Joining the Senior School

Leweston Senior School accepts pupils from ages 11 to 16. Entry is normally at age 11 into Year 7 or age 13 into Year 9, although pupils are accepted into other year groups if spaces are available.

To request information about Leweston please complete our enquiry form and we will send you a prospectus and any other information that applies to your family, alternatively you can call our Admissions Team on 01963 211010 or email:


We encourage all prospective families to visit the school either for one of our Open Days or a personal visit.

Open Days are an excellent way to get a feel for Leweston and see the school ‘in action’. You can find out dates of upcoming events and register at our Open Days page.

Individual visits provide a more ‘one to one’ introduction to Leweston and include a meeting with the Head, a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet pupils and staff.


Registration is secures a place for your child in their chosen year of entry. To register, parents complete a Senior Registration Form and pay a non-refundable fee of £100 for the senior school. Pupils need to be registered before applying for scholarships, bursaries or attending a taster day.

Taster Day

All prospective pupils are invited to attend a ‘taster day’ when they come into school and spend a day with their prospective year group. You will have the opportunity to meet the Head of Year and your child will be looked after by a ‘guardian’, another pupil in their class who will stay with them all day. If your child has a favourite subject or activity please let Admissions know and we will do our best to plan their taster accordingly. A night in the Boarding House can be added to the taster if appropriate. If you would like to Admissions can put you in touch with your child’s Class Rep, a current parent who is willing to answer any questions you might have.

‘Early Promise’

From 2019 pupils looking to join in Year 9 will be invited to attend an assessment day in the Spring Term of their Year 7.  The day will involve short assessments in English and Maths and an interview with a senior member of staff.  We will request a preliminary school report from your current school at this stage. Following the day you will be informed of the results and places will be offered, a recommendation about possible scholarship applications may also be made.


Entrance Assessments and Common Entrance

Those pupils who fall outside of the ‘early promise’ timetable will be invited into the school to sit a school assessment – a series of academic, numerical and perceptual reasoning tests that takes approximately an hour. This will be completed as part of the taster day. Whilst Leweston does not require pupils to take Common Entrance we are happy to receive and mark 13+ papers; it is not a requirement for entry and all candidates sit our own assessment tests. We do not provide past papers.

Offer and Acceptance of a place

A place is formally offered following your child’s taster and assessment. To accept the offer we ask you to pay a deposit and sign the parent contract which guarantees the place. A New Pupil’s Pack will then be sent to you ahead of your child’s start date.

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