Leicester High School for Girls – November 2022
I understand that, especially given current pressures, the cost of funding independent education may seem out of reach for many parents. However, many independent schools, including LHS, provide funding support for potential families which can help to bridge the gap. Last year alone, ISC independent schools provided £464 million in means-tested bursaries and scholarships, demonstrating schools’ commitment to helping children of all backgrounds thrive during their time in education.
At LHS we have a long tradition of providing financial support to families who would not otherwise be able to consider us as a school for their daughter. Funding takes one of two forms scholarships or bursaries.
Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic performance and the potential to excel. They are not usually means-tested. At LHS, we provide Headmaster’s Scholarships for girls joining Year 7 of between 5% and 25% of fees. These are awarded based on performance in English and Maths at our January Entrance Examination.
We also work closely with the Sir Thomas White Trust, who has provided us with several Sixth Form Scholarships of up to 100% over recent years.
Scholarships may also be provided for exceptional ability in a particular area. At LHS we provide Music Scholarships which provide financial support towards music lessons.
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.
Bursaries provide means-tested assistance for families who otherwise would not be able to consider an independent education for their daughter.
Leicester High Bursaries are available from Year 7 onwards. They can be combined with a Scholarship and the maximum amount of support with fees is 100%.
I believe the unique environment of LHS is the right fit for many families and would urge anyone considering their School options not to dismiss the independent sector purely due to concerns about cost. Make sure you have researched all funding options as you may be surprised by what is available.
Mr Alan Whelpdale, Headmaster of Leicester High School for Girls