We See It

Jo ConwayMarketing, Whole School


Our new school film – ‘We See It’ – is out and we are really excited to share it with everyone! The aim was to make an aspirational but relatable film to showcase what is special and unique about our school, through real environments and real people. We wanted this to have depth and emotion, and to be different to other school films.  … Read More

World Book Day 2021

Jo ConwayPrep School


Lockdown 2021 didn’t stop our Prep School children (and teachers) getting into the spirit and dressing up as their favourite book characters – whether they were in school as key worker children, or at home on screens. We had some amazing costumes – including Peter Rabbit, Cruella De Ville, Gertrude the Gorilla (code name Bananas!), the BFG and, of course, … Read More

Safe Remote Learning

Jo Conwayremote learning

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We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the National Online Safety accreditation for Safe Remote Learning. This certification is directly aligned to the Department for Education guidance and recognises our commitment to the safeguarding and wellbeing of our remote learners.

Virtual After-School Activities Continue

Jo ConwayArt, CoCurricular, Outdoor Education, Whole School


We are continuing to run our after school activities programme for pupils in the Prep and Senior School during lockdown, with options including Choir, Cookery, Art, D of E, Fitness & Wellbeing, Construction, Sketching and Performance, among lots of others! A popular choice is ‘Kirby’s Kitchen’ – online cookery with Mrs Kirby live from her kitchen – amongst other delicious … Read More

Happy Lunar New Year!

Jo ConwayBoarding


Our boarders enjoyed a celebratory meal last night and even our Reception class joined in the festivities, creating model dragons and enjoying some egg fried rice! A big thank you to our brilliant catering team for all they have done this half term. #YearoftheOx

Thank you Mrs Kirby!

Jo ConwayStaff, Welbeing


Mrs Kirby sent a little note and some chocolate to every single pupil and staff member this week as we come to the end of another half term of remote learning. Little things make a big difference – what a fabulous Head we have here – thank you Mrs Kirby!

Prep 6 spread a little love

Jo ConwayCommunity, Prep School, Welbeing


Heartwarming news from our Prep 6 pupils, who wrote to residents at Seymour Court Nursing Care Home in Plymouth as part of #childrensmentalhealthweek. It has been extremely valuable for the children to develop an awareness and empathy for the residents, some of whom have found life particularly difficult over the last year, and, as you can see from the photos, … Read More

RSC UK Chemistry Olympiad success for our A-Level Chemists

Jo ConwayAcademic, Sixth Form


Well done to our A-Level chemists, Samuel, Archie, Jude, Ian, Kamilla, Sam, Harrison, Noah, Ben and Blythe, who all took part in Round 1 of the Royal Society of Chemistry UK Chemistry Olympiad in January, showing admirable positivity and tenacity and really putting their all into this incredibly demanding competition – a true test of intellect, reason, character and perseverance. … Read More

Children’s Mental Health Week

Jo ConwayStaff, Welbeing, Whole School

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We’re proud to be supporting #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and wanted to let all our pupils know that although we’re not with you, we are all still here for you! This year, the theme is #ExpressYourself and we hope you like our little video of how our teachers and staff enjoy time away from their screens during lockdown.

LAMDA success

Jo ConwayAchievements, Drama


Congratulations to all of our LAMDA pupils, who are celebrating a 100% pass rate in their December exams. All of them passed with either Merit or Distinction with 67% achieving a Distinction! Niall in Lower 6 must have a special mention as he was awarded 90 and 94 marks in his two Grade 7 exams – exceptionally impressive – although … Read More

Pets Corner

Jo ConwayPrep School


The Prep School are really enjoying ‘Pets Corner’, one of their Monday activities where they can meet each other’s pets online. There were lots of interesting chats going on this week – our animals are certainly playing a big part in helping us all through lockdown. Some of these pets have also popped up in Art lessons – including Bob … Read More

Lateral Flow Testing Begins

Jo ConwayWhole School


We set up our Covid testing centre in the Sixth Form building just before the new term and tested all of our staff and boarders on Monday 4th January before the government announcement that schools would again be closing that evening. We are continuing to test any staff and pupils who are on site on a weekly basis to ensure … Read More

Shebbear Primary School visit Prospect Lane

Jo ConwayCommunity, Events, Whole School


We were really pleased to be able to welcome Shebbear Community Primary School to our fabulous Christmas village, Prospect Lane, this week. As we are so close to each other, we try and collaborate with Shebbear Primary School regularly, but due to Covid-19 we haven’t seen them much lately, so it was lovely to be able to share something Christmassy … Read More

It’s the end of term – Happy Christmas!

Jo ConwayWhole School


It’s the end of quite a strange term, but we’ve had such a fun-packed, busy couple of weeks. From Christmas parties for our Boarders to virtual Christmas Concerts, Head’s Chapels and our Carol Service, a very jolly virtual Pre-Prep performance and visits to our brilliant Christmas Village, Prospect Lane, created by our Maintenance Team. We also managed to fit in … Read More

Our Fabulous Maintenance Team spread a little Christmas Cheer!

Jo ConwayEvents, Staff, Whole School


Our wonderful Maintenance Team have been spending every weekend in October and November at school, working in their own time on a secret plan to build a magical Christmas feature for pupils at the end of a term where blended learning, wearing masks, social distancing and hand gel have become the norm. The fantastic team, Mark, Matt, Mike and Steve, … Read More

Surfing trip to Widemouth Bay

Jo ConwaySports


We took a group of our surfers to Widemouth before the end of term as part of our school filming. As well as being filmed, we arranged a lifeguard so that they were able to get out and have a proper surf – not bad for a Wednesday morning (but rather them than us, brrr)! Our boarders regularly go on … Read More

Frosty Outdoor Learning in Pre-Prep

Jo ConwayOutdoor Education, Prep School


Outdoor Education is a big part of life at Shebbear, and we like to take our learning outside whenever we can – even in December! Pre-Prep have been making the most of the cold, frosty, sunny days we have been enjoying, taking their English and Science lessons outdoors. They also found a huge frozen puddle to jump in – luckily … Read More

Super speller Bella!

Jo ConwayPrep School


Congratulations to Bella in Prep 6 who was the overall winner of the Prep School’s inaugural Cawdrey Cup spelling challenge with a score of 95 out of 100 (and there were some VERY difficult spellings in there!) . A big well done to everyone that took part, especially to our class winners Sam, Oliver, Charlie, Tyler, Dixie, George and Freddie.

Prep 6 Mural officially declared open!

Jo ConwayArt, Prep School


Mr Foale has officially opened this brilliant mural, which last year’s Prep 6 created as their legacy to the Prep School. As they missed out on an official ceremony last year due to covid, all of the pupils, now in Form 1, were invited back and awarded a certificate.