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.
Mrs Simkins-Smith is Houseparent to Eleanor House, click here to contact her.