Assistance with Fees

Assistance with Fees

The Governors of Lady Eleanor Holles are committed to ensuring that girls who would benefit from an education at LEH are not excluded from entering the School for financial reasons by offering to eligible parents / guardians financial support with the payment of school fees. Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees payable, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of applicants.

The School has charitable status and the Governors wish to ensure the limited available funds are used to support parents who otherwise would not be able to send their daughter to the School. Therefore any such award is based not only on the child’s performance in the entrance examination but also on an annual declaration of income and assets.

The number of awards available is entirely dependent on the funds that are available at the time. Where the number of applications exceeds the funds available awards will be made on the basis of the applicant’s performance in the entrance examination. Bursaries are reserved for girls entering the Senior School.

For full details of the financial assistance available please see the bursary policy at the bottom of this page. The Confidential Statement of Financial Circumstances Form can be found on the Application Form page.

Joint Application for a Scholarship and Assisted Place Bursary

Parents may be in receipt of a Scholarship / Exhibition and an Assisted Place Bursary. However, if a joint award is made, the total value of the support provided will not exceed the value of the Assisted Place Bursary had a Scholarship (or Exhibition) not been awarded.

Assistance with Fees for Current Parents

From September 2016, a discount of 10% will be available on the youngest daughter's fees if three or more daughters attend the school at the same time.

Temporary financial assistance may be available when parents (or the fee payer) of girls already in the School, suffer financial hardship. Where such events occur, the parents should contact the Director of Finance at the earliest opportunity.

Such assistance is awarded at the discretion of the Governors. The Head and Director of Finance are responsible for the management and coordination of the process.

Each case is assessed on an individual basis and in a confidential manner by the Director of Finance.


The School respects the confidentiality of bursaries and financial hardship assistance awards to families and recipients are expected to do likewise.

Other Sources of Bursary Assistance

In addition to the School's Bursary Fund, there are a number of educational and charitable trusts which provide assistance with tuition fees. In the majority of cases, these are to assist children who are already attending a fee-paying school and due to a change of circumstances may be unable to remain. LEH encourages parents / guardians to apply for support where it is felt a good case can be made for assistance. Further information on how to pursue such assistance may be obtained from:

The Educational Trusts Forum 


Please click here to view the Financial Assistance with fees for new parents policy.