Leicester High School for Girls is an independent day school for girls aged 3-18. It is one of the academically highest achieving schools in the UK.
With a Christian ethos at its heart, the school is open to all pupils. Traditional values of honesty, responsibility and self-reliance are encouraged, and strong moral values and codes of behaviour are balanced with a progressive curriculum that prepares girls for university and life in general.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian foundation, the school was originally called Portland House and pupils wore distinctive uniforms of yellow and blue striped blazers, grey skirts and straw boaters. It is known by its current name since 1985, with an update of the uniform taking place in 2006, the school’s centenary year.
The school’s emphasis is on volunteering and community service. Furthermore, its collaboration with local primary schools provides girls with the opportunity to build their science skills through the Science Superstars scheme.
The school works closely with a number of local nurseries as well, providing them with access to the school’s outdoor learning space and other facilities in the Junior Department, located on the same site as the Senior school building.
The Senior school was renovated in 2010, and now has an award-winning courtyard garden, surrounded by six science laboratories, a languages computer suite, drama/dance studio, gym, library, art and design studio, food studies room and IT suites.
The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as athletics, art, cheerleading, choir, drama, football, health and fitness, Mandarin, orchestra, photography and many others.
Participation in performing arts activities and music groups is very popular among girls, and the school even provides sponsorship for the annual Music in the Park event in support of the LOROS Hospice.
Address: Leicester High School for Girls 454 London Road Leicester LE2 2PP
Admissions info: [email protected] or (0116) 270 5338
School Type: Independent day school for girls
Number of Students: 435 (approx.)
Open day: November
11+ Exam Date: January
11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own
The school’s entrance examination is set in January. In order to register, parents need to complete a registration form and return it to the school with an £85 registration fee. The school also requests a copy of the child’s passport and birth certificate.
Consider registering as soon as possible if you feel the school is the right choice for you.
The entrance exam consists of an English paper, a Maths paper, and a General reasoning test.
The school organises an open day which takes place in November, as well as Private Tours for families who wish to visit more than once.
The tour of the school welcomes both parents and their daughters and includes a meeting with the Headmaster.
The tours can be scheduled with the Admissions Officer on 0116 270 5338 or at [email protected].
The 11+ Entrance Examination takes place in the morning and lasts just under 4 hours.
The English test aims to evaluate a child’s reading comprehension and writing skills. There are two sections in the paper: Section A (includes a reading task) and Section B (includes a writing task). The child is expected to spend 30 minutes on each.
The Maths test is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for the child to demonstrate their ability in problem-solving and arithmetic. The questions are in a standard format, not multiple-choice.
The General Reasoning test consists of questions of a Verbal, Numerical and Perceptual nature, designed to assess the child’s learning agility and critical thinking skills.
The result of the entrance examination is usually communicated to parents within one week.
An entrance exam for a competitive school requires preparation. We therefore suggest that you have a look at our practice papers. They will help students familiarise themselves with the school’s 11+ examination format.
Our practice papers cover all the question types that could be asked at the entrance exam. They will help you determine the weak and strong areas in your daughter’s knowledge base.
You can then devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, reducing stress and making the whole process more efficient.
Designed to be age-appropriate, yet still challenging, our resource papers are in accordance with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam.
They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.
The following practice papers are highly recommended for successful preparation for the Leicester High School For Girls’ 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary, and inference:
The following practice papers strongly correspond with the demands of Leicester High School For Girls’ 11+ Maths test:
As for Leicester High School For Girls’ 11+ General Reasoning assessment, we would recommend the following practice papers:
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The information provided about Leicester High School For Girls was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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