More About Our Prep School


Set in 85 acres of unspoilt north Devon countryside, Shebbear College boasts an impressive campus.

Shebbear College is an independent UK school offering co-educational day and boarding education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, located in rural North Devon. Now celebrating over 175 years since its founding, we are proud to continue offering a fine education.

Our aim is to educate each pupil to achieve his or her potential by encouraging the highest possible standards of attainment and behaviour through a balanced, flexible and challenging curriculum.

Entry to the College is not selective and yet students consistently outperform national trends. Despite the relatively small size of year groups the College participates in a strong fixture lists against all of the major sporting schools in the South West and all pupils participate in a varied extra-curricular programme.

By providing a supportive and nurturing environment, Shebbear develops a pupil’s sense of self worth, enthusiasm for learning and optimism for the future. We foster responsibility, tolerance, commitment and respect, both for the individual and for society.

We take great pride not only in our pupils’ academic successes but also in the well-rounded, caring and well-motivated young adults who have a clear knowledge of right and wrong and who are comfortable and confident in their surroundings.

We invite you to come and see for yourself what makes Shebbear College so special. We will be delighted to show you around.

Just a few photographs of the Shebbear College Campus