Pollard is our boys’ boarding house, for pupils from the age of 8 – 18 from across the UK and all over the world. The friendly and supportive atmosphere is enhanced by the boys who live here and is underpinned by our core values – respect, trust, kindness, good manners and tolerance.
Junior Boys aged 8 – 13 are housed together in one part of the house, with bedrooms for boys aged 14-16 in another area and our Sixth Formers enjoying trusted freedom in a seperate part of the house with a focus on preparing them for life at University and beyond.
Senior prefects enjoy accommodation which offers more privacy and a space to study. Each room has wi-fi for studying and communicating with home. There is also a kitchen, games room with pool table, table football, a games console room and computers for boys to work on in the evenings.
Pollard boys’ boarding accommodation is well located in the heart of the school so it is close to the sports hall, all-weather sports pitch, cricket nets, tennis courts and sports pitches which the boys can use in their free time or as part of house competitions.
Outside of the structured routine we run regular trips both as a house group and as an entire boarding community. Highlights include cycling on the Camel and Tarka Trails, a day trip to Lundy Island, paint-balling, go-karting, visits to various National Trust properties and surfing at the nearby beaches of Devon and Cornwall.
The boys who live in Pollard are enriched through the development of life-long friendships, a positive willingness to get involved and a caring support network that ensures they get the absolute most from their time here at Shebbear, both academically and pastorally.