Welcome from the Head of LEH Junior School

Juniors in the library
5 students in their winter uniform
5 junior students running on the playing fields
Junior students bouncing on space hoppers on the field
4 junior students swimming underwater in LEH Pool

At LEH Junior School we are fortunate to have incredibly supportive parents, friendly and dedicated staff and children who quite simply love their school! 

Our school is a busy, happy and purposeful place and the girls' ‘can do’ attitude and intellectual curiosity is infectious.  We offer a rich and diverse curriculum which is full of exciting and challenging opportunities. Our friendly and dedicated teachers support and cater for the needs of every child and instil in our girls the confidence to face new challenges, try their very best and learn from their mistakes. At LEH we want our girls to be happy and fulfilled and we make it our priority to integrate pastoral care into every aspect of school life.

Academic standards are high, and we are proud of the fact that when our Year 6 girls move up to our Senior School, they take with them a set of skills and core values that will enable them to confidently and courageously embark on the next stage of their educational journey.

Our own Junior School site provides a friendly, safe and nurturing environment for the girls and we are fortunate to share the excellent facilities at our Senior School, including the sports fields and courts, swimming pool and Jane Ross theatre. A busy extra-curricular and fixtures programme provides interesting opportunities to learn something new, develop talents or simply spend time having fun with friends. We also share a coach service with LEH Senior School and Hampton School, to ensure that we cover the widest geographical area possible and many of our girls use the coach service when they join in Year 3.

To meet our friendly team of staff and pupils and to learn more about life at LEH Junior School please book a visit at one of our Open Mornings. I look forward to welcoming you.

Paula Mortimer
Head of LEH Junior School

Paula Mortimer was educated at St Peter’s School, Orrell, Lancashire and Westminster College, Oxford where she completed a Bachelor of Education Degree (BEd Science). Mrs Mortimer taught at St Augustine’s Priory for 14 years before moving to Channing Junior School in Highgate as Deputy Head, Acting Head and SENCo. Mrs Mortimer went on to be Head of St Christina’s School in St John’s Wood before joining LEH in 2016. She is an ISI team inspector and member of IAPS.

Mrs Mortimer is married with two daughters and one unruly sprollie. She loves to escape to the Devon coast – whatever the weather and an annual visit to a music festival is a must – campervan and wellies are compulsory.

When she’s not at school, or out in the rain, she loves reading thrillers – the scarier the better.

Why LEH Junior School?

See the Junior School Facilities

Lots of outdoor space to play

Junior school students singing a song on stage in Junior Hall

A large Assembly Hall used for Drama, Gymnastics, clubs as well as Assemblies.

Delicious lunches served in the large dining hall

Junior school students in DT tasting food

Specialist teaching space for Art and Design Technology

A well stocked library

A well stocked library

A fully equipped Computing Room

A fully equipped Computing Room and one to one Ipads for all pupils and... 

A fully equipped Computing room with space for coding robots

...space for coding robots

A bright specialist Music teaching room...

...well stocked with lots of musical instruments.

A large Science lab for specialist teaching.

The refurbished swimming pool

The newly refurbished swimming pool is a highlight with weekly swimming lessons.

The Theatre at LEH School

Drama productions take place in the Senior School Theatre

View of LEH Netball courts

Netball courts aplenty which become Tennis Courts in the summer term.

Athletics fields at LEH School

Pupils use the playing fields for weekly PE lessons and Sports Day

Sixth Form students doing Yoga pose in Activity studio

Senior School Activity Studio is used for Gymnastics 

Eco Schools Green Flag Award

LEH Junior School was awarded Eco Schools Green Flag status in May 2022. The Eco Schools assessor said, ‘Congratulations to everyone Lady Eleanor Holles Junior School for the great work you have managed to do, especially throughout the pandemic and lockdown. You should all be very proud of the amazing work you have done and the great application you have submitted. Well done!’

Thank you to the LEH Junior School Eco Squad for all of their great work guiding us through the application process and making the school a greener place. This is the start of an even greener future!

Moving On Up!

Knowing the move from Junior to Senior School is a big step, Mrs Mortimer (Head of Junior School) & Mrs Sinnett (Head of Middle School) share their advice for ensuring a smoother transition from Junior to Senior School. Click here to read more.