LAMDA success

Jo ConwayAchievements, Drama


Congratulations to all of our LAMDA pupils, who are celebrating a 100% pass rate in their December exams. All of them passed with either Merit or Distinction with 67% achieving a Distinction! Niall in Lower 6 must have a special mention as he was awarded 90 and 94 marks in his two Grade 7 exams – exceptionally impressive – although … Read More

Amiee aces GCSE paper at age 10!

Jo ConwayAcademic, Achievements, Prep School

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Amiee in Prep 5 deserves a special mention today – she was getting on so well with division in her Maths lesson that Mr Butler set her a challenge of having a go at some GCSE questions! She whizzed through them and only got one question wrong. Not bad for a 10 year old – amazing work Amiee!

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!

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!

Congratulations to our new Sanctuary Team for 2020-21

Jo ConwayAchievements, Sixth Form

We are delighted to announce our new Sanctuary Team for 2020-21! Huge congratulations to Poppy (Head Girl), Samuel (Head Boy), Bess (Deputy Head Girl) and Findlay (Deputy Head Boy). Our four new Heads of House complete the team – congratulations to Laura (Head of Ruddle), Eden (Head of Pollard), Bridget (Head of Way) and Archie (Head of Thorne).

Potato Clock

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

The children in Years 1 and 2 have been learning about digital time and put together a fantastic potato clock. The clock works without electricity!

LAMDA Success for Prep Pupils

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

Many congratulations to Angus and George, for gaining their LAMDA Speaking Verse and Prose (Entry Level 3) certificates, both with distinctions. Congratulations also to George for being awarded his Speaking Verse and Prose (Grade 1), also with distinction.

Successful Fundraising Cake Sale

Jo ConwayAchievements, Charity

A very big thank you to all who contributed to the fundraising cake sale that took place earlier this week. It was a great success. We managed to raise just over £192 for Wires, Australia

Youth Speaks North Devon

Jo ConwayAcademic, Achievements

Shebbear College senior teams performed extremely well, demonstrating their passion for the topics in hand and some genuinely impressive skills in public speaking. The competition was very tough; the other teams were equally well prepared and everyone shone in different ways on the day. The judges said that the competition was incredibly close. Sadly, despite highly commended performances, neither of … Read More

National Storytelling Week in the Prep School

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

As part of National Storytelling Week in the Prep School, many of our Year 6 pupils have been reading their own stories to Years 1 and 2 this week. Year 6 have been busy penning their stories to enter the BBC Radio 2 ‘500 Words’ competition, with titles including ‘Moo’s Laughing Now?’, ‘A Weekend at Uncle Cleetus’s Farm’, ‘Monster’, ‘The … Read More

Tom takes on the Morse code challenge

Jo ConwayAchievements, Prep School

Many congratulations to Tom, as he took on the challenge of writing out his weekly spellings in Morse code. Not only did he have to learn his twenty spellings, but he also set himself the task of learning Morse code. In the pressure cauldron of Monday morning’s assembly, Tom was successful, even having to spell out words such as ‘agoraphobia’! … Read More

Political Parties

Jo ConwayAchievements, Senior School

Shebbear College pupils put Christmas on hold this week and concentrated on politics. Five pupils chose to represent political parties of their choice. They campaigned to their constituents in the early part of the week and the senior school body went to the polls on Wednesday. After voting was concluded Samuel, representing the Liberal Democrat party , was elected with a landslide victory.

Prep House Spelling Bee

Jo ConwayAcademic, Achievements, Prep School

This year’s House Spelling Bee proved to be a great spectacle, as the competition was fierce. Children from Years 1-6 stepped forward to represent their Houses and all those who took part deserve much credit for putting themselves in the hot seat. Congratulations to our final three in each category. For Years 1 and 2, Oliver was third, Emilia finished … Read More

The Geocreate Pupils

Jo ConwayAchievements, CoCurricular, Senior School

The Geocreate pupils have made fantastic 3D advent calendars. The idea behind the calendar is that you pull out a lolly stick and watch Santa moving slowly down the chimney. The talented group used old pringle cans, lolly sticks, cereal boxes and paints. Next week the Geocreate pupils will be making Christmas tree decorations

Year 6 Public Speaking Competition

Jo ConwayAcademic, Achievements, Prep School

From ‘RMS Titanic’ to ‘Tresco’ and from ‘Sheep’ to ‘Rugby’, the topics for the Year 6 Public Speaking competition were certainly varied and entertaining. Mrs Shamsolahi, Head of English in the Senior School, was our adjudicator on Tuesday morning, and she gave comprehensive feedback on each of the performances. All of the children put their best foot forward, speaking with … Read More