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Shebbear Prep makes good use of its rural location. They have a forest school and are often out on walks on campus, learning about birds, pond dipping or naming plants and trees. One parent told us, ‘Despite a longer day at Shebbear our daughter still comes home tired, but is happy and achieving lots.’ Parents commented, ‘We did look at other schools but chose Shebbear because of its excellent reputation for pastoral care, the very good…

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Since 2012, Mike Furber BEd. Originally from York, Mike qualified as a teacher in London before heading off to Nigeria and then Thailand to teach. Once back in the UK, he settled with his wife in the local village, Shebbear, where they’ve been for 17 years with their now teenage sons. Previously deputy head of Bradworthy Primary School, also north Devon.


Non-selective. Open days and taster days available, including overnight stays for prospective boarders. Entry by application and fee. Parents commented, ‘We did look at other schools but chose Shebbear because of its excellent reputation for pastoral care, the very good relationship between the teachers and children based on mutual respect, and the lovely family atmosphere that we felt existed there.’ Another parent added, ‘Lots of help from the staff and support staff to ensure...

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