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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
It’s ‘Lockdown 2021’ and schools are closed for the second time. We are missing all of our wonderful pupils, but our well-received remote learning platform is up and running once again and we have already had some really positive feedback from pupils and parents. “You are all so amazing. I really take my hat off to all teachers. I’ve done … Read More
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
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 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 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
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
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
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.