The Prep School is Proud to Sponsor . . .

Sam AlfordPrep School

Through industrious fundraising the Prep School is proud to sponsor the education of two children living in poverty in Uganda. This week the G2L group are delighted with the gifts they bought for Isaac and Lucky.

6th Form Pantomime

Sam AlfordSixth 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

Successful Fundraising Cake Sale

Sam AlfordAchievements, Charity

A very big thank you to all who contributed to the fundraising cake sale that took place earlier this week. It was a great success. We managed to raise just over £192 for Wires, Australia

Youth Speaks North Devon

Sam AlfordAcademic, Achievements

Shebbear College senior teams performed extremely well, demonstrating their passion for the topics in hand and some genuinely impressive skills in public speaking. The competition was very tough; the other teams were equally well prepared and everyone shone in different ways on the day. The judges said that the competition was incredibly close. Sadly, despite highly commended performances, neither of … Read More

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

‘Moo’s Laughing Now?’, ‘A Weekend at Uncle Cleetus’sFarm’ and ‘Winter Soldiers of Alaska’ have been among the titles of our Year 6 stories read to Years 1 and 2 this week, as part of National Storytelling Week. The children read their creations with enthusiasm and expression, with their young audience enjoying listening. Our Prep School assembly themes this week have included friendships and the power … Read More

National Storytelling Week in the Prep School

Sam AlfordAchievements, Prep School

As part of National Storytelling Week in the Prep School, many of our Year 6 pupils have been reading their own stories to Years 1 and 2 this week. Year 6 have been busy penning their stories to enter the BBC Radio 2 ‘500 Words’ competition, with titles including ‘Moo’s Laughing Now?’, ‘A Weekend at Uncle Cleetus’s Farm’, ‘Monster’, ‘The … Read More

U.11 Football at St. Petroc’s

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, Girls Sports, Prep School

All of Years 5 and 6 combined with St. Petroc’s on Wednesday for an afternoon of football training. A carousel of coaching activities was followed by small-sided matches, and the afternoon was extremely enjoyable for everyone.

Year 1 & 2s Wonderful Day at Rosemoor

Sam AlfordPrep School

Years 1 & 2 had a wonderful day at Rosemoor on Tuesday. They went to look for Robins and to find the best habitats for them. The sun shone for the whole day and the children were very lucky to get so close to some Robins too!

Rugby 7s

Sam AlfordBoys Sports

A great afternoon of rugby 7s for some of our senior boys. Many thanks to Kingsley Schools and Trinity for coming up!

Girls Netball

Sam AlfordGirls Sports

Congratulations to our U16 (and Bess!) Netball team who were victorious against Kingsley’s 1st VII yesterday. This follows on from a win for the U14/15 team on the 4th February against Kingsley. We look forward to welcoming Kingsley School and St Joseph’s School for an U12/13 triangular fixture today!

The Old Shebbearians Dinner

Sam AlfordOld 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

Gliddon and Squire Cross Country

Sam AlfordBoys Sports, CoCurricular, Girls Sports, Prep School

The final round of this season’s Gliddon and Squire Cross Country League took place on Sunday morning at West Buckland. Many congratulations to all of the runners who have taken part in many of the six races in the league. Ashton and Max came 43 rd and 50 th respectively at West Buckland, and both boys, together with George, qualified … Read More

Tom takes on the Morse code challenge

Sam AlfordAchievements, Prep School

Many congratulations to Tom, as he took on the challenge of writing out his weekly spellings in Morse code. Not only did he have to learn his twenty spellings, but he also set himself the task of learning Morse code. In the pressure cauldron of Monday morning’s assembly, Tom was successful, even having to spell out words such as ‘agoraphobia’! … Read More

The Ten Tors Team

Sam AlfordCoCurricular

Compasses at the ready. Low cloud made navigation interesting for the weekends Ten Tors teams.

A Word from the Head

Sam AlfordFrom the Head

We enjoyed a fantastic Chapel Service today led by the Big Band. It was a pleasure to see the Chapel come alive with such superb performances. I hope that the recent correspondence sent to all members of the Shebbear community regarding the Coronavirus will reassure you that we have all measures in place to minimise our risk. Have a restful weekend. 

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Sam AlfordPrep School

Our Prep School pupils have continued to develop their leadership skills this week, with Year 6 taking charge of their latest House assemblies. Arron, Tom and Lydia chose to talk about life in our galaxy and beyond, a general knowledge quiz and Janus from Roman mythology respectively, with them all doing an excellent job. Our pupils are also taking the lead this with term’s … Read More

Years 5 and 6 visit Exmoor Zoo

Sam AlfordPrep School

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a day at Exmoor Zoo on Monday, with the theme of the day being conservation. There was a very interesting talk, as well as an introduction to some of the animals in the zoo, including a Giant African Land Snail and a Meerkat. There was plenty of time to explore and see all of the … Read More

U11 Netball

Sam AlfordGirls Sports, Prep School

On Wednesday the 29th of January, the U11 Netball team made the journey to Launceston to play against St. Joseph’s. The day was surprisingly bright and sunny and entirely conducive to outdoor sport. The squad were feeling energetic and positive and this showed in their approach to the game. The match was fast-paced and the possession was equally shared. Both teams … Read More