100% of pupils have gained places at their first or second choice of University

Jo ConwayEvents

Our 2020 Upper Sixth Leavers are all off to their first or second choice of University, with over 90% gaining places at their first choice. Outgoing Deputy Head Girl, Lizzy, is off to study Theology & Religion at the University of Oxford (Mansfield College) after achieving four A*s in English, Chemistry, Maths and Physics A-levels! Other destinations this year include … Read More

Congratulations to our GCSE Pupils!

Jo ConwayEvents

40.4% of all Grades were 7-9   26.3% were the highest Grades 8 or 9 Star student Niall achieved an astonishing twelve Grade 9s with eight pupils scoring nine or more Grades 7-9 Shebbear College pupils have achieved an outstanding set of results at GCSE, despite the last 6 months being far from normal. 26.3% achieved the highest possible Grades … Read More

Outstanding A-level and BTEC Results for 2020

Jo ConwayEvents

49.5% of all A-level grades were A* – A 76.9% of all A-level grades were A*- B 100% pass rate Vast majority of pupils have secured places at their first choice of university In a year of uncertainty, Shebbear College A-level and BTEC pupils have achieved an outstanding set of results with a pass rate of 100% and the vast … Read More

Our Highly Acclaimed Virtual Learning Programme

Jo ConwayEvents

During lockdown, we offered a remote learning platform that was extremely well-received by both parents and pupils alike. Shebbear Pupils continued to follow their usual timetable, registering with their tutor in the morning and taking part in live lessons with all their subject teachers. Our Wellbeing and Pastoral Care was more important than ever and even our extra-curricular activities programme … Read More

It’s the end of term!

Jo ConwayEvents

And what a strange term it has been. Well done to everyone (pupils, parents and teachers!) for embracing this challenge together and making it such a positive experience. Congratulations to WAY for winning the Senior School Inter-House Cup 2019-20, coming up from 3rd to 1st in three days – thanks mainly to Virtual Sports Day ! Final scores for what … Read More

Passionate pupils raising awareness of period poverty

Jo ConwayEvents

Two passionate pupils – Lily and Sav in Form 2 – have launched a campaignaimed at raising awareness of period poverty in the UK, an issue which they feel is often overlooked in our society. The girls have started up their own business, ‘Naturally Individual’, with the aim to sell monthly period subscription boxes, donating a box to a girl … Read More

Activities Day!

Jo ConwayEvents

As a reward for working so hard this term during lockdown, pupils enjoyed a whole school Activities Day on Friday 26th June. It was lovely to see all of our Prep 1 – 6 children on site during the morning (which caused much excitement!) and the Senior School were able to take part in a huge range of remote activities … Read More

2 Minute Beach Clean

Jo ConwayEvents

We are passionate about the planet here at Shebbear College and many of our pupils and staff took part in the 2 Minute Beach Clean on Sunday, picking up litter (safely) for 2 minutes and doing their bit to stop litter pollution by logging what they had collected. Mrs Cardoo even found an old toothbrush!


Jo ConwayEvents

Friends from Shebbear College and two other schools, all of whom were due to be taking part in Ten Tors this weekend, have joined forces to raise money for the NHS. Niamh in Form Four says ‘Ten Tors has been cancelled this year. A group of thirty 14-18 year olds have decided to take on the challenge anyway in our … Read More

The David James Cup Winners

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Events

A cold and challenging afternoon greeted the U13 football team at Stover School for the annual David James cup. The team were outstanding through the course of the day, combining a special team spirit and work ethic to achieve an impressive set of results. The under 13 side beat Plymouth College, St Johns Sidmouth, Trinity, Stover and Bramdean scoring an … Read More

World Book Day in the Prep School

Jo ConwayEvents, Prep School

We celebrated World Book Day in the Prep School, with all of our children and staff dressing up as their favourite fictional book characters. From Wally to Harry Potter, and from Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood, we just about had them all. In the morning, the children took part in a carousel of activities, including drama, character profiles, … Read More

Quiz Evening for Kenya Trip

Jo ConwayEvents

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020Time: 7pmVenue: Assembly Hall, Shebbear CollegePrice: £6 per person includes bread, cheese and fruitTeams: maximum 6 peopleRegister team in advance by contacting: Tickets available in advance or on the night.All proceeds will go to the Kenya Fundraising team!

Prep School Family Fun Evening

Jo ConwayEvents, Prep School

Friday evening saw the Family Fun Evening take over the Prep School. There were plenty of activities to entertain, with a quiz, balloon animal making, Lego, music, marshmallow snowmen, festive arts and crafts, Harry and Tyler’s challenge table, as well as the hot turkey rolls and mulled wine, served up by the PTA. A very enjoyable evening was had by … Read More

Ruddle Christmas Market

Jo ConwayBoarding, Events

Many thanks to all those that came along to join in with the festive cheer at our Christmas Market on Friday evening. It was lovely to see all of the girls contribute to the evening and we raised just over £200. The girls now have the challenge of deciding how they would like to spend their money

Prep School Remembrance

Jo ConwayEvents, Prep School

On Remembrance Day, the Prep School gathered together for our Remembrance Assembly. Children from Reception to Year 6 listened to readings and poetry, as well as the roll of honour from Shebbearians who made the ultimate sacrifice in the two World Wars. They also heard the Last Post and observed the period of silence impeccably.

Remembrance Service

Jo ConwayEvents

On Monday 11th November we held a very moving and thought-provoking Remembrance Service in Lake Chapel. Presided over by the Rev. Warren, the names were read out of those linked with the school who lost their lives during the two world wars and other conflicts. The wreaths were placed at the front of the Chapel by our cadets, who later … Read More

Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Events

If you haven’t seen it already our YouTube channel has lots of short films featuring activities both in and out of school. There are currently 68 films on the channel with more being added regularly. Recent additions include films of our Spring Fayre and Dog Show, proms, 2019 Uganda trip, Ruddle and Pollard boarding films, Saunton D-Day event, Morwellham Quay … Read More

A word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayAchievements, CoCurricular, Events, Prep School

The Prep School celebrated Harvest Festival on Tuesday afternoon in Lake Chapel. Our warmest thanks to Rev. Dr Susannah Metz, Team Vicar at St. Petroc’s Church, Petrockstowe, for leading what was a very enjoyable service. The children sang extremely well, and our readers (Ashton, Issy, James and Jemima) did a super job. Our thanks also, for all of the food … Read More

Visit from a previous Head

Jo ConwayEvents, Old Shebbearians

Last week we were delighted to welcome back to Shebbear Russell and Carolyn Buley. Russell was Headmaster of Shebbear College from 1983 – 1997. After meeting our new Head, Caroline Kirby, the couple enjoyed a tour of the school which brought back many memories of their years spent here with their children. They were very impressed with the new buildings … Read More