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 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.


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New GCSE and GCE Specifications for Biology and Geography
We will be publishing details of our new courses for the changed specifications between now and end August. In the meantime please contact us for information.

Late availability for 30 GCSE or A Level students for the weekend 3rd to 6th July - please get in touch for costs

Summer Term Day Visits
We now have very limited availability for day visits and outreach for the summer term - please get in touch as soon as possible in order to book.

Residential bookings for September 2015 to July 2016
All booking offer letters for residential courses at Leeson House for September 2015 to July 2016 have now been sent out. We still have good availability for most of the year so if you haven't booked yet please get in touch soon.

Facilities for students and staff who use wheelchairs
The building work for our new extension is now almost complete with the bedrooms and bootroom finished and furnished. The lift is being installed this week and the area around the new extension is being levelled and seeded, our polytunnel is being 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 our new facilities.

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Langton Matravers
BH19 3EU
01929 422126
01929 427534