|Leeson House, the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips, is a secluded and comfortable manor house situated near Swanage 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 45 years.
Please have a look at our facebook page to keep up to date with all our news and pictures of our public events.
Current Availability for Summer Term 2014
We still have some availability for the Summer term 2014 - please have a look at the calendar on the booking info page for details.
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 most of the year. Details are now on our booking calendar.
Geographical Association Conference 2014.
Leeson House will be exhibiting at the 2014 GA conference in Guildford so please come to find our stand and say hello.
Leeson House YouTube Channel
We are busy filming, editing and uploading some new videos to our YouTube channel this term. Flash Floods , River Measurements, Chesil Beach and more of "Barry and Ben the Geography Men" will soon be ready for your education and enjoyment.
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.
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.