Skip to main content

What says..

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...

Read review »

Do you know this school?

The schools we choose, and what we say about them, are founded on parents’ views. If you know this school, please share your views with us.

Please login to post a comment.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since September 2019, Caroline Kirby, previously deputy head of Le Régent College in Switzerland. Geography degree from Bristol and PGCE from Bath; she began her career at Dean Close, moving to Rendcomb College as head of geography, then to Leighton Park as assistant head and to Bradfield College as assistant head and senior housemistress. She has a passion for skiing, travel and exploration. She is married to Robert, who teaches foreign languages, and they have three children.

Academic matters

In 2018 at A level, 36 per cent of grades were A*/A and 61 per cent were A*/B. At GCSE, 30 per cent 9-7 grades. Parents are happy with the teaching, saying, ‘Academically, I feel the teachers understand [my] children’s strengths and weaknesses and work with them so they achieve their best.’ Another agreed, ‘[My children] may...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Who came from where


Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews:

30,000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory
 Instant access to in-depth UK school reviews
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools
 Independent tutor company reviews

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

GSG Blog >    In the news >

The Good Schools Guide newsletter

The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Are you ready for the results?

 
 

The Good Schools Guide 22nd edition is out now, and for a limited time get a one month free subscription with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide 22nd, or The Good Schools Guide to London.