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St Antony's-Leweston School

 
 

 

 

 

 

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St Antony’s Leweston School 圣安东尼-路易丝顿学校, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 6EN
Tel: 01963 210691 Fax: 01963 210786
Website: www.leweston.co.uk
• GIRLS, 11–18, Day & Boarding
• Pupils 252, Upper sixth 38
• Termly fees £3925 (Day), £5925 (Boarding)
• GSA, BSA
• Enquiries to the Admissions Tutor

What it’s like

Founded in 1891, it is situated 3 miles south of the historic abbey town of Sherborne, in beautiful Dorset countryside. It is based around an elegant 18th-century manor house set in 40 acres of grounds and parkland, including an open-air theatre. Good modern facilities include centres for science, for design and technology and for music, computer suites, robotics and arts studios and an all-weather sports pitch. The prep school is on the same site. It is a Catholic school with a keen sense of Christian and moral values. There is a wide social mix and spread of talents; the school’s aim is to encourage in each pupil a sense of her own worth and ability. Examination results are good. There is a strong tradition in music, drama and the creative arts. A good range of sports is available. There is a centre for help with individual needs support, dyslexia and EFL, although with limited places. The school has very flexible boarding arrangements; day girls are welcome to join in weekend activities.

School profile


Scholarships & bursaries
Scholarships available: academic, science, sport, art, drama and music (awarded at 11, 13 and 16). Also some bursaries.

Parents
Strong links with the army and navy, also business and farming communities. Boarders include those from Europe, America, Mexico and Far East.

Head & staff

Head: Henry J MacDonald, in post from 1999. Educated at St Brendon’s College, Bristol, and universities of Oxford (classics) and Bristol (PGCE). Previously Head of Classics at the school.
Teaching staff: 43 full time, 13 part time. Average age 45.

Exam results

GCSE: In 2003, 39 pupils in Year 11: 95% gained at least grade C in 8+ subjects, 5% in 5–7 subjects. Average GCSE score 61 (59 over 5 years).
A-levels: 38 in upper sixth: 99% passed in 3+ subjects. Average final point score achieved by upper sixth formers 350.

University & college entrance
98% of sixth-form leavers go on to degree courses (16% after a gap year), 7% to Oxbridge. 7% take courses in medicine, dentistry & veterinary science, 14% in science & engineering, 44% in humanities & social sciences, 19% in the arts, 15% in vocational subjects eg computer studies, physiotherapy, business.

Curriculum
GCSE, AS and A-levels. 24 subjects offered (including A-level sports studies, further maths, psychology and theatre studies).
Sixth form: Most sixth formers take 4 subjects at AS-level, 3 at A-level (few take 4 or 5). General studies not taken but all sixth form have current affairs and critical thinking lessons. Key skills taught, one a term, and applied to activities. 17% take science A-levels; 65% arts/humanities; 19% both.
Vocational: Work experience available in Year 11 and 12.
Special provision: Specialist centres for EFL and individual needs support.
Languages: French, German, Spanish and Italian offered to GCSE and AS and A-level. 2-week ‘École en France’ in a centre near Caen planned as integral part of curriculum.
ICT: Taught both as a discrete subject (2 lessons a week in Years 7–8) and then across the curriculum, eg maths, English, science. 32 computers for pupil use (15+ hours a day), all networked and with e-mail and internet access.

The arts

Music: Over 50% of pupils learn a musical instrument (22% learn more than one); instrumental exams can be taken. Musical groups include 2 symphony orchestras, string ensemble, choral society, chapel choir, chamber music groups, jazz band with Milton Abbey School.
Drama & dance: LAMDA and Guildhall exams may be taken. Majority of pupils involved in frequent house and school productions. Regular successes in Bath Festival.
Art & design: History of art, painting, drawing, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, fabric painting and photography offered. Annual art study tours to eg Paris, Barcelona, Florence, New York.

Sport & activities

Sport: Hockey, netball, cross-country, rounders, tennis, athletics, swimming, gymnastics, dance, badminton, basketball. Optional extras include riding, polo, squash, fencing, karate; for seniors, skiing, lacrosse, golf, kickboxing. A-level sports studies may be taken. County representatives at hockey, netball, cross-country, athletics, tennis; national Catholic schools cross country champions (2004); 2 former pupils karate black belts.
Activities: Pupils take bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Community service optional; explorer scouts and young leaders programme. Wide range of evening and weekend activities, eg riding, quad biking, aromatherapy, aerobics, yoga, trampolining, life-saving, also driving lessons.

School life

Uniform: School uniform worn except in sixth form (where there are dress guidelines).
Houses & prefects: Competitive houses (4). Prefects, head girl – elected by staff and peer group.
Religion: Pupils expected to attend Mass once a week. Preparation for confirmation available for Catholic and Anglican pupils. Anglican Communion once a term.
Social: Discos, film nights, plays, dinners etc with Sherborne, Milton Abbey and Downside (closely supervised). Annual art and history of art study tour. No tobacco or alcohol allowed.

Discipline
Aims to be firm and fair. Standard policies on drugs, alcohol and bullying.

Boarding
Sixth formers have own study bedroom (with internet access). Houses divided by age: junior house (7–13) shared with prep school; separate sixth-form house. Sixth form have own kitchen facilities and may host dinner parties on a rota system. Many evening and weekend activities. 2 long weekend exeats each term, short (24 hour) weekends when required. Flexi-boarding available and popular.

Alumni association
Old Antonians’ Association, c/o the school.

Former pupils
Sarah Payne; Erin Pizzey; Kristin Scott-Thomas; Colette Burke (née Halligan); Serena Scott-Thomas; Serena de la Hey; Angela Hickey; Louise Innes (née Nicholson); Dido Harding (Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner, 1998).