingswood College in South Africa. All Shebbear students represented themselves and the college exceptionally well and had a great … Read More

Table manners

Jo ConwayPrep School

Mrs. Johnstone’s classroom was turned into a pop-up cafe when the Year 3 and 4 children had an ‘introduction to table manners’ lesson during their life skills session. Knife and fork mastery and napkin etiquette were discussed and all the children were able to eat their slice of cake with grace and dexterity by the end of the lesson. We … Read More

Prep pupils in superb dance production

Jo ConwayPrep School

Well done to Prep School pupils Emilia (pictured), Pheobe and Lucy, who participated in a fantastic production over the summer as part of the Ellodie Stott School for Dance. The dance school was set up to make dance accessible to everyone, running classes in locations across West Devon for ages 3 years to adult.

Form 1 at Adventure International

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Senior School

Form 1 attended Adventure International in Bude for a series of teambuilding and adventure activities. The pupils performed astonishingly well, challenging themselves personally by overcoming fears and developing team spirit. These great lessons were learnt and recognised by both the pupils and staff members. Mr Nightingale, Mr Hyam and Mrs Vassilaki commended the character, endeavour, respect and resilience of the … Read More

The world of Pre-School

Jo ConwayPre-School

There are lots of smiles and laughter in our Pre-School as the children have settled in quickly and made new friends while they learn. Using their huge soft play world map the children have been learning all about different countries and modes of transport. And there is also so much you can learn through role play with telephones …

Summer joins the Vodafone Discover Business Graduate Programme

Jo ConwayOld Shebbearians

We were delighted this week to hear from Summer Dunscombe who left Shebbear College Sixth Form in 2016. Summer tells us about her progress so far … “After graduating in June 2019 with an upper second class honours from Oxford Brookes, I was very happy to join Vodafone Group on their Discover Business Graduate Programme. It is a two year … Read More