Leicester High School for Girls


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Girls
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 0 (Boys) 435 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 3 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1906

General Information

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 .


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 new 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 new 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.

Entrance Requirements

3+ to 9: Informal assessment. 10+ to 14+: Examinations in English, Maths and General Reasoning. 16+: minimum 6 x GCSE grade B, current school report and interview.


Scholarships: 11+ Academic and Music throughout the school. Bursaries are available from Year 6+: Deadline for submission for 2018: Friday 8 December 2017. Entry in 2018: next assessment date for girls aged 3-5: Sat. 20th January 2018. Entrance Examination in 2018 for Years 6 - 10: Sat. 20th January 2018, 9am-12.30pm. Additional assessment days for Years 1 - 10 entry in 2018 available on request.

Open Days

2018. Whole School Open Morning: Tues. 6th February, 9am - 11.30am

All visits are welcome, please contact the school. For all admissions enquiries contact Mrs Julia Harbage, Registrar, 0116 270 5338.


2016/2017. Foundation - Year 2: £2,835 per term. Years 3 - 5: £3,170 per term. Years 6 - 9: £3,830 per term. Years 10 - 13: £3,870 per term. Sibling discount. Early Years Grant for 3 and 4 year olds and work place nursery vouchers accepted.


ISI Inspection 2015 -
Good Schools' Guide report for Leicester High School for Girls

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr Alan Whelpdale

Contact for enquiries: Julia Harbage, Registrar

Leicester High School for Girls
454 London Road

[t]: 0116 270 5338
[f]: 0116 244 8823
[w]: www.leicesterhigh.co.uk

Location Description

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

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School News

Leicester High School independent girls' school Leicestershire

Girl in Y13 wins painting prize at New Walk Museum

Congratulations to Yuanqing Zhang who has won the ‘Student Painting Prize’ in The Little Selves exhibition

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at New Walk Museum.  The photo shows her with LSA (Leicester Society of Artists) President Lars Tharp, (also historian and ceramics expert – BBC Antiques Roadshow and Quizzeum), who presented her with the prize of £50, along with LSA Chair Suzanne Harry.

Leicester High School independent girls' school Leicestershire

Foundation look for signs of Spring in beautiful local gardens…

On 8 March 2017 Foundation enjoyed a walk around the Botanic Gardens exploring the first signs

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of Spring. They were able to identify lots of Spring flowers, see buds and blossom appearing on trees and enjoy the early Spring sunshine as they explored the beautiful gardens.

On 22nd March I attended the British Gas 10 Year Anniversary celebrating their partnership with DofE.

I was invited to give a speech about my

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DofE experience and how I feel the skills I have learned will help me later on in life. When I first received the email I thought I would be speaking in front of British Gas employees and a couple of DofE representatives. In actual fact I had to present my speech in front of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and 24 other highly influential people including The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire! I had to give my speech during lunch where I was sitting opposite Prince Edward and all I could think about was trying not to spill water all over me!

This was an extremely nerve racking experience, but one I will never forget and I am truly grateful for the opportunity.

Anya Agnihotri

The Year 12 AS Politics revision conference in London, which was led by Neil McNaughton and Andrew Colclough, was inspirational to the five students who

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attended. It enabled them to refine their knowledge and understanding and introduced high level thinking skills which has tested their mettle.

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