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 board on a flexi, weekly or full time basis. A supportive programme of pastoral care ensures that every girl's personal welfare is monitored and any concerns dealt with sensitively and effectively. It helps that the school is of such a size that all staff know girls as individuals.

The first point of contact for girls is usually their Form Tutor who sees them every day and has a role in monitoring their academic progress as well as being concerned for their personal wellbeing. The Form Tutors are supported by a wider pastoral team which includes the Head of Year, the Director of Boarding, Housemistresses, the Health Centre team, the Chaplaincy Co-ordinator and the Deputy Head Pastoral. The girls are also encouraged to support each other with the older girls playing an important part in the care of the younger ones.

The House system at Leweston encourages a sense of belonging within the school; we do not operate separate day and boarding Houses.  The presence of this vertical House system through the school enables friendships to be formed across year groups and a variety of House activities foster and support the pastoral aspect of the Houses. 

The contribution of arrangements for pastoral care is excellent.  Staff provide excellent support and guidance for pupils...  The personal development of pupils is excellent; they have a strong spiritual sense, becoming self-confident individuals who contribute to society both within and beyond the school.

Independent Schools Inspection Report 2015