Leweston School A GSG School
- Leweston School
- Head: Mrs Kate Reynolds
- T 01963 211010
- F 01963 201786
- E admissions@lew….dorset.sch.uk
- W www.leweston.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Dorset
- Pupils: 184
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Fees: Day £17,220 - £18,495; Boarding £21,039 - £31,221 pa
- Open days: October, May.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Leweston Junior Department
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...
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. ...Read more
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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)
Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.
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.
Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.
What The Good Schools Guide saysA 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...
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.
Very much on the up. A level results in 2016 76 per cent A*/B grades and 51 per cent A*/A. Pre-U is offered...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|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|