MARTHA HOUSE (GIRLS, YEARS 5 TO 8)
Martha House is a vibrant, welcoming and safe place for boarders from Years 5 to 8.
The house is a fun and lively place and all boarders are encouraged to involve themselves fully in the life of the School and the large variety of activities that are on offer. With dog walks, hide and seek, movie nights, bikes and go karts the boarders in Martha House have little time to get bored and each boarder is encouraged to involve themselves as much as they want and need to.
Weekends provide the opportunity to venture outside of school and enjoy trips to the coast or local attractions. Important ‘down time’ is also encouraged and a Martha House favourite are the regular ‘sleepy Sundays’ which offer the pupils a much needed lie in and relaxed breakfast in house. Birthdays and special events are eagerly anticipated and celebrated.
When we asked members of Martha House what was best about being a boarder they said ‘to help others, be kind, learn how to share, how to get along with different people and how to be a little more organised!’
CECILIA HOUSE (GIRLS, YEARS 9 TO 10)
Boarders in Years 9 and 10 board in colourful and spacious dorms of four or five in the main school building. Each boarder has their own bed and a well-equipped common room for relaxation. Study is completed downstairs in the School library to provide a sense of separation from academic life.
Year 11 boarders move into a separate wing and have single or double rooms to recognise their changing needs and greater levels of independence, preparing them for Sixth Form.
As senior pupils all Cecilia House boarders are encouraged to get involved in the life of the school. These years are important both academically and for emotional and social development – it is a time for boarders to enjoy exploring their interests; following their enthusiasms, and learning to co-operate with each other as they become more independent. Boarders and staff in Cecilia House meet regularly at house meetings and at a variety of informal occasions to communicate, co-operate and socialise.
ELEANOR HOUSE (GIRLS, YEARS 11, 12 AND 13)
Year 11 and Sixth Form boarders at Leweston live on South Wing in Eleanor House. All full boarders have their own individual study bedrooms and the use of two Common Rooms. Boarders have access to a laundry room where they can take control of their own washing and the common room kitchens which are available for use at weekends. These are some ways that boarders can develop their own independent living skills as they prepare to move on to life at university and the world beyond school.
Boarders in Years 12 and 13 enjoy both the company and support of their peers on the Senior wing but are also very involved in the wider boarding community. As Sixth Formers they are role models for the younger boarders and take on responsibility for organising social and charitable events and community duty rotas.
Boarders in Eleanor also have increased freedom over their free time and opportunities to go out of school at the end of the day and at weekends as well as invite guests into the house social areas.
ANTONY HOUSE (BOYS, YEARS 7 TO 18)
New to Leweston in September 2019 is Antony House. A comforting home from home with limitless potential where full, weekly and flexi boarding boys can grow and flourish in a twenty-four-seven community. Whilst academics are a key focus of their time spent at Anthony House, all boys are encouraged to participate in the extensive variety of extra-curricular activities available at Leweston.
The newest member of the boarding community is based in an existing area at the heart of the school known as the North Wing. Antony House’s location provides students with easy access to all areas of the school whilst also offering a quiet environment for study and rest . Antony has single and double bedrooms for pupils was well as their own social and communal space.
Mr Luke Cannon has joined Leweston as Housemaster of Antony House. Mr Cannon is a teacher of physical education who was Head of Year 7 for three years at his previous school. He completed his Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise Honours Degree at Durham University and then went on to Exeter University, St. Luke’s to gain his QTS (PGCE). As a complement to his studies, Mr Cannon worked part time as a psychiatric health care worker, gaining valuable skills which have aided in the pastoral aspects of teaching. He also has a keen interest in martial arts, mountain biking, skiing and rugby, representing his school, university and club teams.