More Staff – we go beyond the government appointed staff to child ratio because we recognise that the presence of a skilled adult can have the greatest impact upon child development. We call this our ‘Enhanced ratio’.
More Space – With 46 acres of private countryside, an enormous enclosed Nursery garden and designated Forest School sessions, our children have exceptional access to the outdoors and all the space that they need to grow and develop
More Opportunity – all the children benefit from a host of activities every day, including Phonics and early Mathematical work and from the age of 3 and a half, children participate in PE, Music, French and Spanish and Forest School with subject specialists and have weekly swimming lessons.
More Skilled – Our staff are highly qualified and exceptionally skilled in bringing the best out of every child. We have a qualified teacher who works with the Transition class and two of our Early Years Practitioners are qualified to degree level, and two more are completing their degrees alongside work.
More Information – our online learning journal and daily record books ensure that you are fully informed about every aspect of your child’s development and all that they have done at Nursery
More Confidence – awarded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in our Early Years Foundation Stage Ofsted Inspection in 2022.
“The staff are amazing and always try to accommodate everyone and give each child the attention and focus they need.”
“The nursery gives the children amazing opportunities to develop skills, resilience, independence as well as confidence through a myriad of activities: in forest school, the use of the main school’s dining hall along with children of all ages, P.E lessons in the school gym with sports staff, swimming, ballet, french with Miss Phillips, trips in the mini buses, as well as adventures around the school grounds, not to mention the everyday classroom fun!”
“I have to say that Leweston is head and shoulders above the rest; from the staff ratios, quality of staff, communication with parents and use of the Tapestry system, variety of activities on offer, significant proportion of their time spent on outdoor activities, through to brilliant food that the children love – we are thrilled to have worked with Leweston Nursery to give our children an excellent foundation for learning and discovery.”
Nursery Life Gallery:
The Leweston Learner
From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the five key characteristics to find out more.
We want pupils to believe in their knowledge, understanding and contributions.
They speak out with confidence but listen to the arguments of others. They are positive approaching new challenges and situations, even when they might test them. They contribute pro-actively to group work and are prepared to lead.
We want pupils to be keen to learn and take responsibility for their own progression.
They are actively seeking out knowledge beyond their immediate experience. They make links between new ideas and skills across the whole curriculum and understand that the teachers are there to help them learn but not to give them the answers.
We want pupils to seek out, experiment with and enjoy new ideas, concepts and skills.
They take risks and are not afraid to make mistakes. They accept every opportunity given to them, knowing there are no easy answers. They understand the importance of collaboration and adaptability and are prepared to work in different ways with different people.
We help pupils to remain focused and optimistic even when they face set-backs.
They treat set-backs as challenges that they can learn from and see all experience as valuable. They are flexible and treat constructive feedback as useful advice. They help others to move forward when they are struggling or feeling discouraged by offering support and advice.
We want pupils to work creatively to solve their problems and ask ‘What can I do differently?’
They regularly review their learning to make continuous improvements. They contribute ideas to their own development. They show originality in their work whatever the subject and develop a personal style both inside and outside the classroom, there is no ‘one’ type’ at Leweston.
Each year Leweston is proud to award scholarships which recognise and encourage pupils with talent, potential and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the school. Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence and in Art and Design, Equestrian, Music, Drama, Sport and Pentathlon.
Sixth Form | 10 November 2023 (CLOSED) 11+ and 13+ | 5 January 2024