Our Physical Education

At Shebbear College Physical Education plays an integral role in school life, ensuring that all pupils stay healthy by achieving physical, social, cultural and mental well-being.  We believe that physical activity provides individuals with the opportunity to acquire and develop skills which will stand them in good stead for future challenges and ensures that pupils receive a well-rounded, broad education.

All pupils are encouraged to take part in some form of sporting activity whatever their aspirations or ability and develop an understanding of how their body works in response to exercise.  Above all we emphasise the values of commitment, teamwork, communication and enjoyment, all of which are invaluable in everyday life.

Our fixture list for Games is extensive and competition is encouraged at all levels, giving pupils the opportunity to demonstrate their talents and achieve their aims.  For boys the main games are rugby, football and cricket (plus Rugby Sevens in the spring term) and for the girls hockey, netball and rounders.

Inter-House Sports competitions take place on a regular basis meaning that all pupils can enjoy the buzz of playing competitive sport.

Watch Shebbear’s winning match against Trent College during the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens


Our 4th and 5th Form Curriculum Guide gives full details of all GCSE subjects – please download this document from the Senior Curriculum page.

AS and A Level

Full details of AS and A Level subjects can be found on our 6th Form Subjects page.

Ealing Trailfinders Career Opportunities

Shebbear College have developed links with Ealing Trailfinders and Brunel University for their gifted and talented rugby players – READ MORE.


Extra-Curricular Sports

Pupils at Shebbear College enjoy an excellent programme of extra-curricular activities including many sports.

Traditional sports such as rugby, hockey, netball, football, basketball and cricket are available according to the season, as are the excellent sporting facilities on offer to pupils, including our state-of-the-art gymnasium, dance studio, sports hall, all weather floodlit pitch and numerous playing fields. A variety of other physical activities are often available such as surfing, horse riding, hiking, table tennis, badminton, trampolining among others.

Shebbear College is an independent UK school, a co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, located in rural North Devon.

A few photos from our sporting events