Welcome to Leweston Junior Department

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 together and purposefully together.

Leweston Junior Department offers a warm welcome to children of all denominations and emphasises the integration of Christian principles into daily life. Located just south of Sherborne the Junior Department welcomes girls and boys from age 4 to 11.  The Nursery takes girls and boys aged 3 months to 4 years.

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. Once here, you will certainly want to return to this very special place. We hope you enjoy your visit to the website and look forward to welcoming you to Leweston in the near future.

Kate Reynolds, Head

Leweston Nursery

Leweston Junior Department

Getting Social at Leweston


Our two star helpers in nursery this week in their uniforms:


Our two star helpers in nursery this week in their uniforms:

Coming Up at Leweston

Dates for your diary

Terrapins Swim School at Leweston

We are delighted to announce that the Terrapins Swim School will be running swimming courses for beginners to advanced swimmers, aged 4 and over, in the Leweston School Pool for two weeks in August...