Leweston makes a significant contribution to the Pentathlon GB Pathway and is an official Pentathlon GB Training Hub. The school develops athletes of all abilities in the five disciplines of Modern Pentathlon (fencing, shooting, running, swimming and riding) either together or in combination. In addition to the full Pentathlon pupils can compete in a range of multi-discipline events including Biathlon, Biathle, Triathle, Tetrathlon, Triathlon and Laser-Run.

The Pentathlon programme at Leweston is open to athletes of all abilities and any pupil in the school can join in. Leweston’s highly experienced Head of Pentathlon, Mick Flaherty, leads a team of specialist coaches many of whom are involved with the National squad. The team deliver a weekly onsite training programme as well as mentoring, tailored to individual needs and abilities. In addition to this the school is home to a successful Pentathlon Club for young athletes from across the region.

Most pupils in the Prep will be new to Pentathlon and many access shooting, fencing, running and swimming through the activities programme. Pupils in Prep 3 upwards can start to take part in local events and competitions and for those who have the potential to join the Performance Squad, there is the opportunity for additional coaching, personalised training and a move to regional and national competitions. Pupils in the Prep have competed at National, European and World Championships.

Training Camps and Events

Thanks to Leweston’s unique combination of extensive grounds and open access pool the school hosts a number of regional and national competitions throughout the year. It also runs residential Easter and Summer training camps as well as individual training days. The camps are aimed at either 8 to 16 year olds or 9 to 18 year olds (depending on the camp) who wish to develop their skills in Biathle, Pentathlon and Triathlon. Athletes enjoy a programme of daily running and swimming activities as well as the opportunity to try fencing, shooting, and biking.

Leweston Training Camps:

Easter Camp – 3 – 8 April 2023

Summer Camp – 7 – 12 August 2023

For further information and to book please contact Mick Flaherty on flahertym@leweston.dorset.sch.uk or call 01963 211071.

To see and book onto upcoming events visit our Events Page.

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Scholarships 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.

Application Deadline:

Sixth Form | 10 November 2023 (CLOSED)
11+ and 13+ | 5 January 2024

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