Thank you for your interest in boarding at Leweston. We offer modern and family-friendly boarding for boys and girls from age 8 to 18 across our four boarding houses: Martha, Cecilia, Eleanor and Antony.
Leweston has welcomed boarders since the school’s foundation in 1891 and boarding is an integral part of life in the school. Unlike many other schools Leweston’s boarding houses are found in the main building occupying different wings of the Manor House as well as subsequent developments. This creates a home from home atmosphere where academic, daily life happens ‘downstairs’ and boarding, family life ‘upstairs’.
Whilst Years 11 to 13 have study bedrooms, younger boarders complete their evening homework in the beautiful Pensabene Libarary in a supervised ‘prep’ session. This ensures that the Houses remain a relaxed, fun environment away from some of the pressures of academic life.
This model also ensures that day and boarding pupils are fully integrated as they spend whole school day together. These strong friendships are reflected in the number of day pupils who join the busy after-school clubs and are welcomed to events in the weekend activity programme.
Our Housemasters and Housemistresses are supported by a team of Assistant Houseparents and GAP Assistants as well as our Florins, academic members of staff who spend one night per week in the boarding houses. The Headmaster, Mr Paget-Tomlinson, also lives onsite and regularly joins the boarders in the evenings and supervises boarders’ prep. Our tight knit boarding family means that pupils and staff know each other well and there is a strong, supportive atmosphere.
Our boarders repeatedly tell us how much they enjoy their time here and they forge life long friendships in the Houses which we see time and again when they return to visit.
We would be delighted to welcome you for a visit and to talk more about which of our flexible boarding options could be right for your family.
Mrs Simkins-Smith, Director of Boarding
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