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.

For information on Bursaries and fees assistance click here.

Fees for the Academic Year 2024 – 2025

Effective September 2024

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)
Preparatory School - Day
Reception£2,325 per term (£582 per month)
Pre-Prep 1 & 2£2,450 per term (£613 per month)
Prep 3 & 4£3,570 per term (£893 per month)
Prep 5 & 6£3,980 per term (£995 per month)


Boarding (From age 8)
Flexi Boarding£60 per night (in addition to day fees)
Weekly Boarding£7,990 per term (£1998 per month)
Termly Boarding (UK and International)*£11,950 per term (£2988 per month)
Compulsory Extras
Lunches (day pupils, years 3 - 13)£285 per term
Devices (all pupils, years 7 - 13)£63 per term

*Costs of any UK Visa incurred by the school are to be met by parents. 

Charges for school buses, wrap-around clubs and Additional Learning Needs (ALN) are detailed below.

School Buses

Zone 1 (Journeys under 10 miles)£250 per term  
Zone 2 (Journeys over 10 miles)         £350 per term              


Wrap-Around Care

Flexi Boarding      £60 per night  
Breakfast Club £5 per day
Prep & Supper Club £12 per evening


Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Additional Learning Needs including Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) are subject to need and availability, to be agreed in advance. 

SEND 1:1£40 per hour
SEND 1:2 or 1:3£25 per hour
EAL 1:1£40 per hour
EAL 1:2 or 1:3£25 per hour
Additional EAL (extra 2 lessons per week)                £500 per term                


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.

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.

Payment Options

Paying via Flywire

We now use Flywire for card payments.  Due to compliance regulations we are unable to take payments over the phone.  Please visit the link below, where you will need to select which country you are in and enter the amount you wish to pay.

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. Shebbear College is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Orchard Funding Ltd which is a lender authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with number 725315. Company number 06656377 registered at 222 Armstrong Road Luton LU2 0FY. Instalment credit option subject to terms, conditions, and acceptance.
  • 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


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