Transport & How to Find Us

Leweston offers safe and affordable daily transport options for pupils using the School’s own minibus fleet. The buses cover a wide catchment area across Somerset and Dorset and, combined with the trains, Wiltshire and Devon.

The Leweston minibus service offers:

  • Return and single journeys
  • Daily transport for Reception to Year 13
  • Termly and single use options (according to availability)
  • Weekly boarding options on Monday and Fridays
  • DBS minibus drivers employed by the School
  • Links with local public transport

Minibus Routes

All buses arrive in School at 8.15 and depart at 18.00 Monday to Thursday or 16.30 on Friday. Buses leave at 13.30 at half term and exeat. There may be some flexibility on the exact location of drop off and collection points depending on the numbers.

More information including prices can be downloaded here: Bus Routes, Times and Charges. 

All minibus journeys are zoned and charged according to the distance from School. Use of the buses is billed on a termly basis based on 5 days per week. Casual use of the bus is possible if spaces are available. A sibling discount is available on termly commitments with 10% reduction for the first sibling and a 20% for the second.

Click here to download our School Bus Form. 

Travelling by Rail

Sherborne is on the South West Trains line between Exeter and London Waterloo. The journey time to London is approximately 2 hours 14 minutes, 90 minutes to Woking, 75 minutes to Basingstoke, 40 minutes to Salisbury and 70 minutes to Exeter. There are 24 trains daily and a Rail/Air link connection with Heathrow.

Leweston operates a daily pick up from Sherborne Station allowing pupils from Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire to commute on a daily basis.

Travelling by Road

The School postcode is DT9 6EN. Leweston is situated on the A352 between Sherborne and Dorchester and is within easy reach of the A303 and A35 arterial routes. Traffic dependent London is approximately 2 hours drive, Bristol just over an hour and Exeter one hour and a half.

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