About the School
Shebbear College is a through-train school which believes that pupils will succeed in its happy school atmosphere and pupil-centered curriculum. Also, as a small size school, teachers will know each pupil individually to discover their own spark.
Shebbear has recently been graded the highest possible grade of “Excellent” in two key outcomes of the ISI school inspection 2021 - the pupils’ academic and other achievements, and the pupils’ personal development.
Boys and girls aged from 8 to 18 can choose to board termly or weekly. Flexi boarding is also offered to better suit the needs of different families. Apart from school activities in the evening of normal school days, boarders can also enjoy a wide range of enrichment activities, house competitions and regular local trips during weekends.
Exam Results and University Destinations
In 2021, at GCSE, 20% of the grades achieved were 9, 42% were 9-8, and 52% were 9-7. At A-Level, 31% of the grades achieved were A*, 63% were A*-A, and 83% were A*-B, with a pass rate of 100%. Also, 50% of all BTEC grades are Distinction* to Distinction.
In 2021, the vast majority of the pupils secured places at their first choice of university. They went on to pursue a huge range of subjects including Medicine, Physics, Business Management and Computer Science at Russell Group and other top universities.
Shebbear is committed to teach outside the classroom with their Outdoor Education programme. Pupils are offered adequate opportunities to enjoy the natural world, experience new challenges and take controlled risks. Various activities include bushcraft, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Ten Tors Challenge, mountain biking, and orienteering.
The 85-acre campus is complemented with excellent facilities and sport fields, including modern science laboratories, art studios, the brand new music centre, a recording studio, tennis courts, indoor sports hall and gymnasium.
The newly built and modern Sixth Form Centre provides Sixth Form students with greater freedom to develop their academic potential and relax with their peers. There are rooms for both quiet individual study and group study, meeting rooms, Career Office and a common room with kitchen.
- Pre-Prep 1 & 2: £1,985 per term
- Prep 3 & 4: £3,090 per term
- Prep 5 & 6: £3,415 per term
- Form 1 (Year 7): £4,630 per term
- Form 2- U6 (Years 8-13): £4,745 per term
- Preparatory school: £6,970 per ter
- Senior School / Sixth Form: £10,250 per term