Leeson House Field Studies Centre Dorset

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Jan Lawlor or Barry Cullimore

01929 422 126

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South West

Langton Matravers, Swanage, BH19 3EU

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

An ideal venue for Primary to A Level field study trips; a secluded, comfortable manor house on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, close to many classic geography, geology & biology fieldwork sites, set within 7 acres of inspiring & diverse grounds.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Environmental Studies | STEM | Outdoor Education | Field Studies | Environment Centres | Accommodation & Residential | Leisure and Tourism | History | Geography | Residential School Trips

What we offer

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.

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What makes us a great choice?

Leeson House is beautiful, inspiring and historic. It is set in gorgeous Dorset countryside within easy distance of many of the prime locations for field trips in the country. As one of our customers puts it:

Thank you for an excellent A Level Biology course. The organisation meant that we fitted a huge amount into the two and a half days and the excellent tuition ensured our students got the maximum benefit from it all. The accommodation was excellent - very clean and comfortable, with plenty of space and the food was very much appreciated by all as it was fresh and varied and very good. Our students hugely enjoyed the whole experience
Hampshire School June 2012

Group Sizes Catered For

We will cater for group sizes of up to 63.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We can provide examples of worksheets and lesson plans following initial planning discussions for a visit to Leeson House.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

No copyright but we would expect all school groups to ensure that full consent/p>ermission had been obtained from all parents and guardians.

Risk Assessment Details

These are provided on request once initial planning has started.

Education Officer Information

Initial contact: Jan Lawlor or Barry Cullimore

01929 422126

Pricing Information

Costs are on our website http://www.leesonhouse.com/information/p>rice-lists.htm and also please contact us direct.

Clothing Requirements

Yes a kit list is sent to all visitors as part of the pre-trip paperwork.

First Aid Information

All teaching staff at Leeson House and overnight staff plus some housekeeping staff are first aid trained but schools need to bring their own first aider for any parts of the visit that are supervised by their own staff.

Available Facilities

Leeson House has two dining areas and comfortable lounges for staff and students. We have a small gift shop on site and younger pupils usually bring between £3 to £5 to spend there during a visit. A lot of courses for older students (GCSE A IB) include trips out where shops and cafes will be visited.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Currently limited facilities for disabled visitors but work is in progress to improve this.

Opening Hours & Information

ALL year round except Christmas holidays.


Leeson House is a lovely setting - all aspects were excellent - the extra benefit of its proximity to the sites simply makes it better still"
Hampshire Secondary School June 2013

It was superb and fulfilled indeed exceeded all expectations"
AS Geography and Biology fieldcourse for a Steiner Waldorf School March 2013

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