Leeson House Field Studies Centre

The Premier Field Studies Centre In Dorset

Leeson House, the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips, is a secluded and comfortable manor house situated near Swanage, Dorset on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

It is close to many classic geography, geology and biology fieldwork sites and set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds.

Leeson House is part of the Dorset County Council Outdoor Education Service and has been welcoming schools from Dorset and beyond for the past 47 years.

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Autumn Term Day Visits
We have good availability for day visits for the Autumn term - especially in November and December - but please get in touch as soon as possible in order to book.

Residential bookings for September 2014 to July 2015
We are now busy taking bookings for the next school year and there is still plenty of availability for Autumn and Spring terms plus more limited dates available in the Summer term. Details are now on our booking calendar.

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
Leeson House is proud to have been awarded the prestigious LOtC Quality Badge in recognition of the quality of our teaching, facilities and safety management. We are now busy working towards obtaining the Eco Centre award.

Facilities for students and staff who use wheelchairs
An extension with 3 new bedrooms, a bigger bootroom and store is now on its way with work scheduled to start in September 2014.
Over the last few years Dorset County Council has been working towards improving access and facilties for disabled visitors at Leeson House. We are now in the final stages of planning for an extension to be built adjoining the games hall which will include 3 new bedrooms, one of which will be designed specially for students and staff who use wheelchairs. There will be a DDA compliant bathroom as well as an ensuite staff bedroom and another small student dormitory alongside. An internal lift is being created between the games hall and the dining room and the project will also include improvements to the bootroom and storage areas.

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Langton Matravers
BH19 3EU
01929 422126
01929 427534