We like our boarders to be busy and get as much as they can from the boarding lifestyle. House staff strongly encourage participation in activities to build confidence and self-esteem.
There are a variety of evening and weekend activities, trips and socials available each term, these are listed in the Calendar on the Parent Portal, Activities page and advertised in the House.
Evening activities take place in two slots (16.45 – 17.45 and 19.30 – 20.30). Years 7 and 8 must sign up for at least three activities per week, Year 9 and 10 pupils must sign up for at least one. Older pupils can sign up for any they choose. A sign-up form is emailed to parents at the start of every term.
There is no formal Saturday school at Leweston so boarders spend Saturday mornings relaxing in House and completing their prep. In the afternoons there are often sports fixtures, either onsite or away at other schools. There will also be some activities planned for the afternoon and early evening. On Sunday there is usually a trip or the opportunity for boarders to go into Sherborne as well as the programme in school. On Friday evenings, Sixth Formers can go out at the discretion of the houseparent and senior boarders can arrange their own trips and visits at the weekends.
All activities, including those at weekends, are also open to day pupils who often come into school to spend time with their boarding friends.