Leweston has been a boarding school for over a hundred years with almost half the school boarding at some time in their school career. The boarding houses are located in the main school building and provide a warm and friendly ‘home from home’ for girls from age 8 to 18 and boys from 11 to 18.
Leweston's flexible approach to boarding and the absence of Saturday lessons allows weekly boarders to return home on Friday night for precious family time, whilst full boarders can relax and take advantage of the wide range of trips, sports and activities on offer over the weekends.
Boarding allows pupils to develop independence and confidence in a secure environment; boarders learn freedom and self-reliance as well as how to live alongside people different to themselves. When a boarder joins the House they become part of an extended family, enjoying relaxed social times with their friends. The extended day means there is the opportunity to get involved in the full range of activities available at Leweston including music, drama and sports training. Many of our Pentathletes board to access the early morning and evening training sessions. Boarding also offers additional access to academic staff through our Boarding Tutors or ‘Florins’ and attending the evening academic enrichment programme is made easier.
I encourage you to visit us to discover more about life as a boarder at Leweston.
Beth Simkins-Smith, Senior Houseparent
The quality of the boarding provision and outcomes for pupils are excellent; pupils benefit from high quality care and strong academic and extra-curricular provision. Boarders are happy and feel supported and cared about, while having the space to think for themselves.
Independent Schools Inspection Report 2015