As a girls boarding and day school Leweston provides a contemporary education, rooted in the Catholic tradition, welcoming girls of all denominations.
Leweston offers an academic education in an environment which is both stimulating and inspiring. Expectations are high; girls are challenged in their studies to achieve the best possible academic success, and Leweston pupils are well-balanced young women who take their place in the world with confidence. They go on to contribute to society in many different ways reflecting the many and varied opportunities placed before them at school.
Our motto, 'Gaudere et Bene Facere' - 'Rejoice and Do Well' dates from the seventeenth century and applies to pupils and staff alike. It suggests not only that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well, but also that it is worth doing in the right frame of mind, one which is positive, outgoing and cheerful.
The results at Leweston pay testimony to the effectiveness of single sex education which underpins the serious work ethos in the school. With a long established reputation as a girls' boarding school with strong pastoral care, the close ties with Sherborne School and other schools in the South West provide ample opportunity for the girls to socialise with their peer groups.
Visitors quickly discover what a busy and vibrant community Leweston is. I look forward to welcoming you to Leweston so that you can see and experience for yourself what we have to offer.
Over the last few years over 95% of our leavers have won places at their first choice university.
Leweston has a 95% success rate in medicine & veterinary applications over the last 5 years, far above the national independent school average.
Every year over 50% of our leavers go on to study at the Russell group universities.
OUR VALUE ADDED CONSISTENTLY PLACES LEWESTON IN THE TOP 5 or 10% OF SCHOOLS NATIONALLY. Click here for more information.