Years 5 and 6 visit Exmoor Zoo

Jo ConwayPrep School

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a day at Exmoor Zoo on Monday, with the theme of the day being conservation. There was a very interesting talk, as well as an introduction to some of the animals in the zoo, including a Giant African Land Snail and a Meerkat. There was plenty of time to explore and see all of the … Read More

U11 Netball

Jo ConwayGirls Sports, Prep School

On Wednesday the 29th of January, the U11 Netball team made the journey to Launceston to play against St. Joseph’s. The day was surprisingly bright and sunny and entirely conducive to outdoor sport. The squad were feeling energetic and positive and this showed in their approach to the game. The match was fast-paced and the possession was equally shared. Both teams … Read More

Under 11 Football at St. Joseph’s

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Girls Sports, Prep School

Although somewhat depleted through illness, our Year 5 and 6 boys travelled to St. Joseph’s for an afternoon of football. There was some impressive football played in the 6-a-side games, and from the four matches played, St. Joseph’s won three and Shebbear won one. Well done to all of our players, and our goal scorers included George, Ahmad, Harvey, Sam … Read More

Prep School House Assemblies

Jo ConwayPrep School

Our Prep School House Captains took charge of their first House assemblies of the year this week, doing an excellent job. They wrote their own assemblies and delivered some very interesting topics: life in our galaxy and beyond, a general knowledge quiz, and Janus from Roman mythology. Many congratulations to Arron, Tom and Lydia, who have shown such commitment in … Read More

U13 Netball vs Plymouth College

Jo ConwayGirls Sports

The U13 team have had a great start to the season, continuing with the success of last year.In the first match of the season we played West Buckland. It took the U13s a while to warm up but they soon took the lead. Some impressive attacking and intercepting by Millie meant that Shebbear had the lion’s share of the possession, … Read More

Netball vs Plymouth College

Jo ConwayGirls Sports

Saturday saw the second block Netball fixture of 2020, with five teams competing against Plymouth College, with matches played on both sites. Well done to our victorious U13 team, but also to our 1st VII and U12’s who both drew their matches.

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year this week and we will continue the festivities over this coming weekend. Some of our outstanding pupils performed in Chapel today and we celebrated pupils who have made a significant contribution to Drama and Performance at Shebbear College with our Oscar ceremony! We are looking forward to some excellent netball fixtures this weekend.

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

This has been a busy week for our Year 6 children in particular, as they have sat their Entrance Exams for the Senior School, as well as an array of scholarship assessments for some. Having been joined by a large number of children currently at other schools, they successfully navigated their way through the week and have been keen to say how much they enjoyed the … Read More

Exploring the Campus

Jo ConwayPre-School

There is no better way to spend Friday afternoons than exploring the campus and collecting sticks to make shelters. There was so much to see that Pre-School will have to wait until next week to begin construction.

U11 Football vs Shebbear Primary

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Prep School

We welcomed Shebbear Primary School on Wednesday afternoon for an U.11 football match. The game was played at quite a frenetic pace, and the commitment from both teams was tremendous. The lead changed hands a couple of times between the well-matched sides, yet our visitors took the spoils in the end, with a 3-2 victory.Well done to everyone for making … Read More

Outdoor Education

Jo ConwayCoCurricular

Dartmoor delivered a stunning day for the first outing of our 35 and 45 mile Ten Tors teams this year. It was a great day to get the legs working and brush up on our navigation skills.


Jo ConwayPre-School

The children in Pre-School enjoyed making telephones with cans last week. They were able to test them out on Friday around the campus. Some of the Reception children were able to suggest ways to improve their phones!

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

Congratulations to many of our UVI pupils who are securing UCAS offers at first choice universities and especially to Lizzy who gained ten top grade 9s in her GCSEs at Shebbear College 18 months ago and this week, Lizzy has been offered a conditional offer to study Theology at her chosen College at Oxford. This week 5th form pupils have enjoyed … Read More

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

Resilience and robustness are both key words that have a high profile in the Prep School, in terms of developing our children’s strength of character in response to challenge or adversity. In many ways, our sports grounds have shown similar characteristics this week, as following Sunday’s Gliddon and Squire Cross Country event, there were many parts of our site that … Read More

U12 and U13 Football Teams

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

A great afternoon was had by Shebbear U12 and U13 football teams on Thursday 16th Jan, playing 5 games against Kingsley School and St Joseph. Some brilliant football was played in some very testing conditions. Improvements in skill and game understanding was made by all on the pitch and I look forward to seeing these teams develop in the weeks … Read More

Shebbear College Golf Activity

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, CoCurricular, Girls Sports

On Wednesday 15th January Shebbear College pupils had the first golf lesson of the year, from the professional at Holsworthy Golf Club. In total 20 pupils managed to learn new skills and develop and improve existing golfing attributes . The afternoon was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

L6 Form Business Studies Students

Jo ConwayAcademic, Senior School

Lower 6 Form Business Studies students were given a tour around the manufacturing facility at Bott Ltd, Bude. Bott provide high quality workplace and vehicle storage solutions and have been located in Bude since the 1970’s. The tour gave the students a real appreciation of how to organise the operations of a manufacturing facility on such a large scale. This … Read More

Tarka Trail

Jo ConwayPrep School

As part of the Prep 1 and 2 Scientific studies ‘into the seasons’, the children had the opportunity to visit the Tarka Trail this week. They looked out for otters and collect a variety of natural objects which they will use to make their Winter mobile next week.