Life after LEH

Gateway Alumnae Wall

LEH first opened its doors in 1710, thanks to the generosity and foresight of one remarkable woman, Lady Eleanor Holles. For over three hundred years, we have been producing remarkable women who, in turn, go on to do remarkable things. Today, our mission remains the same.

At LEH we encourage pupils to become informed, bold, resourceful, and ethical global citizens. People who are valued for the qualities and immeasurable richness they bring to our community. When they leave us, they’ll join a worldwide network of accomplished women who are shaping and changing the world. These young women will become part of a fabric of relationships that will benefit them personally and professionally for the rest her life.

leh is with you for life

Attending LEH gives students so much more than a top-class education. Their time here instils a sense of confidence, strength and resilience that stays with them long after they leave. We are every bit as proud of our alumnae and what they go on to achieve as we are of our pupils while they attend school. We continue to support and champion them always.  Here some of our alumnae explain what LEH means to them and how it has continued to inspire them.

Holles Connect Magazine

Click on the covers to read Holles Connect, our Alumnae magazine, which features profiles of our remarkable alumnae amongst other news and features.

Spring 2024

Spring 2023

Spring 2022

Spring 2021

Spring 2020

LEH Alumnae Luminaries

Melanie Ivarsson, OBE

LEH 1979-1990, Chief Development Officer, Moderna, Inc

Yasmine Chinwala, OBE

LEH 1984-1995, Partner at New Financial LLP

Dr Daisy Fancourt

LEH 2001-2008, Associate Professor of Psychobiology and Epidemiology at UCL

Jay Hunt
Jay Hunt

LEH 1980-1985, Creative Director, Europe, Worldwide Video, Apple

Vanessa Kirby

LEH 1998-2005, Actor

Nicki Shields
Nicki Shields

LEH 1997-2004, TV presenter, host and Pitlane Reporter 

Joy Lisney

LEH 2004-2011, Cellist, Composer and Conductor

Poppy Gilbert

LEH 2008-2015, Actor

Commander Alexandra Pollard RN

LEH 1986-1993, Commander of HMS Northumberland

Lieutenant Commander Louise Wooller MBE

LEH 1988-1995, First Lieutenant HMS Raleigh

Jeni Mundy

LEH 1971-1981, Managing Director UK and Ireland, Visa, and former professional yachtswoman, part of the first-ever all-women crew to compete in the Whitbread Round-the-World race

Alys Thomas

LEH 2002-2009, International swimmer and Commonwealth Champion

Meena Kanagasapay
Meena Kanagasapay

LEH 1995-2006, Global Investment Strategist for BlackRock

Annie Nightingale, MBE, CBE
Annie Nightingale MBE

LEH 1951-1957, Radio and Television Broadcaster

Dr Alexis Frazier-Wood
Dr Alexis Frazier-Wood

LEH 1991-1999, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics Baylor College of Medicine

Sapna Dattani
Sapna Dattani

LEH 1987-1998, Head of Technology Strategy & Delivery, Citi ICG

Stephanie Hilborne, OBE

LEH 1976-1986, CEO Women in Sport

Mrs Justice Cockerill

Sara Cockerill, LEH 1979-1986, King’s Bench Division Judge

Katie Gollop KC
Katie Gollop KC

LEH 1978-1986, Specialises in Healthcare Law

Alison Lomax

LEH 1984-1991, MD of YouTube UK & Ireland

Caroline Bird
Caroline Bird

LEH 2001-2005, Poet, Playwright, Author

Dame Sue Owen, DCB
Dame Sue Owen

LEH 1964-1972, Permanent Secretary for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (Retired)

Lydia Beaton
Lydia Beaton

LEH 1994-2004, Chief Operating Officer, Race Against Dementia

Dr Gail Trimble
Gail Trimble

LEH 1992-2000, Associate Professor in Classical Languages and Literature, Trinity College

Jane Thynne
Jane Thynne

LEH 1968-1979, Author

Dame Lesley Regan, DBE
Professor Lesley Regan

LEH 1964-1974, Women's Health Ambassador for England

Letizia Treves

LEH 1985-1992, National Gallery curator and Art Historian


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