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.

Eleanor House is named after Mother Eleanor, who was Headmistress when the school relocated to its present site from Sherborne. Eleanor House’s emblem is three broad axes. Found on the crest of the last of the Leweston family, John Leweston, they signify execution of military duty. Sadly John was the last of his line and Leweston Manor passed to his stepson John Fitzjames on his death.

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.

Leweston Director of BoardingMrs Simkins-Smith is Houseparent to Eleanor House, click here to contact her.

The Leweston Learner
From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the five key characteristics to find out more.
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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