Whilst most pupils normally start in the Autumn Term, we welcome applications to the Prep School throughout the year, as long as there is availability. Places in popular year groups such as Reception, Year 3 and Year 5 can be subject to a waiting list and there are times when the school needs to make a selection decision.


The first step is to find out more about Leweston Prep is to visit the school for a guided tour and to meet the Head of Prep, Mr Thompson. To arrange a mutually convenient time to visit please contact the Registrar – Nursery and Prep, Mrs Amanda Wilson on 01963 211015 or wilsona@leweston.dorset.sch.uk.


The officially join the process for admission please complete and return the registration form, along with a registration fee of £75 which is non-refundable. This will ensure that your child is considered for a place at Leweston Prep subject to the appropriate admissions process.

Registrations will be considered in the order they are received so we recommend that families register early. Applications for future years are very welcome.

With some year groups nearing or at capacity, we are happy to answer any queries relating to our registration process. All registrations will be acknowledged and you will continue to receive updates and news from the school.


Prospective pupils are then invited to attend a taster day, when they come into school and spend the day with their potential year group. There will be an informal assessment in literacy and numeracy at this time which typically forms part of a joined lesson. A ‘guardian angel’ (another pupil in their class who will stay with them all day) will look after your child and you will have the opportunity to meet and speak to their class teacher on arrival and collection. After a successful taster we will request a reference from your current school.


If we are able to offer your child a place we will email you with our Parent Contract and Acceptance Form. Offers may be open for a limited time only. You will be asked to secure your place by completing the Acceptance Form and paying a deposit (which is returned against your final school bill). Joining information will then be shared with you ahead of your child’s start date.

If you have more questions about joining the school please visit our Knowledge Base, a library of frequently asked questions which can tell you more about the admissions process as well as life at Leweston.

The Leweston Learner
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Scholarships at Leweston

Each year Leweston is proud to award scholarships which recognise and encourage pupils with talent, potential and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the school. Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence and in Art and Design, Equestrian, Music, Drama, Sport and Pentathlon.

Application Deadline:

Sixth Form | 10 November 2023 (CLOSED)
11+ and 13+ | 5 January 2024

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