Leweston School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
635
AGES
0 - 18
GENDER
Boys and girls
TYPE
Other independent school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING

How Does The School Perform?

Full Report
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Independent Inspection
Report
Full Report - All Reports
94%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
98%
NATIONAL AVG. 45%
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
59%
NATIONAL AVG. 59%
Top grades at GCSE (9-7)
27%
NATIONAL AVG. 11%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
57%
NATIONAL AVG. 43.8
Top grades at A level (A*/A)
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
38.85
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 35.48
B
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE B-
Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
Boarding Type
Available
Scholarship Status
£2,998
to
£11,477
Day Fees Per Term
20.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.5%
Pupils with SEN support

Top Grades Compared With Other Schools

59% Independent Average Leweston School 59% GCSE
43% Independent Average Leweston School 57% A level

Top grades at GCSE (7-9) and top grades at A level (A*/A)


School Results Over Time

2019 2022 2023 26% 23% 27% 2020 Covid-19 2021 Covid-19

% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher
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School Video

School Prospectus

Leweston School
Sherborne
DT9 6EN
+44 (0)1963 210 691

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School Description

Situated in 46 acres of stunning Dorset parkland, Leweston is a Catholic independent day and boarding school welcoming girls and boys aged 0- 18.

Leweston School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“An Excellent School!”


We have sent three children (and maybe a fourth one will come) to Leweston and we stand by your view that not only it is an excellent school, but it provides outstanding value for money education.”
“Highly Recommend”


I am so full of pride as I look at the young woman my daughter is becoming. Leweston has played such a special role in her guidance and direction, creating the assertive, independent, conscientious, confident and resilient person that I see. I am delighted and grateful that her school journey is being closely monitored. I feel confident that she is open to opportunities; academically, physically and socially. I believe that she is part of a community where she is forming strong friendships and is encouraged to be the best she can be
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News, Photos and Open Days from Leweston School

Last update: 15 May 2024
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OPEN EVENTS

We host one Open Morning every year which takes place in September when the Senior School and Sixth Form are open for tours. There is no Prep open event as all families interested in this age range are invited for a personal visit.

 

TOURS AND VISITS

We believe that the best way to experience Leweston is to have an individual tour, tailor-made to your requirements. A typical visit will take around 1½ hours and include a tour of the school as well as a meeting with either Mr Paget-Tomlinson, Headmaster, or Mr Thompson, Head of Prep. If you would like to meet specific staff (Director of Sport and Physical Education, Director of Music, Head of Sixth Form etc) this, too, can be arranged. There will also be the opportunity to tour the Boarding Houses and meet Mrs Simkins-Smith, Director of Boarding, if that is of interest. For those who live further away, or abroad, one-to-one virtual meetings with the Headmaster can be arranged.

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LEWESTON PENTATHLETES COMPETE IN WORLD BIATHLE AND TRIATHLE CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Six students from Leweston Prep and Senior School travelled to Bali from 2 to 5 November to compete in the World Biathle (run – swim – run) and Triathle (shoot – swim – run).

Day one of the Competition saw the Biathle Semi Finals with Reuben C, Josh H, and Jay C all competing well and going through to Sunday’s final in the U17 age group.

Leweston pupils all raced in the World Triathle championships on day two. In the morning, the U13 girls and U17 boys competed in the semi finals with Izzy K (U13), Reuben C, Josh H, and Jay C (U17) all making the final. They also raced in the Triathle mixed relay in the afternoon along with Izzy W (U17), and Lexie C (U11).

Overall our pentathletes finished with some fantastic results at the event. In the U11 girls, Lexie C finished in the GB Triathle with team Silver, in the U17 category Izzy W had a great race to take individual Bronze and team Silver. In the U17 boys Triathle, Reuben C, Jay C, and Josh H put in fantastic determination in their race, just missing out on a team medal to finish 4th. In the Biathle the U17 boys raced well with Reuben C and Josh H part of the GB Silver team and Jay C also racing the Biathle.

A big well done to all who competed, showcasing fantastic determination and resilience in a World Championship.

LEWESTON INTRODUCES EQUINE MANAGEMENT BTEC FROM SEPTEMBER 2024

From September 2024, Leweston School will offer the Equine Management BTEC in Sixth Form. Equine Management provides two different options: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level) or BTEC National Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A Levels). Both qualifications offer an engaging programme to students who want a career in the equine sector as well as a range of higher education courses in equine management.

 

The school is delighted to welcome Sophie Underwood as the new teacher of the Equine Management BTEC course. Horses have been a constant thread throughout Sophie's life. From a young age, she spent countless hours in the saddle, rising through the ranks of her Pony Club. Her dedication led her to compete at the Horse of the Year Show, winning the Prince Philip Cup and gain recognition for her riding skills with a nomination to ride for Great Britain.

After leaving university, Sophie pursued a career in journalism securing a scholarship to write for "Your Horse" magazine. This exciting opportunity opened doors, allowing her to collaborate with renowned equestrian figures like Carl Hester and William Fox-Pitt. She further honed her skills by contributing to the development of "Your Horse Live," a major event in the equestrian world.

Senior (6)18 years ago, she embarked on a path to become a teacher. Her journey has been diverse, encompassing teaching and leadership roles in New Zealand, consultancy work for the University of Auckland, and most recently, acting as the head of a school in Hampshire.

Sophie says "A thrilling chance has arisen to combine my lifelong love of horses with my dedication to education. Introducing the BTEC in Equine Management at Leweston is such an exciting opportunity, which will provide a valuable springboard for aspiring students into the equine industry. With purpose-built facilities, we can offer an authentic and relevant curriculum that equips them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the field they love".

If you would like to know more about an education at Leweston School, please contact their Admissions Team on 01963 211015 or [email protected]

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LEWESTON ACCREDITED AS A PENTATHLON TALENT HUB!

We are delighted to announce that Leweston Pentathlon Academy has been accredited as a Pentathlon Talent Hub!

Leweston Pentathlon Academy (LPA) looks forward to expanding and sharing
knowledge with others to help grow what is a really exciting and varied multisport. "Pentathlon GB launches strategic hubs of excellence to strengthen participation"

 

 Leweston has been a Pentathlon Academy since 2016 and we are super excited to be one of the first talent hubs in the UK. It’s great recognition for the coaching team here who support and encourage athletes of all ages and stages.

To find out more about Pentathlon at Leweston please visit our website page here

To contact LPA please email [email protected] 

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Leweston School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.