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 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 73 students and 14 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 48 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

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A Level Geography Glaciated Landscapes, Systems and Processes - a new and exciting venture for Leeson House
We are busy planning a new venture up in the far North West of Scotland that will run annually, starting in April and May 2017. We will be running a series of residential field study courses in the Assynt region of Scotland to cover the Glacial Landscapes section of the new A Level Specifications. Leeson House staff are travelling up there in November to start planning the fieldwork so please watch this space for more details.

Year 3 Science Rocks and Soils
We are busy updating our Geology Workshop activities to meet the statutory requirements at Year 3 to study rocks and soils. This worshop can be planned to fit into a residential course or we can bring it to your school.

New GCSE and A Level Specifications for Biology and Geography
We will be publishing details of our new courses for the new 2015 Biology specifications very soon. We anticipate full details of our courses for the new GCSE and A Level Geography specifications to be available by the end of the Autumn term. In the meantime please contact us for information.

Residential bookings for January to July 2016
We still have some availability for dates in the spring and summer terms so if you haven't booked yet please get in touch.

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.

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Langton Matravers
BH19 3EU
01929 422126
01929 427534