Inspirational achievements from our Alumni

Jo ConwayAcademic, Careers, Old Shebbearians

We love hearing about what our Old Shebbearians are up to now. Here is a snapshot of some of their achievements – thank you for inspiring all of us! Congratulations to Nadia (Class of 2017) who has graduated from the University of Reading with a 2:1 in Psychology (BSc) and is now off to the University of Manchester to start … Read More

The Old Shebbearians Dinner

Jo ConwayOld Shebbearians

The 112th annual Old Shebbearians’ dinner was held at the RAF club in London. Over eighty former pupils enjoyed an evening together and were updated on the progress of the school over the last twelve months. Shebbear’s new Head, Mrs Kirby , spoke warmly about her first impressions since arriving at the school and shared her exciting vision for the … Read More

Oli worth his weight in gold!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Old Shebbearians

Yorkshire Tea asked the public to nominate people who are worth their weight in Gold. And this week’s winner is Oliver Ryder-Green from Edinburgh. Oli left Shebbear College in 2018 and this summer he skateboarded 2500km across Europe for charity. Why? Because he’s lovely, and also slightly bonkers. He has been awarded a prize of his entire bodyweight in Gold, … 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

Abby is now a qualified Norland Nanny

Jo ConwayAchievements, Old Shebbearians

We were delighted to hear from Abby Selwyn (Shebbear Sixth Form leaver 2016) who has kindly sent us an update on her progress: ‘After leaving Shebbear College I secured a place at Norland College to train to be a Nanny, as a childcare professional. I am graduating from Norland College with a first class BA(hons) degree in Early Years Development … Read More


Jo ConwayAcademic, Old Shebbearians

The Chemistry Department was delighted to welcome back one of our Alumni to the College last week. Will Balkwill-Western offered to drop in just before the start of the second year of his Masters degree in Chemistry at Cardiff University. Will spoke with the Sixth Form Chemistry students about his experience studying A Level Chemistry at Shebbear, and reflected on … Read More

Welcome back to an Old Shebbearian

Jo ConwayOld Shebbearians

On Monday 16th September we were delighted to welcome back Geoffrey Colwill to Shebbear College, along with his daughter Nina and son Aron. Born and raised in Launceston, Geoffrey boarded at Shebbear from 1962 – 1969. This was the first time he had been back to his old school since leaving. Geoffrey and his family have lived in Australia for … Read More

Summer joins the Vodafone Discover Business Graduate Programme

Jo ConwayOld Shebbearians

We were delighted this week to hear from Summer Dunscombe who left Shebbear College Sixth Form in 2016. Summer tells us about her progress so far … “After graduating in June 2019 with an upper second class honours from Oxford Brookes, I was very happy to join Vodafone Group on their Discover Business Graduate Programme. It is a two year … Read More