Leweston school

Leweston School, Sherborne DT9 6EN

Art & Design

The Art and Design Centre houses studios that cater for Fine Art, Textiles and 3D Design as well as dedicated studios for Sixth Form. Facilities include:
• Printing equipment
• Ceramics studio
• Creative Graphics Suite including Photoshop packages
• Dark Room
• Sewing Room
• Resistant Materials Workshop
• Fine Art Studios
These diverse spaces and dedicated specialist teachers give the pupils the resources they need for their talents to develop. Pottery, fine art, computer aided design, photography, woodworking and textiles are part of the curriculum for Years 7, 8 and 9 and give each pupil two hours a week in creative classes. From GCSE, pupils are encouraged to explore a wide range of media and develop their own personal specialisms. Pupils are encouraged and supported to work independently on challenging projects with diverse and contemporary outcomes. The broad curriculum develops creative artists that go on to university courses including Animation, Fine Art, Fashion and Textile Design and Product Design.

Counselling Support

Leweston has a school counsellor and an independent listener as well as a qualified Mental Health First-Aider who works in the Prep.

Our fully trained school counsellor holds a walk-in clinic in the Health Centre once a week and is also available for pre-booked 1:1 appointments. An Independent Listener is also available if students would like to talk to someone outside the school community.

We have a fully qualified ‘Mental Health First Aider’ in the Prep School, and all staff members have been trained to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns as well as how to help. Our Mental Health First Aider offers weekly appointments to those who need additional support, and coaches staff working with specific pupils.

We also have a family councillor who is available to come into school and work with families in need of support.

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The Admissions Process;

A QUICK AND EASY ROUTE TO OFFER
• Introductory meeting with Mrs Simkins-Smith, Director of Boarding or visit the school
• Online tests in English and Maths
• Skype interview with Director of International Students
• Report from current school

All international students joining Leweston need a level of English which enables them to access the curriculum.

In Sixth Form, international applicants are normally expected to offer GCSE English, IGCSE English as a Second Language or IELTS Band 5.5 or any equivalent EAL qualification as pass level or above. All Sixth Form entrants should have 6 GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade 5 or above with Grade 7 in the subjects they wish to study.

In the lower school pupils are expected to evidence that they have the potential to achieve Grade 5 or above at English GCSE (or equivalent).

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School Leavers

Since 2016 Leweston students have gone to 51 different higher education destinations to study a wide variety of courses. The two most popular course ‘families’ being Science, Maths and Engineering, and Social Sciences.

In 2020 destinations included the Universities of Birmingham, Exeter, Manchester, Cardiff and Liverpool, Imperial, King's and University Colleges, London, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the Royal Agricultural University.INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' DESTINATIONS:
Imperial College London, University College London, Royal Holloway College , King's College London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of Essex

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