+++ Well done everyone for the excellent Harvest Festival assembly. We hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for the many  donations of food which will be passed on to the Northam Food Bank +++ Don’t forget that half term starts at the end of school on Friday 18th October. School starts again on Monday 28th October +++ After school clubs will resume immediately after the half term break. Please note that gardening club has now ended until the spring and craft club will now be on a Thursday and not a Tuesday +++ Have a great half term!! +++
Shebbear Community School

Shebbear, Beaworthy,

EX21 5SG

09:00 - 15:30

Monday to Friday

Shebbear Community School

Shebbear, Beaworthy,

EX21 5SG

09:00 - 15:30

Monday to Friday

History of the School

outside of school

Our lovely Victorian school was built in 1877 however has come a long way since then. The main body of the school building is still used, although the Headmaster’s House (which was attached to the school) no longer provides a home for the Head Teacher but is an office, staff room and Head Teacher’s office instead. Over the years the school has been extended and the main building now comprises three classrooms, the main school hall, toilets, ICT area and resources room – quite a change from when all the pupils were taught in rows in the school hall all those years ago!

Changes have happened in the school grounds too: a swimming pool has been and gone, the playground now boasts brightly coloured markings, we have a pond and a polytunnel to name but a few.

There have been two books written about the history of our school – the first by a previous Headmaster, Mr David Brown, entitled ‘The First 100 Years’ which covers 1877 – 1977 and the second which was a follow up project in 2002 by the then Headmistress, Miss Sara Griffiths, and her class which covered the following 25 years up to 2002 – perhaps in 2027 there could be a third?

The photographs have been kindly supplied by the Shebbear History Society.

1900s
Whole school around 1900
1949
Mid 70s with Mr and Mrs David Brown
Mr Copplestone Headteacher 1897 – 1916
Mrs Copplestone 1897 – 1916
School Teachers 1915-1923
Village school teaching staff 1915 – 1923