A ‘Diamond Model’ school

Leweston School announces a move to full co-education over the next four years.

Significant introductory discounts for boys 

Registrations are being accepted for boys into Sixth Form in 2018 and Year 9 in 2019. Years 7 and 8 are already open to applications.

‘The pupils in our Prep are already enjoying the positive impact of a co-educational environment and it is clear that parents are increasingly seeking a family school that can serve both their sons and their daughters. The Governing Body strongly believes that we should be offering a Leweston education to boys and girls, providing a school that serves the local community and modern family life.”

Mrs Kate Reynolds, Head

From 2019 the School will introduce a co-educational ‘diamond model’ making Leweston only one of a handful of schools in the country, and the only one in the local area, offering a structure which combines the academic benefits of single-sex education with the all-round advantages of co-education. Girls and boys in Years 9 to 11 will be taught separately in Maths and Science, areas where there are well-documented advantages to single-sex education, but join together for other subjects, clubs and enrichment activities.

The diamond structure allows for tailored learning and delivery techniques for boys and girls at a key stage in their development; small class sizes focused on each pupil’s needs and supports girls and boys being less self-conscious in the classroom. It also removes the gender stereotyping of subjects being seen as more suited to girls or boys. Students return to the same classrooms for Sixth Form in preparation for the world of higher education and work.

For more information about the future of Leweston please see our brochure below:

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