At Shebbear we offer full, weekly and flexi boarding to girls and boys from the ages of 8 - 18 from the UK and overseas. We have a lively community of full boarders, who stay at school at weekends and return home for the holidays. Other pupils are weekly boarders, going home each weekend and many choose our flexi boarding option, staying at school for one or more nights during the week.
A Typical Evening
At 4.45pm, school activities end and the boarders change into home clothes ready for a faculty enrichment activity from 5pm - 6pm. A wide range of activities in Music, Drama, Sport and Art are offered and pupils can make the most of the school facilities. Tea is at 6pm in the dining hall and after this, everyone has a session of quiet time until 7pm. This gives our younger pupils the opportunity to do their prep, whilst others can read or just relax with their friends.
From 7.15pm - 8.15am pupils in Form 1 (Year 7) and above have an hour of Prep time. They can also meet with their Academic Tutor to discuss work and their general progress. Once they have finished their Prep they then have free time until heading back to the boarding house before bedtime.
The weekend activities programme is full and varied, meaning that there is rarely a moment where boarders can feel lonely or bored. Saturday sports fixtures take place each week as well as planned enrichment activities and House competitions so that there is something for everyone to join in with. Weekend activities include music, drama, art, design technology, cookery, swimming, golf, debating, chess, squash, badminton and a range of other sports including gym sessions.
Trips are planned regularly which all boarders are encouraged to attend. These include horse riding, trips to the beach for surfing and water sports, theatre trips, day trips to a theme park, climbing, go-karting, paintballing, cinema trips, bowling, shopping, ice skating and camping.