Shebbear College is an independent UK school offering co-educational day and boarding education for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, located in rural North Devon, England. Founded in 1841, Shebbear College is one of the oldest schools in Devon and draws upon over one hundred and seventy years of history in shaping its values and outlook. Pupils are educated within an 85 acre site in one of the safest and most idyllic campuses in the UK. The school is known for its pastoral care and its relatively small size (around 350 pupils) means that each child is known and treated as an individual. The College has a unique sense of community centred upon Christian teaching, but whilst the school honours its illustrious past it has its sights set firmly on the future, embracing innovations in thought, technology and education.

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The OSA was formed in 1908. Close links between the Association and the College have prevailed ever since. Jackson Page, at Shebbear from 1912-15 and master 1921-60, encapsulated widely shared Shebbearian sentiment when he said, “To many of us, the OSA and the College have long seemed one family”. The seamless list of OSA Presidents is prominently displayed beside the entrance to the Memorial Hall, flanked by photographs of former Headmasters and other long serving members of staff. A number of the College governors are Old Shebbearians, including the present Chairman.

The school is proud of the loyalty it attracts from Old Shebbearians. The OSA is immensely proud of the school. It also has responsibilities. To paraphrase the words of John Rounsfell, himself a Shebbear pupil and later Headmaster, the Association offers the pleasure of fellowship and makes possible introductions and renewal of old acquaintance, but also exists to enable us as a community the more efficiently to succour our helpless, to befriend our lonely, and to shelter, behind Shebbearian affection, our defenceless and weak.