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What the school says...

We have been inspiring and educating pupils for over 100 years. Formerly known as La Retraite Swan we are a vibrant community, with excellent academic results, where fun and laughter are an essential part of the school day. In September 2015, we welcomed the very youngest children into The Nest. Recently opened due to parental demand ‘The Nest’ provides quality care for babies and toddlers from six weeks old. Leehurst Swan already has an enviable reputation for Outstanding quality Early Years Education, having been graded ‘Outstanding’ in every category and quality assurance continually awarded since 2007. We are the only independent day school in Salisbury offering education for girls and boys through to 16 offering a broad and balanced education within a family atmosphere.

We celebrate the best of the old while embracing the latest innovations and technology.

We have recently invested in a substantial building project to provide a new Prep school. 'The Centenary Building’ provides 12 new state of the art teaching classrooms and reflects the thriving and highly successful development of the school in recent years.
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What the parents say...

Our family has had an excellent experience at Leehurst Swan. It is a well run school with positive leadership, happy students and lots of fun and interesting extra-curricular activites. Both my daughter (KS2) and son (KS1) have been academically challenged. The school climate is welcoming, safe and positive. I don't hesitate in recommending this school to anyone.

Commented on 14th Apr 2016

I have two children at Leehurst Swan. This is a very happy school where the staff know the children so well. Great results are encouraged but the school offers alot more than that. My children are confident, well mannered, included and well supported at the school. We love it and would certainly recommend it. Not sure why the Good School Guide have not paid them a visit but they should!

Commented on 19th Nov 2014

Our boys (7 & 10) have now been at Leehurst Swan for 3 years, and we are very happy with the school, their education, and the friends they have made. The teachers work well with us, and the children enjoy a wide variety of after-school activities. The 10 year old has just been accepted into senior school, and is extremely happy to be staying there - the school is supporting him very well, and he has no desire to move elsewhere.

Commented on 25th Mar 2014

Within the last year we have moved both our children (one girl and one boy) to Leehurst, one into Senior and one into Prep. They have settled really well and are thriving. The school has really supported the children and they have both grown in confidence enormously since starting. The school has a great mix of academics, art, sport and music with all the children getting equal opportunities. We are so pleased we moved to Leehurst and it's great to have the chance to share our thoughts about the school.

Commented on 19th Nov 2013

We have three children at Leehurst Swan, aged 5, 10 & 12, all with totally different abilities. Over the past years we have found the school to be absolutely wonderful, we actually have two boys and a girl that want to go to school. School is a very important part of a childs journey and we feel that we are giving ours children a head start by educating them in such good school. Leehurst Swan supports our children and encourages them to succeed. It feels good to be able to voice our support for the school.

Commented on 20th May 2013

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking ICT at an English Independent School (GCSE Short Course)

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Special Education Needs

Leehurst Swan is proud to be re-awarded CResTeD membership from the Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils following an inspection earlier this term. The inspector interviewed children and parents, observed classes and met with all members of the learning support department. Leehurst Swan is the only Salisbury school that meets the required standard in helping dyslexic pupils achieve within a mainstream, academic setting. The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils recognises the excellent support provided by specialist teachers in the Learning Support Department, and the integration of child-friendly learning methods throughout the curriculum.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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