RSC UK Chemistry Olympiad success for our A-Level Chemists

Jo ConwayAcademic, Sixth Form


Well done to our A-Level chemists, Samuel, Archie, Jude, Ian, Kamilla, Sam, Harrison, Noah, Ben and Blythe, who all took part in Round 1 of the Royal Society of Chemistry UK Chemistry Olympiad in January, showing admirable positivity and tenacity and really putting their all into this incredibly demanding competition – a true test of intellect, reason, character and perseverance. … 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

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

Congratulations to our new Sanctuary Team for 2020-21

Jo ConwayAchievements, Sixth Form

We are delighted to announce our new Sanctuary Team for 2020-21! Huge congratulations to Poppy (Head Girl), Samuel (Head Boy), Bess (Deputy Head Girl) and Findlay (Deputy Head Boy). Our four new Heads of House complete the team – congratulations to Laura (Head of Ruddle), Eden (Head of Pollard), Bridget (Head of Way) and Archie (Head of Thorne).

6th Form Pantomime

Jo ConwaySixth Form

The 6th Form Pantomime was a huge success, performing to a sell out audience on both nights. In addition to the on-stage performances from the likes of Lizzie, Jack, Lucy Johns and Archie, the whole 6th Form team came together to produce a wonderful event. Many thanks to those who worked back stage to prepare for and run the performances … Read More

Live on air at NBC Studios, New York

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Senior School, Sixth Form

Our pupils were live on air at NBC Studios, New York. They produced and starred in their own talk show during their Creative Media trip to the ‘Big Apple’. They enjoyed behind-the-scenes access to the famous studios where top shows are made, like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. They had a … Read More

Rugby 1stXV 55-15 victory over Milton Abbey

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Sixth Form

The Shebbear 1stXV continued their excellent start to the season with a home game against an ever tenacious Milton Abbey. On Friday the weather looked to play its part and very nearly resulted in a waterlogged pitch, thankfully the dry Saturday allowed us to play the fixture and what a treat it was. The game began at a fast pace, … Read More

A day in Paris

Jo ConwayBoarding, CoCurricular, Senior School, Sixth Form

Earlier this week a group of our Australian and short term boarders took a cultural and enrichment day trip to Paris, the capital city of France. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to see the city of light,­ a modern city with a very deep sense of history. They enjoyed lunch by the Eiffel Tower before climbing the … Read More

Rugby reports

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Senior School, Sixth Form

2nd XV v Trinity 1st XV: won 26-5The 2nd XV took the first half to warm up against Trinity but when they did they played superbly, scoring tries from all over the field, including a cross field kick from Cameron Young to Sean So to score in the corner. It was an excellent performance from all, particularly some of the … Read More

Visit from a renowned artist

Jo ConwayArt, Senior School, Sixth Form

Some of our most talented GCSE and A Level artists, along with Mr Barlow, had a very creative time this during workshops with renowned artist and Old Shebbearian, Jeremy Annear. The visit was initiated by the OSA through Philip Daniel, the OSA President for this year. We would like to thank the artist and the OSA for their time and … Read More

Jeremy Annear visit

Jo ConwayAcademic, Art, Events, Senior School, Sixth Form

We are delighted to announce that the successful and distinguished artist Jeremy Annear, who is also an Old Shebbearian, will be joining us on Monday 7th October when he will be talking about his work and running art workshops with some of our talented GCSE and A Level art pupils. Jeremy lives in Cornwall and has exhibited his work all … Read More

Meet the Sanctuary (UVI Prefect) Team for 2019 – 2020

Jo ConwaySixth Form

From left to right: Toby Biggs, Amy Taylor, Timon Chapman, Cat Thomson, Will Cunningham, Elizabeth Flaherty, Robin Dalton (Head Boy), Jessica Biggs (Head Girl), Nathan Coates, Olivia Rolls, Jack Austin, Lauren Wivell, Eddie Hill and Jack Joslin with the Head, Mrs Kirby (middle).

Superb exchange opportunities for Shebbear students

Jo ConwayCoCurricular, Senior School, Sixth Form

The summer of 2019 saw five Shebbear students travel to the southern hemisphere on an Upper School student exchange. Angus and Cameron spent two months at Canberra Grammar School, Australia, Joe and Timon at Marist, also in Canberra and Amy at Kingswood College in South Africa. All Shebbear students represented themselves and the college exceptionally well and had a great … Read More

Sixth Form Leavers’ Success with Ealing Trailfinders

Jo ConwayBoys Sports, Sixth Form

We were delighted to hear some great rugby news this week about two of our Sixth Form leavers from this summer. Will Cowan-Dickie has joined the Ealing Trailfinders Academy and Sione Funaki started a try that was scored by Will and has been featured on the Ealing Twitter feed. Well done to both boys, we look forward to hearing more … Read More