The quality of the boarding provision and outcomes for pupils are excellent; pupils benefit from high quality care and strong academic and extra-curricular provision. Boarders are happy and feel supported and cared about, while having the space to think for themselves.

Independent Schools Inspection Report 2015

Senior boarding at Leweston is a new style of boarding for girls coming into this very important and stimulating stage of their education. Girls live together in the light and spacious accommodation in Hamilton House where each boarder has her own study bedroom where she can both work and relax. Lyndsay Fielding, Housemistress of Hamilton House and Director of Boarding lives in the same building and is on hand to support the girls pastorally and academically during their time at Leweston.

The girls and staff in Hamilton House meet regularly at house meetings and at a variety of informal occasions to communicate, co-operate and socialise. A laundry room where girls can take control of their own washing and the common room kitchens which are available for use at weekends are examples of some of the ways that girls can develop their own independent living skills as they prepare to move on to life at university and the world beyond school.

Boarders in Years 12 and 13 enjoy both the company and support of their peers on the Senior wing but are also very involved in the wider boarding community. Senior boarders take on leading roles, organising social and charitable events and community duty rotas.

The girls have increased freedom over their free time and opportunities to go into Sherborne after school and to invite guests into the house social areas at weekends are much enjoyed.

Activities Summer 2016