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Welcome to the Prep

An introduction from Mr Richard Thompson, Head of Leweston Prep


Welcome to Leweston Prep

Set in forty-six acres of inspiring countryside, Leweston Prep is a very special place to learn and grow. Our children are happy, purposeful and positively bubbling with enthusiasm for all that they do.

We firmly believe that children learn best when they are happy and, in order to secure that happiness, our pastoral care systems are exceptional. The children are firmly at the heart of all that we do and our dedicated staff develop a deep understanding of each child, learning exactly how to bring the best out of them. The school also prides itself on its family atmosphere. Our older children spend time supporting our youngest and, in turn, the children in the younger years follow their example and look to support one another.

Balance is key at Leweston Prep. We develop excellence in all areas with a wide range of additional opportunities that allow pupils to become well-rounded, interested and enthusiastic about school-life. Pupils have time and space to benefit from our beautiful site, with running clubs, Forest School, gardening and a daily welly walk for our Pre-Prep pupils. Whilst the curriculum narrows in many educational settings, we pride ourselves on the breadth of offering. Pupils have weekly lessons in Modern Foreign Languages, Latin, Performing Arts, Music, Design Technology, ICT, Art, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Science, Swimming, PE and Games. These opportunities broaden their horizons and enable every one to discover their passion, and their strength.

Academically, our pupils are focused and dedicated to their work. Our wealth of reward systems ensure that all children can be recognised for their efforts, with a continual focus on self-improvement and progress. We track children’s progress meticulously to ensure that they are fully supported and our online tracking system acts as a continual diary of your child’s life at school, with staff adding examples of work, curriculum data and photographs of practical elements on a daily basis.

Leweston Prep is a family school, where each and every child is nurtured and supported on their educational journey to excellence. Our children leave as fully rounded, confident and secure individuals who are ready to embrace all that their Senior School education has to offer. I would be delighted to show you around our wonderful school, so please do arrange to visit.

Richard Thompson, Head of Leweston Prep

At a Glance




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Teaching and specialist staff


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Weekly Clubs and Acvities


Daily Hours of Wrap Around Care


Take the Next Step

Why not come and visit Leweston to see why it could be the right fit for your family. Every visit includes a tour as well as the opportunity to meet the Headmaster, teachers and pupils.

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