Life at Leweston is a busy one, all pupils are encouraged to take part in a number of activities outside their normal academic, musical and sporting commitments and Leweston offers a choice of over 50 different activities, clubs and societies each term. Below are some examples of the clubs and activities on offer to our students this term.

See below our Activities for the Senior Spring Term 2024:

In the evenings there is an extensive after-school programme, which is on offer to both day and boarding pupils. The large majority of the clubs are free of charge, but where an external instructor is booked, a small charge may be applicable. The daily bus services leave at a time that allows day pupils to participate in these events.

Pupils choose options for Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays between 4.45pm and 5.45pm and 7.30pm and 8.30pm. The programme varies each term. Pupils are invited to comment on the programme and suggest future activities to be included.

There are also supervised Prep sessions for boarders which, again, day pupils can join if they want to come home with their academic work finished for the day.

Every weekend both boarders and day pupils are invited to participate in further activities and trips. The timetable is again prepared in advance and circulated to all parents at the end of the preceding term but, in order to accommodate last minute opportunities, as well as the British weather, the programme is supplemented on a weekly basis.


The Duke of Edinburgh Award flourishes at Leweston. Pupils can enrol on the Bronze Award at Year 9 and Silver at Year 10.

The Award is designed to equip young people with skills for life. It challenges participants to cultivate new skills developing confidence and self-esteem. The award is well regarded by both universities and employers. To complete the Bronze and Silver Awards participants must undertake a personal programme of activities in four sections: volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Our location in beautiful Dorset provides a wealth of locations for expeditions.

More information is available from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme website, and the School’s DofE Co-ordinator, Mrs Haynes at


Training DaySunday 12 MarchLeweston School
Guided Practice WalkFriday 24 MarchLeweston Local Area
Practice WalkSunday 23 AprilLeweston Local Area
Expedition20-21 MayPurbecks
Training Day26 FebruaryLeweston School
Practice Walk23 – 25 JuneCerne Area
ExpeditionSeptember 23 – 25New Forest

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I think DofE is such a great thing to do as it can teach you so many new things that can be valuable to you even after you have completed your award, and you can also share many great experiences with your team.

Year 9 Student

This weekend I had such a fun time doing my Bronze DofE. I learnt so many skills such as how to work with a team, what nutrition is good and bad for the expedition, what items we need to pack, how to plan a route, and how to navigate using a map and a compass.

Year 9 Student
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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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