Leicester High School for Girls

Leicester High School is a well established day school for girls situated in pleasant grounds on the south side of the city. Founded in 1906, it now comprises a Junior Department of 115 girls (3-9 years) and a Senior School of 250 girls (10-18 years) sited on the same campus.

454 London Road

+44 (0)116 270 5338

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Christian

Day/boarding type: Day

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 306

Leicester High School for Girls fees:

Day fees per term:
£3,565 to £4,820

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
856 / 6009

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 3 to 18 (306)

Sixth Form: (41)

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25 (January 2022 data) pupils currently receive bursary assistance from the School. 59 pupils (January 2022 data) receive scholarships, of which 2 (January 2022 data) receive 100% scholarships - 1 from Thomas White Charitable Trusts and 1 from the Dave family.  

Academic Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic performance and potential to excel. They are not means-tested and those funded by the School provide between 5% - 25% of the School fees. We also work closely with the Sir Thomas White Trust who have provided us with several Sixth Form Scholarships of up to 100% over recent years. 

Being a scholar of the School carries with it expectations and responsibility. Scholars are expected to take a responsible approach to their academic studies and participate fully in the life of the School. 

The Sir Thomas White Scholarship for Sixth Form 
For the last five years, girls entering the Sixth Form from a state school, and resident in Leicestershire or Rutland, have been invited to apply for a Sir Thomas White grant, which is 100% fees-only funded for two years. The School has had eight Sir Thomas White Scholars in recent years. The scholarship is for an academic girl who would not have the means to pay for a place normally. 

The Headmaster's Scholarships for Year 7 entry. We have a long history of providing academic scholarships to selected girls joining Year 7. Our Headmaster’s Scholarships provide between 5 - 25% fees funding from Years 7-11, to girls joining the School in Year 7. This Scholarship is also open to existing Year 6 students who will be joining Year 7. 

The scholarship is not means-tested, however, we are keen to encourage applications from families who may not currently be considering an independent education. Therefore, depending on financial circumstance and fund availability, bursaries to cover up to 100% of fees are also available. 

Music Scholarships and Awards are offered for existing year 6-13 students or those entering years 6-13.  

Auditions take place annually and will be awarded to pupils who demonstrate particular musical potential and aptitude. 



Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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