Leweston has a reputation for having a clear sense of purpose that guides all we do as a school. Our School values of community and opportunity are reflected in our commitment to exceptional pastoral care and the strength of relationships pupils form both with each other and the staff who support them.
Leweston is a Catholic foundation but we welcome pupils of all denominations and none. Our distinctive ethos, based on sound teaching, moral guidance, pastoral care and the development of the spiritual life, is central to what we are and how we interact with each other.
The School Chapel of St Antony is central in the life of the School as the place where Mass and other school services are celebrated. It is situated in the heart of the school and is always open so that pupils, staff and parents can find a quiet space when they find the need.
The whole school comes together for Mass once a fortnight and pupils of all ages participate in planning the liturgies and take an active role as servers, readers, choir and musicians. We often welcome parents, friends and neighbours. Pupils are prepared for First Holy Communion and Confirmation and we often celebrate Baptisms. Pupils of other faiths are supported in their own worship and an Anglican liturgy is held in the School chapel once a term. Boarders join the parishioners of Sherborne for Mass on Saturday evenings.
Our lively Chaplaincy Team is led by our Chaplaincy Co-ordinator Lee Bruller. It includes staff members, parents and pupils and shares responsibility for the religious and spiritual life of the Leweston community holding an open fortnightly meeting.
The Retreat programme provides pupils in every year group with time to step out of everyday school life and reflect on their faith, their relationships with others and where they are on their personal journey.