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Our Location and Campus


Leweston is situated three miles outside of Sherborne, Dorset surrounded by beautiful countryside in the heart of Hardy’s Wessex.

Sherborne is one of the most stunning towns in the County with an abundance of medieval buildings, nationally famous Abbey and two Castles. It regularly appears in film and on television. An ancient market town, Sherborne is still home to a thriving farmers market, independent shops and busy community. More information about the town, including places to stay can be found at

Only half an hour away from Leweston is the Jurassic Coast, England’s first World Heritage Site. The 95 mile coastal stretch between Exmouth in East Devon and Studland Bay in Dorset provides stunning cliff walks and secluded bays with plenty of opportunities for fossil hunting. A fantastic resource for Geography and Biology field trips as well as fun days on the beach The School also has Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close by as well as countless museums, galleries, National Trust properties and Natural Reserves.

All this makes Dorset a popular place for relocation and pupils who join Leweston are often moving to the area with their families. The Admissions team are happy to co-ordinate visits with house-hunting and other trips to the area. We can also put parents in touch with families already in the School who are happy to answer questions and organise meet ups during the holidays.

Our Facilities

Leweston is set in 46 acres of beautiful Dorset parkland, providing a wealth of outdoor learning opportunities and supporting health and well-being. As a through-school pupils of all ages can access a range of facilities often unavailable to individual year groups.

The Nursery is housed in a bespoke free-flow modern building with continual access to a spacious garden. The beautiful hand-painted Mongolian Yurt provides both the Nursery and Prep with a year-round outdoor classroom.

The Prep School is located in the former Coach House with its own tennis and netball courts and Victorian walled garden play area. The Prep and Nursery both use the nearby ‘Enchanted Wood’ for Forest School which has a full outdoor classroom with all-weather awning and sufficient seating for a whole class. The new Prep School Hall opened in September 2019 providing space for the whole school as well as four classrooms. The Prep also expanded into the former Senior Music School adding a library space, additional classroom and rooms for small group work.

The Prep and Senior School share the Theatre, Dining Hall and Chapel which are all on the Senior site.

The Art and Design Centre is available to pupils from Nursery upwards and houses two fine art studios, two Sixth Form studios, a pottery workshop, creative computer suite, dark room, sewing room and design studio. Whilst the purpose built Senior Science Centre houses three laboratories, a project room and preparation room.

The main Senior School site is centred around the Grade I listed Manor House. The impressive Pensabene Library doubles as both lending library and ICT suite as well as a quiet place to study, with views over the beautiful grounds. It is the venue for evening prep as well visiting lectures. With easy access to the Library the Sixth Form Centre provides a modern space for Sixth Formers to study and relax in.

The new Music School opened in the Manor House in September 2019. The purpose built renovation provides an ensemble room, two music classrooms, instrumental teaching rooms, GCSE and A Level Music work space and a recording studio.

Leweston excellent sports facilities are aided by the acres of grounds in which the school sits. There is an all-weather hockey pitch which also provides nine tennis courts in the summer, a sports hall which acts as both an indoor netball and hockey court, provides four badminton courts as well as a conditioning suite and a range of Technogym cardo-vascular equipment. Other facilities include six netball courts, six hard surface tennis courts; an indoor heated swimming pool, 300m grass track and synthetic long jump.

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