School Data

Gender Mixed
Age Boarding 7-18
Type Boarding Day School Flexi-Boarding Weekly Boarding
Size 540
Bursaries Available

Bursaries are available in the Senior School on a means-tested basis

Scholarships are available at 11+, 13+, and 16+ in Academic Excellence, Art and Design, Drama, Equestrian, Music, Sport and Pentathlon

Headmaster Mr John Paget-Tomlinson

Open Days & Events

We are always open for you to come and visit and find out more about an education at Leweston.

Whilst other schools offer specific Open Days, we see the value in bespoke visits on a normal teaching day, to really get a feel for life here at Leweston.

Go to our website to book your visit today.

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Our bursaries are for pupils who will thrive at Leweston but whose family circumstances mean the school fees are otherwise unaffordable.

A bursary is means tested reduction in fees.

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Contact Details

Leweston School

Leweston School, Sherborne, DT9 6EN

Situated just outside Sherborne in 46 acres of beautiful parkland, and only 2.5 hours drive from London, Leweston offers a co-educational, day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 to 18.

Leweston has welcomed boarders since the school’s foundation in 1891 and boarding is an integral part of life in the school. Leweston offers flexi, weekly, full and B&B boarding options to suit every family’s needs.

Head's Welcome

At Leweston we have a distinctive and inclusive ethos based on exemplary pastoral care for our pupils. We pride ourselves on understanding their emotional and academic needs and recognise that these will change during their journey with us. We set high standards both inside and outside the classroom, and our values of community, opportunity and expertise are the bedrock of our school.

Visitors quickly discover what a busy and happy school Leweston is. I look forward to welcoming you here soon.


At Leweston we offer an environment where children feel comfortable to grow, but are nonetheless challenged to act and think independently. We encourage them to try everything on offer so we can nurture their talents to achieve great things.

A great deal of emphasis is placed on pastoral care at Leweston. We are entirely committed to providing an environment that inspires warmth, confidence, creativity and personal development in all our pupils, whether they attend Leweston as a day pupil or boarder.

Leweston offers all the advantages of both the traditional and modern in education with excellent facilities, particularly in the Sciences, Art, Design and Technology and Sport. We are  also a Pentathlon GB Modern Pentathlon Training Hub, and often send students through to national and international competitions.

We also have a popular and successful Equestrian team who are NSEA Regional Points League winners for the sixth year running.

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