Boarders in Years 9 and 10 board in colourful and spacious dormitories 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.
Cecilia House is named for St Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Their emblem is an anchor which symbolises hope and religious steadfastness. Leweston has long been associated with the image of an anchor. Firstly, it is found within the crest of George Hamilton Fletcher who purchased the manor in 1906 and can be seen on the front façade of the manor house. Secondly, the grounds are home to two anchors that were left by the Royal Navy after they had requisitioned the manor during the second world war.
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.
Mrs Ovey is Houseparent to Martha and Cecilia house, click here to contact her.