The historic priory walls which surround the campus might be ancient but, within them, our facilities are thoroughly modern.  They include:

  • Purpose-built music school and auditorium
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Science, digital language and ICT laboratories
  • Award-winning school dining hall - Restaurant 1877
  • Dedicated art and drama studios
  • Squash courts
  • Astroturf playing pitches 
  • Expansive grass playing fields
  • Three recently refurbished boarding houses

The School Council is committed to a continuing programme of improvement and development of the school facilities. Recent projects have included the refurbishment of the award-winning school dining hall, known as Restaurant 1877,  and upgrading of ICT facilities. Bishopshall was our first boarding house to undergo a full renovation and refurbishment, and work to redevelop Ollerenshaw and St Rule boarding houses commenced in 2018 and 2019 respectively, focusing on the creation of stylish open-plan social areas, state-of-the-art kitchens and study bedrooms equipped for 21st century living and learning. Over £5 million has been invested in our boarding house refurbishment project to date.

Hire our facilities

Many of the facilities enjoyed by St Leonards pupils are also available for hire for residential and non-residential events outwith term time. We take pride in providing a friendly welcome and a first-class experience for a diverse range of organisations with varying requirements. Every year, eager to avoid disappointment, many of them rebook straight away.

For full details and availability, please go to our Facilities for Hire page.

Our Commercial Operations Team will be happy to assist with any enquiries, and can be contacted at or on 01334 237025.

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