Leweston Junior Department
Situated just outside Sherborne in 46 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland, Leweston's Junior Department offers a challenging and inspiring education to girls and boys aged 3 months to 11 years. The Senior School, which takes girls from the age of 11 to 18, is on the same campus, offering continuity of education for girls right through to A Level. Full, weekly and flexi boarding options are available for girls from age 8.
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.