How to get into The Lady Eleanor Holles School

Aliya Mrochuk

August 10, 2016

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The Lady Eleanor Holles School

Type: Independent day school for girls, ages 7 - 18

Junior School: £5,231
Senior School: £6,315
Registration fee: £100
Deposit: £1,300

The Lady Eleanor Holles School fees include stationary and textbooks. Given sufficient notice, the deposit will also be refunded upon your daughter’s leave from the school. For more details, please contact LEH’s Director of Finance.

Current Head: Heather Hanbury

About The Lady Eleanor Holles School
LEH was founded in the early eighteenth century under the will of its namesake, Lady Eleanor Holles. Thirteen miles from the London city centre, the 24 acre school site rests in the middle of Hampton, Middlesex, and boasts an indoor swimming pool, Learning Resources Centre, Boat House, and a new Arts Centre.

LEH aims to encourage each of its 860 pupils to “develop her values, individuality, strength of character and purpose, and her particular talents, so that she may not only gain personal fulfillment, but be a responsible member of society.”

Why is it so popular?
In 2015, 80% of LEH A Level candidates and 96% of GCSE candidates received A or A* at their respective examinations. In addition to their high academic achievements, LEH maintains their reputation for excellence in sports and music, and offers opportunities for girls to grow in co-educational spaces with the Hampton School for boys right next door.

How do I know if The Lady Eleanor Holles School is right for me?
LEH’s Open Events provide you and your daughter with the opportunity to tour the school site, meet students and pupils, and chat with senior staff before deciding whether you would like to apply to the school.

The next Open Mornings for Junior School (7+) and Senior School (11+) will be on 15th October 2016 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon and 27th September, respectively. The next Open Evening is for Sixth Form (16+) and will be on 22nd September from 6.15 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. No bookings are required for the Junior School, but please contact the Registrar to book your place for the Senior School and Sixth Form events.

Admissions Policy
Girls looking to get into The Lady Eleanor Holles School at 7+ or 11+ must complete and return their registration form, registration fee, and two identical passport sized photographs to the Registrar before 1st December the year prior to entry.

Likewise, girls entering Sixth Form must also complete and return their registration form, registration fee, and two identical passport sized photographs to the Registrar before 20th October the year prior to entry.

What are The Lady Eleanor Holles School interviews and examinations like, and how can I do well?
If your daughter is entering at 7+, she will first sit two tests in English and Mathematics. LEH will base her academic potential on these results and, if she does well, will invite her to participate in a group activity day with other candidates to assess her social skills and attitude.

If your daughter is entering at 11+, she will also sit tests in English and Mathematics, as well as in Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. If LEH thinks your daughter will thrive at their school academically, she will be invited back for an interview.

Finally, girls entering at 16+ will write a general Data Analysis paper and four subject specific papers in their nominated A Levels. If your daughter chooses an A Level she has not studied before, she will instead write a entrance examination paper for that subject, the aim of which is to measure her potential, rather than rote knowledge of the subject. As in the lower entry levels, if you daughter does well on her exams, she will be invited to interview with senior members of LEH’s staff.

Although LEH does not specify any particular way girls might prepare for their admissions exams and interviews, your daughter may benefit from revising her current school work or writing timed practice tests at home. For an extra boost, consider checking out the number of resource centres available online, or booking a tutor below.

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