Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) is a remarkable school.
Our aim is to ensure that LEH is a school full of opportunity, challenge and friendship; a place to take risks and become bold; a place to discover passions, talents and yourself; a place that nurtures remarkable women.
About the school
LEH is one of the oldest and most distinguished girls' schools in the UK. Our students successfully balance outstanding scholarship with impressive achievements in sport and exciting creativity in the arts and beyond. With superb facilities set in 24 acres, we offer bright girls a well-rounded and challenging education in a happy, purposeful environment, preparing them well for higher education and their future lives.
We encourage our girls:
- to be exactly who they are, whatever their current interests or future aspirations.
- to benefit from the warmth, respect, and support of the entire School community as they stretch themselves to become their best, most confident selves, as students, and as citizens of the world.
- to have the freedom to experiment, express opinions, explore and take on new challenges.
- to be supported by strong role models and inspired by their peers.
- to find confidence and strength, and acquire and build the skills they need to succeed throughout their lives.
Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees
The school offers a number of bursaries and scholarships each year. Academic and Music Scholarships are offered for entrants at 11+ and 16+. In addition, at 16+ we offer an Art, a Drama and two Sport Scholarships. Scholarships are usually worth 10% of school fees and music scholars additionally receive free tuition on one instrument. Music Exhibitions are offered (worth 7.5% of fees) in recognition of exceptional achievement which falls just short of scholarship standard.
All bursaries are means-tested and reserved for girls entering the Senior School. Bursaries of up to 100% are available and are fully mean-tested. The assessment is carried out on a totally confidential basis by the Director of Finance. All bursaries are subject to annual review of parental circumstances, thus ensuring that best use is made of charitable funds.
The tuition fee includes stationary and textbooks. Additionally, school lunch is compulsory for all girls until they reach Sixth Form. The cost of lunch is £216 per term. Information about additional fees for optional extra subjects and other charges is available from the Director of Finance.
Visits to the school
We encourage prospective parents to arrange to visit the school, meet pupils and staff, and hear a talk from the Head Mistress, before their daughter sits the entrance examination.
Please visit our website www.lehs.org.uk or contact the Registrar for details of our Open Days for 11+ and 16+ for entry the following September. Our main prospectus as well as our Sixth Form prospectus and our Information prospectus are all available on our website.
Applications for admission should be made on the appropriate form and sent to the Registrar. Applications are made during the year prior to the proposed year of admission to the school.
The main points of entry to the school are at 7+ into the Junior School, 11+ into the Senior School and 16+ into the Sixth Form.
All applicants will complete entrance examinations and may also be interviewed or invited to attend an activity session (7+ entry). All entrance examinations include Mathematics and English and at 11+ there is also a verbal and non-verbal reasoning test. For entry to the Sixth Form applicants take papers in the subjects which they propose to study in the Sixth Form alongside a General Paper which all candidates sit. Specimen papers are not provided. The school contacts the current Head Teachers of applicants to request a reference.
Please note: LEH does not support or encourage tutoring prior to the entrance examinations nor do we support or endorse any tutor. Applicants are encouraged not to attend tutor sessions prior to the examinations.
Applications are accepted during the year prior to the proposed year of admission to the school.