Shebbear College from the air

Jo ConwayCampus, Marketing

our-lovely-green-campus-by-drone

Our Marketing Department are busy working on a new website, due to be launched in the Spring. As part of this we have created a short film of our lovely green campus taken from the air with a drone. This, along with many other new features, will appear on our new website when it is launched. We hope you enjoy … Read More

An electric end of Half Term!

Jo ConwayAcademic, Prep School

Years 3 and 4 have been talking about electricity in their Science lessons, looking at appliances that run on mains electricity and those that require batteries. In their Science lesson this week, the children learnt how to identify and name the basic parts of a circuit, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers, before designing and constructing their own series … Read More

Bumper Harvest Collection for Holsworthy Food Bank

Jo ConwayCharity

Thank you to everyone that donated to our Harvest Collection for Holsworthy Food Bank this year. We always collect for Harvest, but this year our pupils decided that they wanted to go for a bumper contribution and they certainly achieved their goal with more donations than ever before coming in from pupils across the Prep and Senior Schools as part … Read More

Investigating Arrows in Archaeology Club

Jo ConwayCoCurricular

Archaeology club this week involved stabbing pumpkins with various medieval arrowheads to investigate the different shaped marks made by each arrow! Our keen Archaeologists have been studying the Battle of Towton and looking at the marks found on the human skulls discovered from the battle. Next, they will compare the marks made on their pumpkins to those found on the … Read More

A weekend of Surfing and Golfing!

Jo ConwayBoarding, CoCurricular

Another exciting weekend at Shebbear College! Our Prep School children had the chance to take part in a Golf Day at the Royal North Devon Golf Course in Westward Ho! today as part of our weekend enrichment activities. The club’s own professionals taught them the basics of golf and they all picked it up really well! Our Prep boarders had … Read More

Our new Outdoor Classroom & Nature Trail

Jo ConwaySenior School

Our new Nature Trail and Outdoor Classroom area – The Friends’ Trail – has been a brilliant setting for several lessons across the Prep and Senior School over the last few weeks. Outdoor learning has always been a big part of what we do at Shebbear College, and now, with this being more important than ever, we are trying to … Read More

Looking forward to our new website

Jo ConwayEvents

We are excited to announce that we have started work on a new website, which is due to be launched in February/March 2021. Creative photography, a virtual tour and a drone film are just some of the initial content being created as we speak and we are looking forward to having a brand new design in the new year. Mrs … Read More

Rugby Training – a bit different this term

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

As we are unable to play contact Rugby at the moment, our pupils are taking part in training sessions and touch rugby matches in their games lessons this term. Form 5 took advantage of the sunny weather this week but we’re looking forward to playing contact Rugby again soon!

Super Show Jumper, Evie!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Pre-School

More Equestrian news – this time from our super cute Show Jumper – Evie in Pre-School! Evie, who has just turned 4, took part in the Lead Rein Show Jumping event at Bicton Arena yesterday with her team. They finished in 2nd place and have qualified through to the Lead Rein Championships. Well done!

Ruddle Boarders’ Horse Riding trip

Jo ConwayBoarding

Our Ruddle Boarders enjoyed a trip to Garlands Farm Trekking & Riding Centre for a day of Horse Riding lessons this weekend! For some of the girls this was their first time on a horse with others being more experienced riders and there were plenty of opportunities for everyone, including a session on grooming and a trek in the countryside. … Read More

Saturday Curriculum Enrichment

Jo ConwayCoCurricular

Our Saturday Enrichment sessions that we are holding this term in the absence of any sporting fixtures are proving popular with our pupils! This weekend, the Form 1 & 2 (Years 7 & 8) bubble took part in a drama session, creating a ‘Play in a Day’, the Form 3 & 4 (Years 9 & 10) bubble had the opportunity … Read More

Belated Congratulations!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

Our Prep School pupils missed their Speech Day in the Summer Term, and today some of our Form 1 pupils were awarded the prizes that they should have received in Prep 6 last term. Congratulations to James, Lydia, Elsie and Samuel in Ruddle, Arron and Harvey in Thorne and Keira in Way!

More Alumni Achievements!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Alumni

Alumni Achievement Shebbear College - Countdown

Congratulations to Old Shebbearian Sam who has become Countdown’s latest Octochamp! Whilst at Shebbear, Sam took his Mathematics GCSE at the age of 12 and quickly followed this with early entry for all of his Maths A-Levels, obtaining top grades in all of them. He was a member of the Shebbear Maths Team that went through to the UKMT Maths … Read More

Congratulations to Lola – winner of the Two Moors Festival!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Music

Shebbear pupil Lola wins Two Moors Festival

Huge congratulations to clarinettist Lola in Form 5 (Year 11) on being one of the four winners of the prestigious Two Moors Festival Young Musicians Competition 2020! The Two Moors Festival Competiton receives entries from the top musicians from schools across the South West so this is an amazing achievement!