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A palpable sense of Catholicism still prevails, but not the nasty exclusive you-can’t-take-communion-here kind; we felt that girls of any faith, and possibly none, would be welcomed. No nuns these days, but the chapel is central to school life, and...

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What the school says...

Situated just outside Sherborne in 46 acres of beautiful parkland, and only 21/2 hours drive from London, Leweston School offers an academic education for girls aged 11 to 18. Girls and boys are taken from 3 months to 11 in the Junior Department which shares the same campus.

Leweston offers a disciplined, creative and inspirational environment in which all are encouraged to reach their full potential. Full and weekly boarding options are available as well as a range of attractive scholarships and bursaries.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking English Literature at an English Independent School (Pre-U Principal Subject)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Speech & Drama at an English Independent School (Graded Drama Music Lit Speech)

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

What The Good Schools Guide says

A palpable sense of Catholicism still prevails, but not the nasty exclusive you-can’t-take-communion-here kind; we felt that girls of any faith, and possibly none, would be welcomed. No nuns these days, but the chapel is central to school life, and the tiny exquisite 17th century Trinity chapel in the grounds hosts smaller weekday masses...

Headmaster

Since September 2015, Mrs Kate Reynolds MEd LLB PGCE, previously head of EAL at the school. Law degree from Bristol, and practised until 1994, when she obtained an English PGCE from Bath Spa University. MEd in education leadership from Buckingham. Worked at Gillingham and Sherborne Schools before joining Leweston. Married to Giles, also a teacher; they have four children.

Academic Matters

Very much on the up. Happy children in small classes in junior school follow a range of subjects including French and Latin, and...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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