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. More information about the Training Hubs can be found on the Pentathlon GB website www.pentathlongb.org

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.

The Pentathlon programme is divided into three stages:

Development: for younger pupils, athletes who come onto the programme with little experience, or those who do not wish to be part of a full training programme and just take part in local events and competitions.

Potential: for athletes who have been following a regular training programme; have been taking part in local events regularly and have started to take part at a regional and national level. This stage is also for younger athletes who show the potential to move into the Performance Squad.

Performance: for athletes from Year 9 and above who have been on a regular training programme for at least a year. They will have been taking part in national events and are looking to move to a more challenging training programme with more regular national competition.

The school has athletes competing at all levels of the sport from their first event to Regional, National, European and World Championships.

It is equally possible for pupils not looking to compete to access shooting, fencing, riding, running and swimming through the activities programme.


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 – 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 to 8 April 2023

Summer Camp – 7 to 12 August 2023

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Pentathlon Scholarships

Leweston offers a Pentathlon Scholarship for both Year 7 and Year 9 entry. Candidates are expected to be part of an existing Pentathlon programme and scholars will train and compete in the full Modern Pentathlon programme at a regional and national level. For more information visit our Scholarships 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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