Open Events and FAQs

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5 students running down the LEH field
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LIV Geography trip on cliffs
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Sixth Form chemistry experiment - students checking levels on experiment

There are three main points of entry to the school. Age 7+ into the Junior School, age 11+ into the Senior School and age 16+ into the Sixth Form. Open events are tailored for each of the different entry points and offer the opportunity to meet with relevant members of staff, as well as pupils, and to tour the school.

Please click on the tab below to select the area of LEH School you are interested in.

 

Junior School

Junior School (Age 7+)

On Saturday 12th October we will be holding an open morning for families to visit LEH Junior School.  This is an ideal opportunity for girls in Year 2 to visit us, participate in activities in the classrooms and become familiar with our facilities before they attend our assessment morning in January.  The open morning will take place from 10am-12pm and no appointments are required.

In addition to this, the Head of the Junior School, Mrs Mortimer, meets with parents of prospective pupils regularly during the academic year and this offers the opportunity to see the school during normal operation.  During the visit there is also an opportunity to see parts of the Senior School.  These events take place in the morning and usually start at 9:30am and finish at 11am, further details will be provided once your appointment is confirmed.

We are now booking open events for the Junior School on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 18th September 2019 - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 25th September 2019
  • Wednesday 6th November 2019

Please fill in the form on this page to book one of these events. 

Applications to join LEH Junior School in September 2020 should be received in school between 1st March and 1st December 2019.  The entrance examination will take place at school on Monday 6th January 2020.

Senior School

Senior School (Age 11+)

The Head Mistress, Mrs Hanbury, regularly welcomes families to visit the Senior School throughout the Autumn and Summer terms. These visits offer an opportunity to hear from her, have a tour of the school with current pupils and meet senior members of staff over refreshments. 

Our open events for the summer term are open to girls in Year 6 and their parents and parents of younger girls. 

These events take place in the morning and usually start at 10:30am and finish at 12:15pm, further details will be provided once your appointment is confirmed.

We are now booking open events for the Senior School on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 11th September - FULLY BOOKED
  • Tuesday 24th September - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 2nd October - FULLY BOOKED
  • Friday 11th October - FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 17th October  - Places only available for families of pupils that will be in Year 6
  • Friday 15th November

If you would like to register for any of these events, please fill in the form on this page. More dates will be announced over the coming weeks. 

Applications to join the Senior School at 11+ in September 2020 should be received in school between 1st March and 1st December 2019. The 11+ entrance examination will take place in the morning on Tuesday, 7th January 2020

Sixth form

Sixth Form (Age 16+)

Our Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Thursday 19th September. 

Please complete the form on this page if you would like to attend this event.

 

For further information about the Entry procedure, please click here where you will see the dates related to September 2020 entry. 

Please see below for answers to a number of frequently asked questions about the admissions process at LEH as well as general questions which may be useful to families considering applying.

admissions faqs

Junior School admissions faqs

Q: When should I apply for my daughter to join the school?

A: There is no advantage to early applications, all candidates are considered based on their performance in the admissions process.  It is recommended applications are made between early March and end October of the year preceding the proposed year of entry to the school.  In particular applications seeking special consideration in assessments should be submitted in time for review by the Head of Learning Support and to provide time for agreement to be reached on any relevant assessment arrangements.  Applications are accepted from March of the year preceding the proposed year of entry to the school and the deadline for applications for entry is end November of the year prior to entry.  This year, applications for entry in September 2020 should be submitted before 1st December 2019.

Q: How many places are available at 7+?

A: There are approximately 48 places available for entry to the Junior School at 7+. 

Q: What format do the assessments take for entry at 7+?

A: For entry at 7+ the girls complete Mathematics and English assessments and may be invited to attend an observed small group activity session. 

Q: Do you recommend tutoring before the assessments?

A: We do not recommend tutoring, although, it is sensible to ensure your daughter is prepared for assessment-style conditions and to working in a timed environment.  If your daughter has never worked in timed conditions before the entrance assessments you may wish to prepare her at home for this style of working.  The setting for the entrance assessments aims to ensure each girl is relaxed and able to work at her best.  Girls take the assessments in small groups of up to 24 in an ordinary classroom with two teachers who are experienced at working with this age group. Breaks are given in between assessments. 

Q: Will you contact my daughter’s current school, if so, when?

A: For entry to the Junior School we may request a reference from the Head of your daughter’s current school during January.

Q: Do you give extra time to girls with special educational needs (SEN)?

A: If your daughter has a documented special educational need please send a copy of the educational psychologist’s report with your application.  If the report recommends additional time in the entrance assessment, then this will be offered in line with any regulations covering such areas.  Please do get in touch with the Registrar if there are any specific issues affecting your daughter’s application to the school before the entrance assessments. 

Q: Can I apply for a bursary or academic scholarship?

A: Bursaries and scholarships are not available for entry to the Junior School.

Q: Can my daughter take the entrance assessments at her current school overseas?

A: If your daughter is applying for the Junior School is a requirement that she attends LEH on the entrance assessment day.  If you are travelling from overseas and we have been notified of this, we are able to arrange for her to complete the group activity assessment on the same day so there will be no requirement for you to remain in the UK or return to the UK for a second time. 

Q: From which schools do girls typically join LEH?

A: At 7+ the girls join from a wide variety of both state and independent schools. 

Q: From what areas do girls attend LEH?

A: There is a wide catchment with many pupils travelling to school from Turnham Green, Chiswick, Kew, Richmond, Hounslow, Isleworth, Twickenham and Teddington and others travelling from Wimbledon, New Malden, Surbiton, Esher, Claygate, Osxhott, Cobham, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and Leatherhead.   Our coach service details can be found on our website.  If there is a coach from your area then there will be girls attending the school from your area.

Q: How do girls travel to school?

A: There is a joint coach service between LEH and Hampton School.  Approximately 50% of girls use the coach service to travel to and from school, although this % is slightly higher in the Senior School and lower in the Junior School.  The school is also very well connected with local transport links.  There are two bus routes that operate along the Hanworth Road, the R70 from the Richmond area and the 111 which runs from Kingston via Hanworth and Hounslow.  In addition, the 285 operates along the Uxbridge Road and the R68 along Hampton Hill High Street.  The nearest railway station is Hampton, which is connected to LEH by the 111 bus or is a 15-minute walk. Additionally, late coaches operate as an option for girls in Year 5 upwards.  These run along five routes leaving school at 6pm, route details can be found on the website.  The late coach services will continue to operate as long as there is sufficient demand to make them economically feasible.

Q: Is there any before and after school care available?

A: There is a breakfast club and a tea and prep club for girls in the Junior School, available at an additional cost.

Click here to download Admissions FAQs for the Junior School

senior school admissions faqs

Q: When should I apply for my daughter to join the school?

A: There is no advantage to early applications, all candidates are considered based on their performance in the admissions process.  It is recommended applications are made between early March and end October of the year preceding the proposed year of entry to the school.  In particular applications seeking special consideration in exams should be submitted in time for review by the Head of Learning Support and to provide time for agreement to be reached on any relevant exam arrangements.  Applications are accepted from March of the year preceding the proposed year of entry to the school and the deadline for applications is end November of the year prior to entry.  This year, applications for entry in September 2020 should be submitted before 1st December 2019.

Q: How many places are available at 11+?

A: There are approximately 100 places available for entry to the Senior School, of these approximately one-third go to girls from our own Junior School with the remaining two-thirds being offered to girls joining LEH at 11+.

Q: What format do the assessments take for entry at 11+?

A: For entry at 11+ girls complete entrance examination papers which may cover Mathematics, English, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning with each of the papers being 30-40 minutes in length. 11+ candidates may be invited for individual interviews with a member of staff. 

Q: Do you recommend tutoring before the assessments?

A: We do not recommend tutoring, although, in particular at 11+, it is sensible to ensure your daughter is prepared for examination-style conditions and to working in a timed environment.  If your daughter has never worked in timed conditions before the entrance examinations you may wish to prepare her at home for this style of working.  The setting for the entrance examinations aims to ensure each girl is relaxed and able to work at her best.  Girls take the assessments in small groups of approximately 20-25 in a classroom setting with a teacher in the room and breaks are given in between papers. 

Q: Will you contact my daughter’s current school, if so, when?

A: For all entries to the Senior School we request a reference from the Head of your daughter’s current school in December preceding the entrance examination. 

Q: Do you give extra time to girls with special educational needs (SEN)?

A: If your daughter has a documented special educational need please send a copy of the educational psychologist’s report with your application.  If the report recommends additional time in the entrance examination, then this will be offered in line with any regulations covering such areas.  Please do get in touch with the Registrar if there are any specific issues affecting your daughter’s application to the school before the entrance examination. 

Q: When can I apply for a bursary place?

A: Financial support may be available to candidates applying to join the Senior School.  You should indicate on your application form if you wish to apply for a Bursary.  The bursary application forms are made available on the website from September and should be completed and returned with the relevant supporting material prior to end November for all Senior School applications.

Q: How do I apply for an academic scholarship?

A: Academic scholarships are only applicable for entry at 11+.  All candidates who complete the entrance examinations at 11+ are automatically considered for academic scholarships.

Q: How do I apply for a music scholarship?

A: Music scholarships are available for entry at 11+.  You should indicate on your application form if you wish to apply for a music scholarship.  There is a separate music scholarship application form which should be completed and returned, together with supporting references from music teachers, as part of your application.   Candidates may be invited for a music audition after completing the academic selection stage of the admissions process.

Q: Can my daughter take the entrance examination at her current school overseas?

A: If your daughter is applying for 11+ entry to the Senior School it is a requirement that she attends LEH on the entrance examination day.  If you are travelling from overseas and we have been notified of this, we are able to arrange for her to complete the interview for the Senior School on the same day so there will be no requirement for you to remain in the UK or return to the UK for a second time.  If your daughter is applying for an occasional vacancy entry to the Senior School it may be possible for your daughter to complete the entrance examinations at her current overseas school, this will need to be agreed between the Registrar and your daughter’s current school.  If your daughter is successful in the entrance examinations she will be required to attend an interview before a place is offered. 

Q: From which schools do girls typically join LEH?

At 11+ the girls also join from a wide variety of both state and independent schools, with approximately one-third of girls joining the Senior School moving from our own Junior School

Q: From what areas do girls attend LEH?

A: There is a wide catchment with many pupils travelling to school from Turnham Green, Chiswick, Kew, Richmond, Hounslow, Isleworth, Twickenham and Teddington and others travelling from Wimbledon, New Malden, Surbiton, Esher, Claygate, Osxhott, Cobham, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and Leatherhead.   Our coach service details can be found on our website.  If there is a coach from your area then there will be girls attending the school from your area.

Q: How do girls travel to school?

A: There is a joint coach service between LEH and Hampton School.  Approximately 50% of girls use the coach service to travel to and from school, although this % is slightly higher in the Senior School and lower in the Junior School.  The school is also very well connected with local transport links.  There are two bus routes that operate along the Hanworth Road, the R70 from the Richmond area and the 111 which runs from Kingston via Hanworth and Hounslow.  In addition, the 285 operates along the Uxbridge Road and the R68 along Hampton Hill High Street.  The nearest railway station is Hampton, which is connected to LEH by the 111 bus or is a 15-minute walk. Additionally, late coaches operate as an option for girls in Year 5 upwards.  These run along five routes leaving school at 6pm, route details can be found on the website.  The late coach services will continue to operate as long as there is sufficient demand to make them economically feasible.

Q: Is there any before and after school care available?

A: Girls in the Senior School are able to enter the school after 8am and work in their classrooms or the library.  After school girls in the Senior School can work in the library until 6pm.

Click here to download the Admissions FAQs for the Senior School

sixth form admissions faqs

Q: When should I apply to join the Sixth Form?

A: Applications are accepted from March of the year preceding the proposed year of entry and must be received at school before 10th October.

Q: What format do the assessments take for entry at 16+?

A: All candidates are considered on the basis of their performance in the admissions process. Offers are not conditional on GCSE results. For entry into the Sixth Form all girls complete subject papers of 55 mins each for the subjects they propose to study at A level. Most candidates will choose four subjects for A level study.  If two of the proposed subjects are Mathematics and Further Mathematics girls may choose a fifth subject and will take an entrance examination paper in that subject.  If a candidate proposes to study Art at A level there is no entrance examination paper but they will be required to display a portfolio if they are invited for interview.  If a candidate proposes to study a new subject they have not studied before, such as Philosophy, Psychology or Economics they will complete an entrance examination paper which is seeking to identify aptitude for the subject rather than specific subject knowledge.

Q: Will you contact my daughter’s current school, if so, when?

A: For entry at 16+ into the Sixth Form we request this reference before the entrance examination in early November. 

Q: Do you give extra time to girls with special educational needs (SEN)?

A: If your daughter has a documented special educational need please send a copy of the educational psychologist’s report with your application.  If the report recommends additional time in the entrance examination, then this will be offered in line with any regulations covering such areas.  Please do get in touch with the Registrar if there are any specific issues affecting your daughter’s application to the school before the entrance examination. 

Q: When can I apply for a bursary place?

A: Financial support may be available to candidates applying to join the Sixth Form.  You should indicate on your application form if you wish to apply for a Bursary.  The bursary application forms are made available on the website from September and should be completed and returned with the relevant supporting material prior to end October.

Q: How do I apply for an academic scholarship?

A: All candidates who complete the entrance examinations at 16+ are automatically considered for academic scholarships.

Q: How do I apply for a music scholarship?

A: You should indicate on your application form if you wish to apply for a music scholarship.  There is a separate music scholarship application form which should be completed and returned, together with supporting references from music teachers, as part of your application.   Candidates may be invited for a music audition after completing the academic selection stage of the admissions process.

Q: Are there other scholarships available?

A: At 16+ there are Art, Drama and STEM scholarships available for both external Sixth Form applicants and existing pupils.  Candidates for the Art Scholarship will plan to study Art & Design A level. Candidates for the STEM Scholarships will plan to study at one or more STEM subjects at A level. Also at 16+ pupils within the school moving to the Sixth Form are able to apply for a Sports Scholarship.

Q: Where do girls go when they leave LEH?

A: We are extremely proud of the girls who leave school who go on to a wide array of prestigious universities and other distinguished career opportunities such as internships, both in the UK and overseas.  The vast majority of girls go on to Russell Group Universities with others moving to study overseas.  The girls study a wide range of courses including medicine, engineering and Classics amongst others.  Full details of the destination and subjects of study of recent leavers can be found on the website.

Click here to download Admissions FAQs for the Sixth Form

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