Make a Difference

Make a Difference

LEH was founded through an act of generosity of one woman. For over three hundred years the School has offered an increasingly high quality education to girls from a wide economic background, ensuring its position as one of the leading schools in the UK.

LEH’s vision is for equal access to the very best education. Ultimately, we aim to have needs blind entry. While recognising that this may be far in the future, we are starting by focusing on the areas of greatest need.

At the same time, we aspire to offer leading edge facilities for teaching and learning that enable any girl to achieve success in her chosen field. By focusing on the individual, we aim to instil into each and every girl the belief that she is capable of achieving anything.

We deliver our vision through two core strands:

LEH Bursaries

The School provides bursaries for talented girls who would not otherwise be able to attend, enabling the School to maintain its social mix and academic strength, and to welcome into our community highly able girls whose families cannot afford to pay all or part of the fees. We currently offer some level of help with fees to nearly 8% of pupils – but we need to raise funds continually to cover the cost of their places.

LEH Capital Projects

From the School’s founding, our buildings and spaces have been enhanced through the generosity of alumnae and supporters. In recent years, philanthropic gifts to the School have helped us to develop major projects, including the Arts Centre and the soon to be opened Gateway Building.

The need for our work

The School has no historic endowment, so its success and accessibility depends on the generosity of supporters.

Our achievements

Over the past few years, our community has raised over £375,000 to support the Bursary Fund.

The Friends of LEH have generously given £83,000 to provide equipment our new Gateway Building.

LEH’s fundraising plans for the future

  • We aim to expand our bursary scheme to enable us to offer bursary support to 10% of students
  • We will continue to ensure our facilities are leading edge across all departments and in all areas of school life.

How you can help

We appreciate every gift, however large or small.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit the making a gift page. 

or contact our Development Director, Jenny Blaiklock, by email or phone: 020 8783 9806

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 Fundraising Regulator's Code of Practice can be found by clicking on this link