School Data


Gender Mixed
Age Boarding 7-18
Type Boarding Day School
Size 520
Bursaries Available

Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence, Art and Design, Equestrian, Music, Drama, Sport and Pentathlon at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form. A limited number of bursaries are available in the Senior School.

Headmaster Mr J Paget-Tomlinson

Open Days & Events

We encourage you to join one of our physical or virtual open events held throughout the year. Our onsite Open Mornings provide the opportunity to meet staff, pupils and tour the school on a normal working day. Virtual events offer presentations as well as a live question and answer session. Family visits are also welcome.

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Scholarships & Bursaries

Leweston offers a limited number of means tested bursaries every year for entry into the Senior School. All bursaries are subject to annual review and pupils must be registered to make an application. Awards can take many forms but are typically between 10-20% of the current day fees.

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Contact Details

Leweston School

Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6EN

At Leweston individuality and diversity are celebrated. Pupils are challenged academically to achieve the best possible success however, much emphasis is also placed upon the diverse extracurricular and extension programme, with pupils gaining confidence by trying new experiences beyond the classroom. The school prides itself on its ability to unleash the potential of each and every pupil.

Head's Welcome

It is a great privilege to be Headmaster of such a vibrant and engaging community. Leweston offers an environment where children feel comfortable to grow, but are challenged to act and think independently. We encourage them to try everything and celebrate their success, but we also teach that it is part of life to make mistakes; without new experiences they will not discover who they are and what they can achieve. It is this process of discovery that allows us to bring out the very best in every pupil and help them to achieve more than they thought possible.

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We believe that education is for life and our aim is that everyone should leave us equipped to excel in a changing world. Our educational model, the ‘Leweston Learner’ helps pupils develop skills they can use across the curriculum, in the work place and beyond.

Renowned for our academic success, Leweston regularly achieves some of the best results in the county but our focus on the individual is best demonstrated in our consistent position in the top 5% of schools nationally for value added. Whilst many pupils win places at the most selective higher educational institutions what is most important to us is that all find a pathway to fit their ambitions and aspirations.

This flexible, personalised approach extends to our pupils’ families and we offer practical options such as free wrap-around care, daily transport and a variety of boarding models to suit different and changing needs. As a through school educating children of ages and stages Leweston can offer continuity and consistency of care for the whole family as well as convenience.

School Data


Gender Mixed
Age Boarding 7-18
Type Boarding, Day School,
Size 520
Bursaries Available

Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence, Art and Design, Equestrian, Music, Drama, Sport and Pentathlon at 11+, 13+ and Sixth Form. A limited number of bursaries are available in the Senior School.

Headmaster Mr J Paget-Tomlinson

Open Days & Events

We encourage you to join one of our physical or virtual open events held throughout the year. Our onsite Open Mornings provide the opportunity to meet staff, pupils and tour the school on a normal working day. Virtual events offer presentations as well as a live question and answer session. Family visits are also welcome.

Book Now

Scholarships & Bursaries

Leweston offers a limited number of means tested bursaries every year for entry into the Senior School. All bursaries are subject to annual review and pupils must be registered to make an application. Awards can take many forms but are typically between 10-20% of the current day fees.

More information

Contact Details

Leweston School

Sherborne, Dorset

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