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One parent told us, ‘She needed some additional help, but wasn’t bad enough to get any at the state primary school. Shebbear offered, gave, and are still giving her the additional support she needs.’ For a small school the teams do pretty well; the U15 and U14 rugby teams are strong (an ex-head-girl now plays in the England women’s rugby team), and the U14 cricket team recently won the Devon Cup. Recent visits by professional musicians...

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A world-class school on a beautiful rural campus. Friendly confident pupils. Our daugher did really well here. Very good indeed and comfortably the best in the area.

Commented on 30th Aug 2017

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  • Best performance by Boys taking Business at an English Independent School (Applied GCE A level Single Award)

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Since 2013, Simon Weale MA (Oxon). Previously deputy head at Brentwood School and before that, head of sixth form at Reigate Grammar School, head of year at Latymer Upper School, London, and history teacher at Judd School, Tonbridge. He has relocated from the south east to one of the most rural areas in Devon. Married with three children ranging in age from tot to teens. A keen sportsman, he has played cricket for Oxford University and was captain of Teddington Cricket Club. He played rugby for London Cornish RFC and hockey for the London Schools Hockey Association. Still plays cricket. In fact he can literally step from the headmaster's house in his whites straight onto the cricket field to play, something he can’t wait to do again this summer.

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