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Enhancing the school experience, inside and outside the classroom

Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) is a remarkable school. It is a school where girls successfully combine impressive intellectual endeavour with enthusiastic engagement well beyond academia. The girls’ public exam results and their sporting achievements are among the best in the country. Their musical and dramatic activities place them among the best of young performers. And most importantly of all, their stimulating and happy approach to all they do makes LEH a joy for me to lead.

There is so much more to LEH life than academic achievement: if young women left here with excellent exam results alone, we would be disappointed. Our goal is that LEH girls become expert learners, unafraid to tackle new and challenging ideas, prepared to take risks, and able to learn from failure.

Our school motto “Hope Favours the Bold” sums it up beautifully – at LEH, girls learn to be courageous and ever hopeful, optimistic and determined in all that they do.

Throughout its 300 year history LEH has produced many remarkable women. If you think your daughter would enjoy joining their ranks, please come and visit us. Only by seeing the school in action will you get a true flavour of all that an LEH education offers.

I look forward to meeting you in person.

Mrs Heather Hanbury
Head Mistress