A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

We enjoyed a fantastic Chapel Service today led by the Big Band. It was a pleasure to see the Chapel come alive with such superb performances. I hope that the recent correspondence sent to all members of the Shebbear community regarding the Coronavirus will reassure you that we have all measures in place to minimise our risk. Have a restful weekend. 

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year this week and we will continue the festivities over this coming weekend. Some of our outstanding pupils performed in Chapel today and we celebrated pupils who have made a significant contribution to Drama and Performance at Shebbear College with our Oscar ceremony! We are looking forward to some excellent netball fixtures this weekend.

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

Congratulations to many of our UVI pupils who are securing UCAS offers at first choice universities and especially to Lizzy who gained ten top grade 9s in her GCSEs at Shebbear College 18 months ago and this week, Lizzy has been offered a conditional offer to study Theology at her chosen College at Oxford. This week 5th form pupils have enjoyed … Read More

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

Happy New Year! 2020 is not only the start of a new year, but the start of a new decade and we have celebrated the winners of the UK Mathematical Trust (UKMT) as well as Music and Art awards this week – some magnificent pupil achievements. I spoke in Chapel this week about how the next decade and how 2020-2030 will be … Read More

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

Following a wonderful candle-lit Carol Service last night and having just emerged from our final Chapel of 2019, where our three Houses (Ruddle, Thorne and Way) have just sung their hearts out in our House Singing Competition, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in 2020

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

We enjoyed the Choir singing this morning during our end of Michaelmas Term Chapel Service, where we celebrated awards of pupil excellence achieved in the academic and co curricular areas of the College this term. There are some outstanding success stories and the photographs of the pupils receiving their awards demonstrate the enormous amount of outstanding talent that we have at … Read More

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

As the end of November approaches members of our 5th Form and UVI have been, and continue to study conscientiously for their mock examinations. We are appreciative to our Parent-Teacher Association for their provision of our numerous Christmas trees around the College this year – the boarders thoroughly enjoyed decorating them this week in the evenings. There are just two weeks … Read More

A Word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

We have enjoyed a fantastic first week back after the break. Outdoor Education and learning outdoors have featured heavily at Shebbear this week and it is great to see so much excellent learning taking place on our beautiful campus and in our local area.It was a joy to attend and listen to the outstanding talent at the Prep School Music Concert on … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

Leading up to half term, it has been another week filled with activities and achievements for Shebbearians: we are delighted to congratulate Form 2 pupil Millie on her selection for the U13 Devon County squad and also our Rugby 1st XV team with their victory at Milton Abbey, winning 55-15. Joanna Spooner (graduate hockey coach) umpired the Great Britain women’s … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

It has been a week full of Harvest celebrations and thanksgiving at Shebbear. Thank you for the generous contributions and food gifts that we have received. I know that the recipients at Bude Food Bank will be enormously grateful for your donations next week. Thank you to Revd Rob Blackhall, Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church Torridge Circuit for his … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

A fantastic week at Shebbear following on from Round 1 of the Gliddon and Squire Cross Country League last Sunday, with participants from the Prep and Senior school. We are very much looking forward to hosting Round 2 at Shebbear College on Sunday 13th October. Please come and join us! We have enjoyed our vibrant Open Days this week and … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayAchievements, From the Head

certificates of achievement

Our theme for this week in Chapel has been based around being an ‘excellent example and role model’. It was a pleasure to present certificates of achievement to our Senior school pupils today to reward their exceptional commitment and effort in all aspects and areas of Shebbear College life. We have seen some outstanding examples of excellence this week, both … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayAchievements, From the Head

Today in Chapel we celebrated the outstanding achievements of our senior pupils and their LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) results, many of whom attained distinctions. We also celebrated our pupils who achieved ABRSM Music certificates and also the Mathematics Trust Challenge result. It was great to see two pupils (Alice in Form 2 and Ben in Form … Read More

A word from the Head

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

At the end of our first full week of the 2019 – 2020 academic year, we have achieved so much as a community already. The news feeds here are just a taste of what has been going on in the lives of our pupils this week. It has been a pleasure to see our pupils in action both on the … Read More

The Senior School Leadership Team

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

From left to right: Assistant Head (Pastoral) – Mrs Lovett, Deputy Head – Mr Newitt, Head – Mrs Kirby, Assistant Head (CoCurricular) – Mrs Cardoo, Assistant Head (Academic) – Mrs Parker.

Welcome to our new Head, Caroline Kirby

Jo ConwayFrom the Head

This week we are delighted to welcome to Shebbear College our new Head, Caroline Kirby, along with her husband Robert and children George, Benjamin and Lara. Mrs Kirby joins us from Switzerland where she was Deputy Head of Le Régent College to become the first female Head in Shebbear’s history, dating back 190 years to the founding of Prospect College … Read More