Leicester High School for Girls

At Leicester High School for Girls, we specialise in bringing out the very best in girls aged 3-18. We educate girls to their full potential, whilst building their confidence through a wide range of opportunities; thus Giving Girls Education, Confidence and Opportunity.

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    Leicester High School for Girls

    At Leicester High School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, allowing a wide choice of subjects at both GCSE and A level, together with a rich programme of extracurricular activities and a wide range of educational trips at home and abroad. Classes are small and pastoral care is outstanding. The excellent teaching, facilities and opportunities have resulted in the School having the best GCSE and A level results in Leicester .

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Girls

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 0 Boys / 350 Girls

    Age Range: 3-18 Years

    Founded: 1906

    Location Description

    Close to A6 in South Knighton, between Leicester and Oadby.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Alan Whelpdale

    Contact for enquiries: Lindsay Jaiya, Admissions Officer

    454 London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 2PP

    Tel: 0116 270 5338

    Email: enquiries@leicesterhigh.co.uk



    The Junior Department and Senior School are in separate buildings on the same site. The youngest girls are in the Foundation Unit in the Junior Department, and cover the Early Years programme in their own specialised and equipped rooms. The Junior Department has its own large house with a separate play area and equipment, pond and garden, library and IT suite. Facilities in the Senior School include a science block, art studio, modern language computer centre and food studies room. There are further IT suites, a drama studio, a careers centre and a well stocked library, a separate 6th Form area, and a courtyard garden.

    Extracurricular activities include DofE, choirs, orchestra, ensembles, sports tours, trips abroad and in the UK, debating, dance, drama, and a wide range of sports. The school has its own netball courts and sports hall, and also uses the excellent University of Leicester facilities.


    Scholarships: 11+ Academic and Music throughout the school. Bursaries are available from Year 6. Senior Entrance Examination takes place in January each year. Junior Assessments take place throughout the year.

    Entrance Requirements

    3+ to 9: Informal assessment. 10+ to 14+: Examinations in English, Maths and General Reasoning. 16+: minimum 6 x GCSE grade 6 plus 7s in subjects to be taken at A Level, current school report and interview.



    Foundation, Reception, Junior Years 1 and 2 (Ages 3-6): £3330 per term.

    Junior, Years 3, 4, and 5 (Ages 7 – 9): £3725 per term

    Senior, Years 6-13 (Ages 10 – 18): £4505 per term.

    Sibling discount. Early Years Grant for 3 and 4 year olds and work place nursery vouchers accepted.



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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Day: Saturday 22 Oct 2022 -

    We welcome visits from prospective parents at any time. If you wish to visit us but cannot come to an Open Morning or Evening, please contact Mrs Lindsay Jaiya on 0116 270 5338 or at l.jaiya@leicesterhigh.co.uk and arrange a time to suit you.

    Most visits involve a tour and a meeting with the Headmaster or Head of the Junior Department, depending where your focus lies.


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