Situated just outside Sherborne in 46 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland, Leweston Prep offers a challenging and inspiring education to girls and boys aged 3 months to 11 years. The Senior School is on the same campus, offering continuity of education right through to A Level.
Full, weekly and flexi boarding options are available from age 8.
About the school
Imagine a school set in 46 acres of Dorset parkland, where every boundary is either a field or wood and happy children work, explore and play creatively and purposefully together. Leweston is a Catholic School which offers a warm welcome to children of all denominations and emphasises the integration of Christian principles into daily life. Traditional values of work and behaviour are held in high esteem and emphasis is placed on pastoral care. The School motto 'Gaudere et Bene Facere' - 'Rejoice and Do Well' reflects the importance of high academic standards, together with artistic, musical and sporting excellence achieved in an atmosphere of joy, vibrancy and faith in God. Great emphasis is placed on living by the 'Golden Rules' and children of all ages benefit from the outstanding pastoral care which emanates from the committed and enthusiastic teaching staff. The chapel lies at the centre of our school and provides opportunities for families to pray, reflect and celebrate together. The small classes and state of the art learning environment create a strong and caring family based school, which makes it a very special place in which to study. Current parents and pupils know that the value of the first hand Leweston experience far outweighs the paper prospectus or electronic imagery. As one parent recently said '[…] has blossomed at Leweston and it is quite remarkable how a pupil's talents are discovered and developed at the school.' Visit us to see for yourself why Leweston is a very special place and one that you will certainly want to return to.
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.
Leweston has had many years’ experience in catering for the needs of Forces families. As a boarding and day school we offer a range of different boarding options that allow pupils and their families to find a style of boarding that works well for them, be it full, weekly or flexi boarding. Our boarders enjoy a busy and varied programme of activities both in the evenings and at the weekends.
To find out more please contact the Admissions Team on 01963 211010 or email email@example.com.
An Affordable Education From Day One at Leweston
In response to national concerns that Independent School fees are becoming unaffordable to all but the most affluent, and in our efforts to remain true to our aim of ensuring a Leweston education is accessible to as many local families as possible. For more information please see: http://www.leweston.co.uk/index/admissions/fees/
Leweston Prep accomplish 18,000 mile 'Around the World' Challenge
Leweston Prep embarked on a challenge to virtually circumnavigate the globe, a total of 18,000 miles.
29th September 2020 — Following a wonderful idea put forward at the start of lockdown by Year 6 pupil Jack, Leweston Prep embarked on a challenge to virtually circumnavigate the globe, a total of 18,000 miles.
Jack wanted to get all of the pupils and staff at Leweston working together towards a common goal through exercise and decided on a virtual ‘Around the World’ Challenge. The pupils “started” from the school site in Dorset and travelled east aiming to 'arrive back at school' in time for the start of the new academic year. Before settling down for bed each night, everyone recorded the miles completed by walking, running, cycling, swimming, scooting, or any man-powered way of moving, on a shared spreadsheet.
Jack dedicated time to contacting various inspirational sports figures to tell them about the Challenge and was thrilled to receive messages of good luck and congratulations from Harry Redknapp, British triathlete Alistair Brownlee and Jonny Wilkinson!
To top everything off perfectly the school’s mammoth achievement was also mentioned on the BBC Tailenders Podcast, hosted by Radio One DJ Greg James and professional cricketer James Anderson – England’s greatest ever bowler!
Mrs Smith, Head of Prep Physical Education at Leweston said “I’m so glad that Jack contacted me about bringing this wonderful idea to life. It was incredible to see the whole Prep School community filling in their miles every week throughout lockdown and over the summer holidays. The challenge brought everyone together at a difficult time when we couldn’t all be in school.”
The Prep School accomplished their target distance of 18,000 miles, completing the final mile together during the first full week back at school this September and everyone feels a huge sense of pride and achievement. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to accomplish the impressive challenge.