Set in forty-two acres of inspiring countryside, Leweston Prep is a very special place to learn and grow. Our children are happy, purposeful and positively bubbling with enthusiasm for all that they do.
We firmly believe that children learn best when they are happy and, in order to secure that happiness, our pastoral care systems are exceptional. The children are firmly at the heart of all that we do and our small class sizes enable staff to develop a deep understanding of each child, learning exactly how to bring the best out of them. The small class sizes also contribute considerably to our family atmosphere. Our older children spend time supporting our youngest and, in turn, those children in the younger years follow their example and look to support one another.
Balance is key at Leweston Prep. We support our pupils in developing excellence in all areas, but balancing this with a wide range of additional opportunities is a fundamental part of the way in which we support the children in becoming rounded, interested and enthusiastic about school-life. Pupils have time and space to benefit from our beautiful site, with running clubs, Forest School, gardening and a daily welly walk for our Pre-Prep pupils. Whilst the curriculum narrows in many educational settings, we pride ourselves on the true breadth of offering that we continue to provide. Pupils have weekly lessons in Modern Foreign Language, Latin, Performing Arts, Music, Design Technology, ICT, Art, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Science, Swimming, PE and Games. These opportunities broaden their horizons and enable every child to discover their passion, and their strength.
Academically, our pupils are focused and dedicated to their work. Our wealth of reward systems ensure that all children can be recognised and rewarded for their efforts, with a continual focus on self-improvement and progress. Our staff are extraordinarily dedicated and the pupils emulate this and the level of focus that is demonstrated in class is palatable. We track children’s progress meticulously, in all areas, to ensure that they are supported in any areas in which they may be struggling. Our online tracking system acts as a continual diary of your child’s life at school, with staff adding examples of work, curriculum data and photographs of practical elements on a daily basis.
Leweston Prep is a family school, where each and every child is nurtured and supported on their educational journey to excellence. Our children leave as fully rounded, confident and secure individuals who are ready to embrace all that their Senior School education has to offer. I would be delighted to show you around our wonderful school, so please do arrange to visit.
Alanda Phillips, Head of Leweston Prep
BA (Hons), MA (Ed), PGCE, PGCE Ed Lead.