A great deal of emphasis is placed on pastoral care at Leweston. We are entirely committed to providing an environment that inspires warmth, confidence, creativity and personal development in all our pupils, whether they attend Leweston as a day pupil or boarder.
A supportive programme of care ensures that every pupil’s personal welfare is monitored and any concerns dealt with sensitively and effectively. It helps that the school is of such a size that all staff know pupils as individuals.
The first point of contact for pupils is usually their Form Tutor. These members of staff see pupils every day and have a role in monitoring their academic progress as well their personal wellbeing. Tutors are supported by a wider pastoral team which includes Heads of Year, the Head of Boarding, House Parents, the Health Centre nurses, the Lay Chaplain, the School Counsellor and the Assistant Head Pastoral.
At Leweston pupils are encouraged to support each other with the older pupils playing an important part in the care of the younger ones. Leweston’s peer mentoring scheme is run by the Chaplaincy. Every September Sixth Form volunteers, all of whom have had mentoring training, build a relationship with the new starters to support and befriend them during their first term at Leweston with some of the relationships lasting through School and beyond.
The House System
The Houses at Leweston encourage a sense of belonging within the school and provide the opportunity for pupils to work with those in other year groups. The School doesn’t operate separate day and boarding houses, all pupils belong to one of four: Campion, Fisher, Mayne and More.
An exciting range of events from music, drama and sport through to debating and competitions are organised throughout the year giving pupils the opportunity to plan and organise events and show off their talents. Each House has a House Captain who is responsible for coordinating events.