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

    Leicester High School for Girls is a private day school for girls located in Leicester, England. It was founded in 1906 and is one of the leading independent schools for girls in the country. The school has a strong academic record, with 96% of A-level students achieving grades A*-B in the most recent year. Leicester High School for Girls also has a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, drama, and debating. The school is committed to providing a well-rounded education for its students, and it has a strong record of sending its students to top universities.

    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): £3565 per term.

    Junior, Years 3, 4, and 5 (Ages 7 – 9): £4184 per term

    Senior, Years 6-13 (Ages 10 – 18): £5061 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

    Discovery Morning: Wednesday 26 Jun 2024 - Time: 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

    We welcome visits from prospective parents at any time.

    Please contact Mrs Lindsay Jaiya on 0116 270 5338 or at l.jaiya@leicesterhigh.co.uk and arrange a time to suit you.

    Alternatively, please BOOK a visit.

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


    Taster Days: We hold a Taster Day for all girls joining Year 6 & Year 7 in November each year and Taster Days for all year groups on an individual or small group basis throughout the year. Please REGISTER to book a place


    Discovery Morning: Our Discovery Morning aims to provide parents with a unique opportunity to experience a typical School day at Leicester High School for Girls, allowing you to discover what sets our School apart.
    You will have the chance to experience the atmosphere of our School while meeting our Senior Leadership Team and our wonderful student ambassadors. You’ll enjoy refreshments and engage in discussions with key members of our staff.

    Please REGISTER to book your place


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