Shebbear Primary School visit Prospect Lane

Jo ConwayCommunity, Events, Whole School


We were really pleased to be able to welcome Shebbear Community Primary School to our fabulous Christmas village, Prospect Lane, this week. As we are so close to each other, we try and collaborate with Shebbear Primary School regularly, but due to Covid-19 we haven’t seen them much lately, so it was lovely to be able to share something Christmassy … Read More

Our Fabulous Maintenance Team spread a little Christmas Cheer!

Jo ConwayEvents, Staff, Whole School


Our wonderful Maintenance Team have been spending every weekend in October and November at school, working in their own time on a secret plan to build a magical Christmas feature for pupils at the end of a term where blended learning, wearing masks, social distancing and hand gel have become the norm. The fantastic team, Mark, Matt, Mike and Steve, … Read More

A successful Virtual Sixth Form Open Morning

Jo ConwayEvents, Sixth Form


Our Virtual Sixth Form Open Morning took place on Saturday 28th November and was a big success! Thank you to those that attended – it was great to see lots of new and current pupils there. This was our first virtual event (we were able to hold our September Open Morning on campus) and we wanted to run it as … Read More

Looking forward to our new website

Jo ConwayEvents

We are excited to announce that we have started work on a new website, which is due to be launched in February/March 2021. Creative photography, a virtual tour and a drone film are just some of the initial content being created as we speak and we are looking forward to having a brand new design in the new year. Mrs … Read More

A hugely successful Open Morning!

Jo ConwayEvents

On Saturday 26th September we were so pleased to be able to hold our Open Morning safely on campus. The best way for prospective parents to really discover the warmth and vibrance of Shebbear College is to come and visit us – and we felt that a virtual event just wasn’t the same. Our Compliance Manager, Mrs Clewley, worked tirelessly … Read More

Beach Cleaning and Exploring in Outdoor Education

Jo ConwayEvents


Each week some of our pupils take part in Outdoor Education sessions as part of our focus on getting outdoors and exploring the countryside around us – something which is particularly important at the moment. So far this term, Form 1 and 2 (Years 7 and 8) have enjoyed camouflage challenges, drawing and team building at Cookworthy Woods and beach … Read More

Blended learning going well

Jo ConwayEvents

Blended Learning at Shebbear College

With some of our pupils having to stay at home while they are isolating or awaiting a Covid test result, our brilliant teachers have launched into yet another new phase of learning – this time blending classroom-based lessons with virtual learning. The teachers are running their lessons at school as normal, but are linking up to any pupils who are … Read More

Amazing Art!

Jo ConwayEvents

Amazing artwork by Shebbear College pupil Kamilla

It’s lovely to see our wonderful Art Department buzzing with creativity again after lockdown and we just had to share this amazing artwork by Kamilla in Lower 6th, who was awarded a Head’s Certificate last week for her work. Kamilla is new to our Sixth Form this year, and has a special interest in portrait drawing – here she explored … Read More

Scholarship to the University of Cambridge Summer School for Sienna

Jo ConwayEvents

Sienna wins scholarship to the University of Cambridge Summer School

Huge congratulations to Sienna in Form 4 (Year 10) who has been awarded a Scholarship to the Immerse Education Medicine Summer School Programme at the University of Cambridge! During the summer, Sienna, who plans to go into Medicine in the future, entered the 2021 Immerse Education Essay Competition – “Which field of medicine has the biggest impact on society?”, writing … Read More

A trip to Appledore Lifeboat Station for the Pre-Prep

Jo ConwayEvents

A trip to Appledore Lifeboat Station

We are lucky enough to be able to take our pupils out on school trips in small bubble groups and this week Prep 1 and 2 took a trip to the RNLI Appledore Lifeboat Station. The children learnt all about the role of the RNLI and what it does to help people, before enjoying a walk along the beach in … Read More

Exploring Autumn in the Pre-School

Jo ConwayEvents

Reception Class and Pre-School go on an Autumn Walk

The Pre-School children have been learning about Autumn and Harvest this week. They had great fun making their own version of leftover vegetable soup, developing their fine motor skills at the pre-writing stage by cutting and mixing veg from Mrs Thompson’s garden. They also joined the Reception Class for a walk around the campus, where they discovered lots of wonderful … Read More

Socially distanced Music!

Jo ConwayEvents

Socially Distanced Choir Rehearsal for Forms 1 and 2 - Shebbear College

Today, Forms 1 & 2 (Years 7 & 8) met for their first Choir Rehearsal under the new regulations. It may have been socially distanced (and what a good job they are doing at demonstrating this!) but it was still just as much fun as ever and it was great to see lots of eager choristers taking part. Shebbear musicians … Read More

Bella completes InvestIN Young Political Leader Internship

Jo ConwayEvents

Shebbear College Sixth Former Bella completes Internship

Congratulations to Bella in Lower 6th who completed the InvestIN Young Political Leader Internship during the summer holidays.The course involved immersive talks with MPs, Journalists, Speech Writers, Lawyers and UN professionals, as well as live debates on current affairs. Each student also represented a country in a UN style forum throughout. Bella says the Internship has developed her skills and … Read More

Saturday Enrichment Activities off to a great start!

Jo ConwayEvents

Enrichment Activities at Shebbear College

In the absence of any sports fixtures this term, we are holding Saturday curriculum enrichment sessions for both boarders and day pupils. In September, the first House sporting event took place, with pupils competing (in their bubbles) in badminton, volleyball, kwik cricket and foot golf to win points for their Houses. Well done to all that took part!

Our New Prep School Prefects

Jo ConwayEvents

Shebbear College Prep School Prefects

Say hello to our new Prep School Prefect Team for 2020-21! Bella and Freddie are Head Girl and Head Boy; Issy, George and George are our three House Captains and Tom, Angus and Alice are our Prefects. Congratulations to all of you!

Congratulations to our new Sanctuary Team 2020-2021

Jo ConwayEvents

Shebbear College Sanctuary Team 2020-21

Congratulations to Poppy and Sam (Head Girl and Head Boy), Bess and Fin (Deputy Head Girl and Boy) and Eden, Laura, Bridget and Archie (Heads of House for Pollard, Ruddle, Way and Thorne) who can finally have a photo together!

We love Boarding!

Jo ConwayEvents

Our Boarders in Ruddle and Pollard House enjoyed a brilliant first weekend back which included a trip to Westward Ho! beach, a girls vs boys rounders match (well done to the Ruddle girls who beat the boys 27-7!) and a BBQ supper (all socially distanced within Household bubbles). A big welcome to all of our new boarders, who have settled … Read More

Our First Week Back!

Jo ConwayEvents

We have had a great first week back after six months away from school! It was great to see our new Form 1 (Year 7) pupils here for their Induction Day on Tuesday, and all of our pupils from Pre-School to Upper 6 came back to school on Wednesday 2nd September! All of our pupils are operating in year-group ‘bubbles’, … Read More

More High-Flying Alumni!

Jo ConwayEvents

Our Alumni really are high flyers! Robert, who left in 2018, is currently studying Medicine at the University of Oxford (Somerville College). He has spent lockdown involved in research conducted by the Oxford Centre of Evidence Based Medicine and is a co-author on a University of Oxford paper on Social Distancing published in the British Medical Journal this week. … Read More