A day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 4 to 18 in Shebbear, Devon


We are conscious that investing in independent education is a big decision and we work hard to make sure that we offer the best value for money for families. 

In 2023 we were ranked by The Telegraph as the most affordable independent school in Devon and Cornwall for weekly boarding.

All of our fees include snacks and meals.

Fees for the Academic Year 2023 – 2024

Effective September 2023

Boarding is available for children aged 8 and above. 

Monthly payments are included in brackets.

Senior School / Sixth Form - Day
Day  - (Year 7)£5,400 per term (£1,350 per month)
Day - (Years 8 - 13) £5,540 per term (£1,385 per month)
Senior School / Sixth Form - Boarding
Flexi-Boarding (Years 7 - 13)£60 per night (in addition to day fees)
Weekly Boarding (Years 7 - 13)£7,500 per term (£1,875 per month)
Termly Boarding (UK)£11,050 per term (£2,763 per month)
Termly Boarding (International)£13,225 per term (£3,306 per month)
Preparatory School - Day
Reception£2,185 per term (£546.25 per month)
Pre-Prep 1 & 2 £2,300 per term (£575 per month)
Prep 3 & 4 £3,570 per term (£893 per month)
Prep 5 & 6 £3,980 per term (£995 per month)
Preparatory School - Boarding (From age 8)
Flexi Boarding£60 per night (in addition to day fees)
Weekly Boarding£7,035 per term (£1,759 per month)
Termly Boarding (UK)£7,870 per term (£1,968 per month)
Termly Boarding (International)£13,225 per term (£3,306 per month)


Payment Options

Paying in advance

We offer the option to pay fees in full in advance. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Paying monthly

Parents can also spread the cost of school fees by making monthly payments. This can be done in two ways:

  • Direct Debit via external credit company, Orchard Funding. Please click here for more information and to apply for this service. 
  • Via a monthly payment plan directly to the school. For this option, fees can be paid to the school in monthly installments, but fees for each upcoming term must be paid in full before the term starts. If you would like to find out more about this option, please contact our Finance Manager on [email protected] or 01409 282000

Entrance Fees

On acceptance of a place at Shebbear College, a non-refundable fee of £150 is required with each application as well as a deposit, refundable upon the pupil’s departure from the school. 


£500 for UK Day pupils

£1000 for Weekly Boarders, UK Full Boarders and Short Term Boarders.

£5000 for International Full Boarders.

School Buses

The cost of school transport is heavily subsidised by over 80% by the school, representing excellent value for money. The costs are:

£150 per term for journeys under 10 miles.

£200 per term for journeys over 10 miles.

Co-Curricular Activities

The majority of co-curricular clubs and activities are offered at no extra charge, with the exception of private music lessons, speech and drama, some sports coaching lessons and our 360@Sheb off-campus activities.

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