World Book Day 2021

Jo ConwayPrep School


Lockdown 2021 didn’t stop our Prep School children (and teachers) getting into the spirit and dressing up as their favourite book characters – whether they were in school as key worker children, or at home on screens. We had some amazing costumes – including Peter Rabbit, Cruella De Ville, Gertrude the Gorilla (code name Bananas!), the BFG and, of course, … Read More

Prep 6 spread a little love

Jo ConwayCommunity, Prep School, Welbeing


Heartwarming news from our Prep 6 pupils, who wrote to residents at Seymour Court Nursing Care Home in Plymouth as part of #childrensmentalhealthweek. It has been extremely valuable for the children to develop an awareness and empathy for the residents, some of whom have found life particularly difficult over the last year, and, as you can see from the photos, … Read More

Pets Corner

Jo ConwayPrep School


The Prep School are really enjoying ‘Pets Corner’, one of their Monday activities where they can meet each other’s pets online. There were lots of interesting chats going on this week – our animals are certainly playing a big part in helping us all through lockdown. Some of these pets have also popped up in Art lessons – including Bob … Read More

Frosty Outdoor Learning in Pre-Prep

Jo ConwayOutdoor Education, Prep School


Outdoor Education is a big part of life at Shebbear, and we like to take our learning outside whenever we can – even in December! Pre-Prep have been making the most of the cold, frosty, sunny days we have been enjoying, taking their English and Science lessons outdoors. They also found a huge frozen puddle to jump in – luckily … Read More

Super speller Bella!

Jo ConwayPrep School


Congratulations to Bella in Prep 6 who was the overall winner of the Prep School’s inaugural Cawdrey Cup spelling challenge with a score of 95 out of 100 (and there were some VERY difficult spellings in there!) . A big well done to everyone that took part, especially to our class winners Sam, Oliver, Charlie, Tyler, Dixie, George and Freddie.

Prep 6 Mural officially declared open!

Jo ConwayArt, Prep School


Mr Foale has officially opened this brilliant mural, which last year’s Prep 6 created as their legacy to the Prep School. As they missed out on an official ceremony last year due to covid, all of the pupils, now in Form 1, were invited back and awarded a certificate.

Prep School visit Father Christmas at ‘Prospect Lane’

Jo ConwayPrep School, Staff


All of our Pre-School and Prep School children had a surprise visit (in their bubbles) to ‘Prospect Lane’ – a truly magical Christmas experience created by our amazing Maintenance team, who have done this in their own time and spent every weekend working on it for the last few months! The Senior School are visiting next week so we can’t … 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!

National Anti-Bullying Week

Jo ConwayDrama, Prep School


It’s National Anti-bullying week and we are running a series of special PHSE sessions for all our pupils to discuss the importance of being kind as well as a special Chapel service centered around the topic. Kindness and compassion is one of our core values here at Shebbear College and our pupils are thoughtful, supportive and considerate to others. Our … Read More

Children in Need

Jo ConwayCharity, Prep School


This year, the theme for BBC Children in Need was to ‘Come as Yourself’, with pupils embracing their identities and wearing whatever makes them feel comfortable. Our pupils had a great time wearing mufti and raising money for this fantastic cause. Here are some snaps from breaktime in the Prep School!

Camp Sheb this October Half Term

Jo ConwayBoarding, Prep School, Senior School, Sixth Form

Our ‘Camp Sheb’ Holiday Club runs each half term for our Boarders, meaning that they do not have to travel home and can stay on campus during half term breaks – this half term this was particularly relevant with no-one being able to leave the UK. Activities included a brilliant trip to The Eden Project where everyone enjoyed some ice … Read More

An electric end of Half Term!

Jo ConwayAcademic, Prep School

Years 3 and 4 have been talking about electricity in their Science lessons, looking at appliances that run on mains electricity and those that require batteries. In their Science lesson this week, the children learnt how to identify and name the basic parts of a circuit, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers, before designing and constructing their own series … Read More

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!

Years 5 and 6 have their sponsored walk for Edukid

Jo ConwayCharity, Prep School

Years 5 and 6 have taken part in a sponsored walk to raise money for Edukid, and in particular, Lucky Peace and Issac, two Ugandan children the Prep School sponsors. The children walked over 5kms in some appalling conditions, gathering a very impressive collection of sticks along the way.

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Jo ConwayPrep School

We must start this week with the achievements of our gymnasts who took part in the North Devon Championships in Bideford last weekend. All of the children performed extremely well, with our under 11 mixed team (Issy, James, Jemima and Summer) winning bronze medals, which is an outstanding achievement. Many congratulations also to Scarlett, Dixie and Emma for competing so … Read More

Year 6 Poetry Recital Competition

Jo ConwayAcademic, Prep School

Year 6 took part in their Poetry Recital competition this morning. The adjudicator was Mrs Shamsolahi, Head of English in the Senior School, and she was given the extremely difficult job of choosing a winner from a selection of excellent recitals and performances from the children. The final results were Keira (School Days) in third place, Lydia (Granny) in second … 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

Prep 5 History

Jo ConwayAcademic, Prep School

As part of our history topic on the Vikings, the prep 5 children made models and PowerPoint presentations. All the children did an individual piece and then presented it to the class. All of them were outstanding and the work was of the highest quality.