Pre-School

Sam AlfordPre-School

The children in Pre-School enjoyed making telephones with cans last week. They were able to test them out on Friday around the campus. Some of the Reception children were able to suggest ways to improve their phones!

A Word from the Head

Sam AlfordFrom 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 of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

Resilience and robustness are both key words that have a high profile in the Prep School, in terms of developing our children’s strength of character in response to challenge or adversity. In many ways, our sports grounds have shown similar characteristics this week, as following Sunday’s Gliddon and Squire Cross Country event, there were many parts of our site that … Read More

U12 and U13 Football Teams

Sam AlfordBoys Sports

A great afternoon was had by Shebbear U12 and U13 football teams on Thursday 16th Jan, playing 5 games against Kingsley School and St Joseph. Some brilliant football was played in some very testing conditions. Improvements in skill and game understanding was made by all on the pitch and I look forward to seeing these teams develop in the weeks … Read More

Shebbear College Golf Activity

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, CoCurricular, Girls Sports

On Wednesday 15th January Shebbear College pupils had the first golf lesson of the year, from the professional at Holsworthy Golf Club. In total 20 pupils managed to learn new skills and develop and improve existing golfing attributes . The afternoon was a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

L6 Form Business Studies Students

Sam AlfordAcademic, Senior School

Lower 6 Form Business Studies students were given a tour around the manufacturing facility at Bott Ltd, Bude. Bott provide high quality workplace and vehicle storage solutions and have been located in Bude since the 1970’s. The tour gave the students a real appreciation of how to organise the operations of a manufacturing facility on such a large scale. This … Read More

Tarka Trail

Sam AlfordPrep School

As part of the Prep 1 and 2 Scientific studies ‘into the seasons’, the children had the opportunity to visit the Tarka Trail this week. They looked out for otters and collect a variety of natural objects which they will use to make their Winter mobile next week.

Congratulations Lizzy!

Sam AlfordAcademic

Congratulations to Lizzy for her conditional acceptance to study Theology at Oxford University!

Prep School Weekly Award Winners

Sam AlfordPrep School

Congratulations to our golden sticker winners this week: Emilia, Harry, James, Emily, Alfie and Harvey. Our BAFTA winner was Lincoln, and Elsie won the Manners Medal. 

Form 5 Debate

Sam AlfordAcademic, Senior School

Form 5 took part in a weekly tutor period yesterday and listened to a debate on whether ‘the use of mobile phones by pupils in school promotes learning and should be encouraged’. These sessions form part of the Skills for Success programme that all pupils in Form 5 take part in on a regular basis . These sessions include study … Read More

Gliddon and Squire Cross Country League – round 6

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Girls Sports

A home race this week, as Shebbear College was the host for the sixth race in this season’s league. Conditions were tough, and as the morning went on and the rain continued to fall, the course became extremely wet and muddy.Many congratulations to everyone who took part:Under 9 Boys: Ashton (35th), Max (40th), James (42nd) and Ben (43rd)Under 11 Boys: … Read More

A Word from the Head

Sam AlfordFrom 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 of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

A very happy New Year and we have all enjoyed a very good first week back in school to get 2020 underway. The children have started this new term with great enthusiasm and commitment, and they are already well underway with their studies. Our first assembly of the term looked at some resolutions for the term and year ahead, as … Read More

Weekly Pre-School forest sessions have begun

Sam AlfordPre-School

This week the children made hanging fir-cone bird feeders with locally derived honey. There were sticky fingers and some spilt bird seeds however there will hopefully be some very full birds. Stay tuned for next week’s Forest session!

Football Training with St Petroc’s School

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Prep School

Year 5 and 6 boys and girls have all enjoyed an early season training afternoon with our friends from St. Petroc’s. After a warm-up led by Harvey, the children combined to take part in some skills and drills, followed by some small-sided games.

Ski Trip 2019

Sam AlfordCoCurricular

During the first week of the December holidays a group of students ventured out to the beautiful ski slopes of Bormio. Many of the students had never skied before! It took the beginners a couple of days to get the hang of it but soon enough they were shredding it down the red slopes. There were many highlights to this … Read More

A Word from the Head

Sam AlfordFrom 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 of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPre-School, Prep School

Our Prep School Carol Service was held in Lake Chapel on Tuesday afternoon and it proved to be a very uplifting and enjoyable event. The children did a super job with their singing and readings, as well as their short Nativity performance. Our thanks to Mrs Parker for preparing the children so well with their singing, and to Rev. Dr … Read More

A Visit to Santa’s Magic Grotto

Sam AlfordPre-School, Prep School

Pre-School and Prep School children have all visited Santa’s magical grotto this week. They all met Santa and his special helper, and asked them lots of questions about his work on Christmas Eve.A magical time was had by everyone!

Prep School Chess Tournament

Sam AlfordPrep School

This term’s Prep School Chess Tournament came to a conclusion this week.After six rounds of matches, the final was between Tom and Harvey. This final match lasted a matter of minutes, as Harvey pulled off a superb two move checkmate, taking the winner’s trophy.Well done to everyone who took part, from Years 2-6.