This year marks the 175th anniversary of the founding of Shebbear College by the Methodist Church. This milestone has been celebrated by the completion of two new buildings on the school’s 85 acre campus. The school has invested in building a new sixth-form centre with an ICT study suite, quiet study room, conference room, careers office, social areas, classrooms and a balcony overlooking the cricket pitch where pupils can relax. The lower floor of the centre serves as an events area and sports pavilion. The sixth-form centre was officially opened in 2016 by cricket legend Sir Garry Sobers. The second building, a new music centre, has several practice and teaching rooms, a fully resourced MAC computer keyboard suite, a recording studio and a large performance area. The music centre is complemented by two performance spaces, the Memorial Hall and the Assembly Hall, both fully equipped with stages, and audio-visual and lighting technology.