Leweston has had many years of experience in catering for the needs of Forces families and provides pupils with a stable second home as well as excellent academic outcomes.

The School is well-known for its strong sense of community and family focus. Our Houseparents understand the challenges that military pupils can face whilst away from their parents and the emotional impact deployment can have. They provide the consistent and caring support needed at these times and are ready to celebrate homecoming. The wide-ranging activities programme and supervised prep means plenty to do in the evenings and at weekends and the tutor system ensures that form tutors see their pupils every day and provide regular contact with home. Many members of staff have experience of or links to the military themselves.

As a boarding and day school we offer a range of different boarding options which allows pupils and their families to find a style of boarding that works well for them, be it full, weekly or flexi boarding. There is no Saturday tuition pupils so pupils can travel home on a Friday evening to spend the whole weekend with parents, returning either on Sunday night or Monday morning. The school is within two hours travel of Plymouth, Portsmouth, Abbey Wood, Salisbury, Andover and Poole and transport is available from Yeovilton and Blandford.

Leweston welcomes full boarders who receive the Forces’ Boarding Schools Allowance – Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA).


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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