Pre-Schoolers and Key Workers

Jo ConwayPre-School


Over the last few weeks, our Pre-Schoolers have been exploring the work of important key workers in our community and how they help us – particularly at the moment. This week the children have taken part in role play to help them discover these jobs for themselves. The children really got into their roles of Police Officers, Doctors, Nurses, Teachers … Read More

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

Careers Workshop for Form 5

Jo ConwayCareers, Senior School


Today our Form 5 (Year 11) pupils took part in a brilliant careers workshop with Vicki from FutureSmart Careers. The morning was based around a Dragons’ Den/Apprentice task and the pupils worked in teams to choose a product (inventions included a defibrillator drone, a retractable charger, a remotely accessible garden and translator glasses), make a pitch and decide where to … 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!

Desert Island Discs – what will Mrs Kirby take?

Jo ConwaySenior School


Pollard’s Form 5 hosted a Desert Island Discs in their House Chapel this week. Their castaway was Mrs Kirby and she chose Elton John – Circle of Life, Tones and I – Dance Monkey and Robbie Williams – No Regrets. Read below how she answered their questions on the day! You are deserted on an Island you only have a … Read More

Inter-House Bake Off!

Jo ConwayHouse Competition, Senior School

Forms 1 and 2 interhouse bake off

Bakers from the Form 1 & 2 bubble took part in the Inter-house Bake Off this week, and were tasked with making two perfect scones for the technical challenge! Well done to Izzy who came first and helped Pollard secure first place, with Way second, Thorne third and Ruddle fourth.

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

Shebbear College from the air

Jo ConwayCampus, Marketing


Our Marketing Department are busy working on a new website, due to be launched in the Spring. As part of this we have created a short film of our lovely green campus taken from the air with a drone. This, along with many other new features, will appear on our new website when it is launched. We hope you enjoy … 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

Bumper Harvest Collection for Holsworthy Food Bank

Jo ConwayCharity

Thank you to everyone that donated to our Harvest Collection for Holsworthy Food Bank this year. We always collect for Harvest, but this year our pupils decided that they wanted to go for a bumper contribution and they certainly achieved their goal with more donations than ever before coming in from pupils across the Prep and Senior Schools as part … Read More

Investigating Arrows in Archaeology Club

Jo ConwayCoCurricular

Archaeology club this week involved stabbing pumpkins with various medieval arrowheads to investigate the different shaped marks made by each arrow! Our keen Archaeologists have been studying the Battle of Towton and looking at the marks found on the human skulls discovered from the battle. Next, they will compare the marks made on their pumpkins to those found on the … Read More

A weekend of Surfing and Golfing!

Jo ConwayBoarding, CoCurricular

Another exciting weekend at Shebbear College! Our Prep School children had the chance to take part in a Golf Day at the Royal North Devon Golf Course in Westward Ho! today as part of our weekend enrichment activities. The club’s own professionals taught them the basics of golf and they all picked it up really well! Our Prep boarders had … Read More

Our new Outdoor Classroom & Nature Trail

Jo ConwaySenior School

Our new Nature Trail and Outdoor Classroom area – The Friends’ Trail – has been a brilliant setting for several lessons across the Prep and Senior School over the last few weeks. Outdoor learning has always been a big part of what we do at Shebbear College, and now, with this being more important than ever, we are trying to … Read More

Looking forward to our new website

Jo ConwayEvents

We are excited to announce that we have started work on a new website, which is due to be launched in February/March 2021. Creative photography, a virtual tour and a drone film are just some of the initial content being created as we speak and we are looking forward to having a brand new design in the new year. Mrs … Read More

Rugby Training – a bit different this term

Jo ConwayBoys Sports

As we are unable to play contact Rugby at the moment, our pupils are taking part in training sessions and touch rugby matches in their games lessons this term. Form 5 took advantage of the sunny weather this week but we’re looking forward to playing contact Rugby again soon!

Super Show Jumper, Evie!

Jo ConwayAchievements, Pre-School

More Equestrian news – this time from our super cute Show Jumper – Evie in Pre-School! Evie, who has just turned 4, took part in the Lead Rein Show Jumping event at Bicton Arena yesterday with her team. They finished in 2nd place and have qualified through to the Lead Rein Championships. Well done!

Ruddle Boarders’ Horse Riding trip

Jo ConwayBoarding

Our Ruddle Boarders enjoyed a trip to Garlands Farm Trekking & Riding Centre for a day of Horse Riding lessons this weekend! For some of the girls this was their first time on a horse with others being more experienced riders and there were plenty of opportunities for everyone, including a session on grooming and a trek in the countryside. … Read More

Saturday Curriculum Enrichment

Jo ConwayCoCurricular

Our Saturday Enrichment sessions that we are holding this term in the absence of any sporting fixtures are proving popular with our pupils! This weekend, the Form 1 & 2 (Years 7 & 8) bubble took part in a drama session, creating a ‘Play in a Day’, the Form 3 & 4 (Years 9 & 10) bubble had the opportunity … Read More