At Leweston, we believe that learning outside the classroom is an essential component of our curriculum. It gives our pupils unique opportunities to develop their resourcefulness and initiative and to spend time together in an informal environment. Each trip is different. Some are directly related to the curriculum, some are designed to promote social awareness, or to enhance physical skills, self-reliance and team-working. Others will extend the pupils' knowledge of the world. The common factor is that they all make an essential contribution to an individual’s development and education in the broadest sense of the word.

We regularly take pupils on day trips to: historic sites, museums, galleries, natural features, farms and Roman remains to support the curriculum in History, Art History, Geography, English, Biology and Classics. There are regular theatre trips for pupils of all levels.

All girls in Year 9 take part in a cultural weekend trip to Paris. Language trips to Spain and Germany are also organised. Art History trips have been made to Italy and Spain and in the Sixth Form there is a biannual cross-curricular trip to New York and Washington. This last trip and several others are joint trips with Sherborne Boys’ School.

Our choir makes regular concert tours both in the UK and abroad and we have sports tours and a ski trip every two years. We have an active Duke of Edinburgh Award programme from Year 10, involving a range of outdoor activities, services and skills. Girls in Year 10 take their bronze award, and many of our Year 12 and 13 pupils pursue the more advanced silver and gold awards, which involves a residential project.

News of our recent trips and visits can be seen below...