Philanthropy has played a vital role at Lady Eleanor Holles since its inception in the early 18th century when the Honourable Anne Watson chose to use an ‘overplus' from the Will of Lady Eleanor Holles to set up a school to educate 50 poor girls in the east end of London. This early philanthropic gesture paved the way for other generous supporters throughout the school's history, and a culture of giving continues today with on-going fund raising campaigns, as follows:

Elizabeth Candy Scholarship Fund: set up to honour Miss Candy, this fund finances the education of a means-tested Scholar.

Bursary Fund: contributions to this fund are used to widen access to those who would not otherwise be able to join the school due to financial constraints.

Legacies: building on Lady Eleanor Holles' legacy, our supporters are encouraged to remember the school in their Will to help provide for its long-term future.

Annual Fund: this fund helps support the school's immediate needs and has an immediate impact on the educational experience for girls.

Details of this year's Annual Fund campaign can be found on

Gifts of all sizes combine to make a huge difference to fundamental aspects of school life - bursaries, building developments and educational experiences for our pupils – and, as such, we appreciate every single gift, of whatever amount. Some make a small one-off gift or give a small amount regularly; some may be able to make major leadership gifts. For others, legacy giving through a bequest is the most feasible option.

The school is enormously grateful to all its supporters and we enjoy thanking all donors at a Benefactors' Reception hosted by the Head Mistress each year.

Please support Lady Eleanor Holles by making a gift today.

Please click the PDF below to view details of the Fundraising Promise which LEH School have agreed to abide by, as part of registering with the Fundraising Regulator. The PDF includes the Fundraising Regulator's Code of Practice.