We love Boarding!

Jo ConwayEvents

Our Boarders in Ruddle and Pollard House enjoyed a brilliant first weekend back which included a trip to Westward Ho! beach, a girls vs boys rounders match (well done to the Ruddle girls who beat the boys 27-7!) and a BBQ supper (all socially distanced within Household bubbles). A big welcome to all of our new boarders, who have settled … Read More

Our First Week Back!

Jo ConwayEvents

We have had a great first week back after six months away from school! It was great to see our new Form 1 (Year 7) pupils here for their Induction Day on Tuesday, and all of our pupils from Pre-School to Upper 6 came back to school on Wednesday 2nd September! All of our pupils are operating in year-group ‘bubbles’, … Read More

More High-Flying Alumni!

Jo ConwayEvents

Our Alumni really are high flyers! Robert, who left in 2018, is currently studying Medicine at the University of Oxford (Somerville College). He has spent lockdown involved in research conducted by the Oxford Centre of Evidence Based Medicine and is a co-author on a University of Oxford paper on Social Distancing published in the British Medical Journal this week. https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m3223 … Read More

100% of pupils have gained places at their first or second choice of University

Jo ConwayEvents

Our 2020 Upper Sixth Leavers are all off to their first or second choice of University, with over 90% gaining places at their first choice. Outgoing Deputy Head Girl, Lizzy, is off to study Theology & Religion at the University of Oxford (Mansfield College) after achieving four A*s in English, Chemistry, Maths and Physics A-levels! Other destinations this year include … Read More

Inspirational achievements from our Alumni

Jo ConwayAcademic, Careers, Old Shebbearians

We love hearing about what our Old Shebbearians are up to now. Here is a snapshot of some of their achievements – thank you for inspiring all of us! Congratulations to Nadia (Class of 2017) who has graduated from the University of Reading with a 2:1 in Psychology (BSc) and is now off to the University of Manchester to start … Read More

Congratulations to our GCSE Pupils!

Jo ConwayEvents

40.4% of all Grades were 7-9   26.3% were the highest Grades 8 or 9 Star student Niall achieved an astonishing twelve Grade 9s with eight pupils scoring nine or more Grades 7-9 Shebbear College pupils have achieved an outstanding set of results at GCSE, despite the last 6 months being far from normal. 26.3% achieved the highest possible Grades … Read More

Outstanding A-level and BTEC Results for 2020

Jo ConwayEvents

49.5% of all A-level grades were A* – A 76.9% of all A-level grades were A*- B 100% pass rate Vast majority of pupils have secured places at their first choice of university In a year of uncertainty, Shebbear College A-level and BTEC pupils have achieved an outstanding set of results with a pass rate of 100% and the vast … Read More

Our Highly Acclaimed Virtual Learning Programme

Jo ConwayEvents

During lockdown, we offered a remote learning platform that was extremely well-received by both parents and pupils alike. Shebbear Pupils continued to follow their usual timetable, registering with their tutor in the morning and taking part in live lessons with all their subject teachers. Our Wellbeing and Pastoral Care was more important than ever and even our extra-curricular activities programme … Read More

It’s the end of term!

Jo ConwayEvents

And what a strange term it has been. Well done to everyone (pupils, parents and teachers!) for embracing this challenge together and making it such a positive experience. Congratulations to WAY for winning the Senior School Inter-House Cup 2019-20, coming up from 3rd to 1st in three days – thanks mainly to Virtual Sports Day ! Final scores for what … Read More

Passionate pupils raising awareness of period poverty

Jo ConwayEvents

Two passionate pupils – Lily and Sav in Form 2 – have launched a campaignaimed at raising awareness of period poverty in the UK, an issue which they feel is often overlooked in our society. The girls have started up their own business, ‘Naturally Individual’, with the aim to sell monthly period subscription boxes, donating a box to a girl … Read More

Activities Day!

Jo ConwayEvents

As a reward for working so hard this term during lockdown, pupils enjoyed a whole school Activities Day on Friday 26th June. It was lovely to see all of our Prep 1 – 6 children on site during the morning (which caused much excitement!) and the Senior School were able to take part in a huge range of remote activities … Read More

2 Minute Beach Clean

Jo ConwayEvents

We are passionate about the planet here at Shebbear College and many of our pupils and staff took part in the 2 Minute Beach Clean on Sunday, picking up litter (safely) for 2 minutes and doing their bit to stop litter pollution by logging what they had collected. Mrs Cardoo even found an old toothbrush!

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).


Jo ConwayEvents

Friends from Shebbear College and two other schools, all of whom were due to be taking part in Ten Tors this weekend, have joined forces to raise money for the NHS. Niamh in Form Four says ‘Ten Tors has been cancelled this year. A group of thirty 14-18 year olds have decided to take on the challenge anyway in our … Read More

U14 Regional Handball Tournament

Shebbear CollegeGirls Sports

Congratulations to Bethan in Form One who represented Bideford Blacks in an U14 Regional Handball Tournament this weekend in Bournemouth.  Bethan’s defence work received a coach’s commendation being very tight and forcing the other teams to shoot from the 9 m area resulting in a low ‘shots/score ratio’.

Years 5 and 6 have their sponsored walk for Edukid

Shebbear CollegeCharity, Prep School

Years 5 and 6 have taken part in a sponsored walk to raise money for Edukid, and in particular, Lucky Peace and Issac, two Ugandan children the Prep School sponsors. The children walked over 5kms in some appalling conditions, gathering a very impressive collection of sticks along the way.

The David James Cup Winners

Shebbear CollegeBoys Sports, Events

A cold and challenging afternoon greeted the U13 football team at Stover School for the annual David James cup. The team were outstanding through the course of the day, combining a special team spirit and work ethic to achieve an impressive set of results. The under 13 side beat Plymouth College, St Johns Sidmouth, Trinity, Stover and Bramdean scoring an … Read More

Saturday Netball Fixtures

Shebbear CollegeGirls Sports

A great block of Netball fixture was played on Saturday again Mount Kelly. Well done to the U12’s, U13’s and U14’s who all secured victories at home. Our 1st VII (pictured), 2nd VII and U15’s all had really close competitive matches at Mount Kelly and were unlucky to come away without any victories.

Boarders’ Climbing Activity

Shebbear CollegeBoarding

A group of our boarders’ have enjoyed a trip to Clip ‘n Climb Exeter, taking on the challenges of over twenty different climbs in their indoor facility.

A Word from the Head of the Prep School

Shebbear CollegePrep School

We must start this week with the achievements of our gymnasts who took part in the North Devon Championships in Bideford last weekend. All of the children performed extremely well, with our under 11 mixed team (Issy, James, Jemima and Summer) winning bronze medals, which is an outstanding achievement. Many congratulations also to Scarlett, Dixie and Emma for competing so … Read More