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.

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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Free Teacher Taster Afternoon / Evening at Leeson House We are inviting all teachers to Leeson House on Wednesday 21st January between 2 and 6pm. Come and see the accommodation and our facilities, have a go at some of the on-site field study activities, meet the teaching staff and also enjoy some tea and cakes. Staff will be available to help you plan your next visit to Leeson House and if you have never been before, then this is the ideal opportunity to find out how much you have been missing!

Spring Term Day Visits
We have good availability for day visits for the first half of Spring terms - but please get in touch as soon as possible in order to book. Discounted prices are available for spring term day visits for all Dorset schools.

Residential bookings for September 2015 to July 2016
We are now busy taking bookings for the next school year and if your school has stayed at Leeson House before you will have already received a booking request form. Please return this ASAP and then we can start to allocate residential bookings.

Residential bookings for January to August 2015
We still have a very limited number of dates available for this school year. Please look at our availability calendar and then get in touch to enquire further.

Facilities for students and staff who use wheelchairs
The building work for our new extension is now well underway. The design includes 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. Keep an eye on our facebook pagefor pictures of how the work is progressing.

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Langton Matravers
BH19 3EU
01929 422126
01929 427534