- Head Heather Hanbury
Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) is a remarkable school. It is a school where girls successfully combine impressive intellectual endeavour with enthusiastic engagement well beyond academia.
The girls’ public exam results and their sporting achievements are among the best in the country. Their musical and dramatic activities place them among the best of young performers. And most importantly of all, their stimulating and happy approach to all they do makes LEH a joy for me to lead.
There is so much more to LEH life than academic achievement: if young women left here with excellent exam results alone, we would be disappointed. Our goal is that LEH girls become expert learners, unafraid to tackle new and challenging ideas, prepared to take risks, and able to learn from failure.
Our school motto “Hope Favours the Bold” sums it up beautifully – at LEH, girls learn to be courageous and ever hopeful, optimistic and determined in all that they do.
Throughout its 300 year history LEH has produced many remarkable women. If you think your daughter would enjoy joining their ranks, please come and visit us. Only by seeing the school in action will you get a true flavour of all that an LEH education offers.
- Age range 7 - 18
- Day / Boarding Day
- Religious affiliation All Faiths
- 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
- 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
- Fees (per term) September 2022 - August 2023
- £6,271 per term
- £7,572 per term
- £7,572 per term
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Bursaries & Scholarships
We aspire to give access to an LEH education to every bright girl who is offered a place here. We provide a range of scholarships and bursaries to attract students who will make the most of everything that the School has to offer whilst contributing to the wider LEH community. The number and amount of awards can vary each year.
Bursaries are means tested, and are available to cover between 30% to 100% of fees. Bursary holders receive relief in the same percentage as their bursary award for lunches, transport, curriculum trips, uniform and iPads. If they have a 100% bursary, then 100% of these additional costs will be met.
We also offer Scholarships to outstanding students who excel academically or musically at 11+ and at 16+ we offer academic, sport, music, drama and STEM Scholarships and Exhibitions. These awards are not means tested. You can hold both a scholarship and a bursary if your family’s financial situation meets the bursary criteria.
LEH offers Scholarships and Exhibitions for pupils hoping to enter the School at the ages of entry of 11+ and 16+. There are no Scholarships awarded for entry into the Junior School. The number and size of awards in any particular year are at the discretion of the Head Mistress. A Scholarship or Exhibition is a recognition of exceptional ability and promise. It is possible to apply for a means-tested bursary alongside a scholarship award.
The bestowal of any award carries with it privilege and responsibility. Every award holder is expected to set an example to other pupils in their approach to life at school and their area of specialism in particular. Awards at 11+ and 16+ are reviewed annually. The review will consider the progress of award holders in their chosen field of expertise and whether the holder continues enthusiastically to fulfil the obligations associated with the award.
Understanding that an investment in an LEH education will have a transformative impact on a pupil’s future, LEH is committed to building a community of bright, intellectually curious and passionate students from a wide range of backgrounds, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Often, low and middle-income families feel that an independent school is financially beyond their reach. Our aim is to help families afford the LEH experience by offering applicants a financial award that makes tuition affordable, alongside a stipend for uniform, transport to and from school, books and supplies, an iPad, and school trips.Find out more >
- Academic scholarships
- Art scholarships
- Bursaries for new entrants
- Hardship awards for existing pupils
- Music scholarships
- Sibling discounts
- Sixth Form scholarships
- Sport scholarships
Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.