|Leeson House, the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips, is a secluded and comfortable residential centre 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 can accommodate up to 77 students and 12 accompanying staff and we take residential bookings 7 days a week throughout the year.
We also offer a wide range of day visits and outreach activities.
Leeson House is part of the Dorset County Council Outdoor Education Service which is part of Children's Services within Dorset County Council. Leeson House has been welcoming schools from Dorset and beyond for the past 49 years.
Please have a look at our facebook page to keep up to date with all our news and pictures of our public events.
We are also on twitter @LeesonHouse
LATE AVAILABILITY We still have some availability for all age groups for the latter part of the Autumn and Spring terms. Please have a look at our calendar (booking info section) or give us a call.
FREE GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS WEEKEND Leeson House and The Swanage Centre are running a free weekend for GCSE and A Level geography teachers 8th and 9th October 2016. Please see the information on our GCSE and A Level pages.
Weather Stations online now The new Leeson House Weather Stations are now online. We can provide schools with a login to access a months worth of raw data to help study microclimates, hydrology and meteorology.
New AS and A Level Specifications for Geography
Details of our fieldwork options for the 2016 GCSE, AS and A Level specifications in Geography for OCR, AQA, WJEC and Edexcel are now on the Geography pages.
A Level Geography Glaciated Landscapes, Systems and Processes - a new and exciting venture for Leeson House
We are running a series of residential field study courses in the Assynt region of Scotland to cover the Glacial Landscapes and Systems options in the new 2016 AS and A Level Specifications. The first of these is being trialled in October 2016 and subsequent trips will be available annually, starting in April 2017.
Year 3 Science Rocks and Soils
We have updated our Geology Workshop activities to meet the statutory requirements at Year 3 to study rocks and soils. This workshop can be planned to fit into a residential course or we can bring it to your school.
Facilities for students and staff who use wheelchairs
The building work for our new extension is now complete with the bedrooms and bootroom finished, furnished and already occupied. The lift has been installed and the area around the new extension has been levelled and seeded, our polytunnel has been rebuilt and a new vegetable garden created. The extension includes 3 new bedrooms, one of which is designed specially for students and staff who use wheelchairs. There is a DDA compliant bathroom as well as an ensuite staff bedroom and another small student dormitory alongside. An internal lift links the games hall to the dining room and we have also benefitted from enlarged bootroom and storage areas. Keep an eye on our facebook pagefor pictures of the new facilities.