Leweston has welcomed boarders since the school’s foundation in 1891 and boarding is an integral part of life here.
We have a range of different options that allow pupils and their families to find a style of boarding that works well for them, be it full, weekly or flexi. Boarding can be a simple, and invaluable option, for busy parents enabling the entire family to escape the pressure of trying to ‘fit it all in’. The flexible model at Leweston and lack of Saturday school also allows boarders to continue to spend time with their families.
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Boarding allows pupils to develop independence in a secure environment; to take responsibility for themselves, their learning and others, and to take full advantage of the wide range of activities and facilities Leweston has to offer. Children enjoy the academic week, after-school clubs, sport and weekend activities and trips.
Leweston has four boarding houses: Martha (Girls Years 4 to 8), Cecilia (Girls Years 9 and 10), Eleanor (Girls Years 11 to 13) and Antony (Boys Years 4 to 13). Each House has its own Houseparent who plays a crucial role in the pastoral care of their students. Our aim is to create a relaxed, family atmosphere where boarders feel happy, secure and comfortable.
Unlike many boarding schools the Houses are part of the main school buildings, this creates a home from home atmosphere where academic, daily life happens ‘downstairs’ and boarding, family life ‘upstairs’. It also ensures that day and boarding pupils are fully integrated as they spend whole school day together.
Monday to Friday boarders are woken up at 7.00am and breakfast is served in the Dining Hall at 7.30am. Boarders return to their rooms to gather all they need for the school day, then leave the Houses for registration at 8.20am. They do not return to boarding until the end of the school day. The exception to this are Sixth Form who can use their study bedrooms for private study from Period 2 onwards.