Leehurst Swan


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  • Category: Preparatory / Senior
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 121 (Boys) 100 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 4-16 years
  • Founded: 1914

School Contact Details

Leehurst Swan
Campbell Road

[t]: 01722 333094
[w]: www.leehurstswan.org.uk

Location Description

Leehurst Swan is set to the north of Salisbury, close to A36 and A30.

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School News

Leehurst Swan independent school Wiltshire

Congratulations to two of our amazing students, Emily and Hattie, who have been awarded second place and a Highly Commended prize, respectively, for

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their Independent Schools Association (ISA) Essay Competition 2019 entries.

Emily in Year 6 has been awarded Second Place for her entry in the Horsey Junior Essay Prize.  Her essay is entitled Summer and is an imaginative account of being homeless. The judge commented that ‘Emily crafted a beautifully structured piece. Her opening sets the scene perfectly: “Frosty tendrils nipped my feet. Shivering, I curled up smaller.” ‘

Hattie in Year 9 has been awarded Highly Commended for her entry in the Favonius Senior Essay Prize (for Years 9 to 11).  The judge remarked that ‘her piece, Playing with Fire, described the experience of fighting to survive in water highly effectively.’

Mrs Trythall, Head of English, proudly said ‘Well done and many congratulations to Hattie and Emily for this fabulous achievement!’


Photo: Hattie, Year 9

Leehurst Swan independent school Wiltshire

The Governors of Leehurst Swan are delighted to announce the appointment of Terence Ayres as the new Headmaster, starting in September 2019.

Terence joins

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us from Thorpe House School in Gerrards Cross where he has been the Headmaster for five years. During his time at Thorpe House he has made large scale changes to the school which has vastly improved the school’s facilities, staffing, creative arts, sport and extra-curricular life. Terence remarked that he is ‘driven by a desire to provide young people with the very best learning opportunities.’ 

Terence is an English and Religious Studies graduate and his career has spanned over 22 years. He has taught in the state system and independent sector and before becoming the Headmaster at Thorpe House School was the Deputy Head at Saint Nicholas School, a co-educational independent school, in Essex. He is an enthusiastic sportsman and enjoys playing football (he is a passionate Arsenal supporter), tennis and cricket in his spare time; he also enjoys skiing, swimming and surfing when he gets the opportunity. Terence is passionate about the arts, music, cinema and literature and organises regular trips to the West-End for students at his current school. Science fiction is his favourite movie genre and he confesses to being a huge fan of all things Star Wars related! 

Terence said that he is very excited about leading Leehurst Swan into the next decade and added that he was ‘attracted by the school’s warmth and commitment to each individual it educates.’ He is a visible and child-centred Headmaster so Leehurst Swan’s ethos is very much in-line with his own. Terence said that he is ‘very much looking forward to building on the strong foundations laid by Stuart Morgan-Nash and interim headmaster Philip Oldroyd and driving the school forward so that it fulfils its great potential.


Leehurst Swan independent school Wiltshire

Our Appcessible City Challenge team went to Wessex Archaeology to develop ideas for their App. They were mentored by a team of experts in archaeology, IT

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and design, who all helped with ideas for developing their app. They were delighted to be reacquainted with Phil Harding, a judge at the City Challenge final. The team discussed the stories from Salisbury’s history that could be accessed via the app. They looked at using historical maps and photographs to help unveil the past. They are now looking at developing their initial route through a number of possible themes: famous people, water, trades, disease or pubs!

A massive thank you to Wessex Archaeology for arranging this incredible opportunity for our students!  Mrs Wright remarked that the team was ‘Blown away by the wide-ranging and far-reaching work.’  She continued that ‘The curriculum was really brought alive by such a varied, helpful and patient panel of experts. They really helped the boys to develop their ideas to take their Appcessible App forward.’


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