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A day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18 in Shebbear, Devon

Head's Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Shebbear College!

Caroline Kirby, Head of Shebbear CollegeIt is my absolute privilege to lead our wonderful community where we all collectively work together to develop our young people and their passions. We know that a progressive and broad curriculum is more important than ever in today’s world, and we strongly believe that happy and confident children do well at school. At Shebbear, we have all the essential ingredients to ensure our boys and girls thrive academically, socially and morally.

We are small enough to be able to focus on each individual child, meaning that we can teach our pupils in different ways according to how they learn. This creates a positive learning environment for our pupils, and inspires all of them to discover their strengths and passions.

We seek to develop skills of team-work, open-mindedness, enquiry, perseverance, compassion, balance, resilience and reflection in every young person.

We also like to make the most of our large, rural campus and take the classroom outside when we can. Our beautiful location in the North Devon countryside lends itself to our focus on nature and the world around us and by taking learning outdoors we remove some of the barriers of the traditional classroom, providing our pupils with hands-on, real-life experiences. 

Our website can only give you a glimpse of our beautiful campus and our genuinely warm community so please come and visit us in person and our Shebbearians will welcome you with open arms.

As Head and as a parent in our wonderful school and community, I very much look forward to meeting you.

Caroline Kirby
Head

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