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Leweston makes a significant contribution to the Pentathlon GB Pathway and is an official Pentathlon GB Training and Talent Hub. The school develops athletes of all abilities in the five disciplines of Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting, running, swimming and riding) either together or in combination. In addition to the full Pentathlon pupils can compete in a range of multi-discipline events including Biathlon, Biathle, Triathle, Tetrathlon, Triathlon and Laser-Run.


Leweston Accredited as a Pentathlon Talent Hub

"Pentathlon GB launches strategic hubs of excellence to strengthen participation"

We are delighted to announce that Leweston Pentathlon Academy has been accredited as a Pentathlon Talent Hub!

Leweston Pentathlon Academy (LPA) looks forward to expanding and sharing knowledge with others to help grow what is a really exciting and varied multisport. 

Read more on the Pentathlon GB website. 

The Pentathlon programme at Leweston is open to athletes of all abilities and any pupil in the school can join in. Pupils in Prep 3 upwards can start to take part in local events and competitions and for those who have the potential to join the Performance Squad, there is the opportunity for additional coaching, personalised training and a move to regional and national competitions. Pupils in the Prep have competed at National, European and World Championships.

Leweston’s highly experienced Head of Pentathlon, Mick Flaherty, leads a team of specialist coaches many of whom are involved with the National squad. The team deliver a weekly onsite training programme as well as mentoring, tailored to individual needs and abilities. In addition to this the school is home to a successful Pentathlon Club for young athletes from across the region.

The Leweston Pentathlon Programme is divided into three stages:

Performance athletes have a sport-specific mentor, and the school supports access to external training opportunities with organisations such as Bath Swords as well as offering onsite training in shooting, fencing, running, swimming and obstacle. For those athletes who have ambitions to compete at the highest level, Leweston offers the opportunity for pupils to immerse themselves physically, mentally and academically in the elite programme. Coaches work closely with academic staff to ensure an appropriate balance of training, competition and commitment to academic studies. Many Sixth Form athletes study either A Level Physical Education or Sport BTEC alongside their sporting commitments and are offered leadership opportunities within the Department.

All pupils participating in the Pentathlon programme have access to our own specialist coaches, many of whom work with the GB Team. They are supported with goal setting and have regular performance reviews. They are provided with individual training programmes which include strength and conditioning and nutritional guidance and advice. There are opportunities to attend sports seminars with professional athletes and coaches.