Leweston has a long-established reputation as a boarding school and has provided over-night care to pupils from its foundation in 1891.
Prep boarders are members of Martha House, a vibrant, welcoming and safe place for boarders from Years 3 to 8. Mrs Lee Bruller is the Martha Houseparent and she lives in the House to give the boarders the care, attention and support they need.
The house is a fun and lively place and all boarders are encouraged to involve themselves fully in the life of the School and the large variety of activities that are on offer. With dog walks, hide and seek, movie nights, bikes and go karts the boarders in Martha House have little time to get bored and each boarder is encouraged to involve themselves as much as they want and need to.
Weekends provide the opportunity to venture outside of school and enjoy trips to the coast or local attractions. Important ‘down time’ is also encouraged and a Martha House favourite are the regular ‘sleepy Sundays’ which offer the boarders a much needed lie in and relaxed breakfast in house. Birthdays and special events are eagerly anticipated and celebrated.
When we asked members of Martha House what was best about being a boarder they said ‘to help others, be kind, learn how to share, how to get along with different people and how to be a little more organised!’
Leweston offers a range of boarding options from one night flexi to full-time. With no Saturday school weekly boarding is a popular option for families who would welcome the opportunity for their children to board during the busy week but want the family together for weekends. For more information visit the Boarding Options page.