Leweston School

Boys (11 - 18)
Girls (11 - 18)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding
Flexi Boarding
Leweston School

Situated just outside Sherborne in 46 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland, Leweston Senior School offers an academic education to girls and boys aged 11 to 18. Full, weekly and flexi boarding options are available for girls from age 8 and boys age 11 upward.

About the school

Leweston is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school educating children from 3 months to 18 years. Leweston’s values are based upon a supportive Catholic ethos, underpinned by the Christian principles of opportunity, respect and community. The school is set in 46 acres of beautiful parkland near Sherborne, Dorset and welcomes pupils of all denominations and of none. Each pupil is cared for and challenged within a strong community and encouraged to aspire to excellence across school life. Expectations are high; pupils are challenged in their studies to achieve the best possible academic success. Leweston pupils are well-balanced young people who take their place in the world with confidence, going on to contribute to society in many different ways, reflecting the many and varied opportunities placed before them at the school.

Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 14 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 40 (8 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 262 (46 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5319/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7519 to £10540/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees


Leweston awards scholarships each year for Academic Excellence, Art and Design, Music, Drama, Equestrian, Pentathlon and Sport at 11+, 13+ and 16+. We may also supplement awards with further financial assistance based on your family's needs though a means tested bursary. 

Scholarship Dates 2021 Entry

Closing Date for 11+ and 13+ Applications – Friday 8 January 2021

11+ Scholarship Assessment - Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 February 2021

13+ Scholarship Assessment - Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 January 2021

Closing Date for 16+ Applications - Friday 6 November 2020

16+ Scholarship Assessment - Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November 2020


Leweston offers a limited number of means tested bursaries to families from a broad range of income levels. However, for our bursary programme to be truly effective and to aid as many deserving families as possible, it is expected that families will make their children's education a financial priority. Bursaries may take a variety of forms. Examples include a percentage of tuition or boarding fees, a proportion of the difference between tuition and boarding fees, and a fixed sum.  

To find out more about Scholarships and Bursaries  please contact the Admissions Team on 01963 211015 or email admissions@leweston.dorset.sch.uk.

Fees Information

Leweston's school fees include wrap-around care from 8am to 6pm, accommodation and meals for boarders, lunches for day pupils, text books and some school trips. Parents will be notified of extra costs in advance. Fees can be paid termly or through our nine-month direct debit scheme.

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Admissions Process

We accept applications year-round for entrance when space permits, and students can enter the school at different levels. We look forward to working with you through the admissions process.

Step 1. Request information

Please contact our Admissions Team on 01963 211015 or admissions@leweston.dorset.sch.uk for a prospectus and/or any other information that applies to your family and we'll be happy to help.

Step 2. Arrange a Visit or Attend an Open Morning

Please join us for one of Open Doors events with a student-led tour of the school and an opportunity to the Head, staff and see our facilities. Open Doors are an excellent way of getting a feel for Leweston and for seeing the school ‘in action’. We also would be equally happy to arrange an individual visit or would prefer a more ‘one to one’ introduction to Leweston. 

Step 3. Register

If you wish to secure a place for your child it is advisable to register them with the school. A registration form can be requested from the admissions team. The registration fee for the Senior School and Sixth Form is £100. The registration fee for the Prep and Nursery is £75.

Entry Requirements

Your child can start at Leweston anytime from Nursery right up to Sixth Form. As the process and entry requirements vary from year to year, please refer to the detailed information below.

Please visit https://www.leweston.co.uk/admissions/joining-the-school for further information on joining the school. 

Finding out more

Leweston, Sherborne, DT9 6EN
01963 211010
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Key Facts

  • Boys' Boarding: 14 (11 to 18)
  • Girls' Boarding: 40 (8 to 18)
  • Total Pupils: 262 (46 in Sixth Form)
  • Day Fees: £5319/term
  • Boarding Fees: £7519 to £10540/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events