Welcome from Head of Upper School

Starting GCSE courses is an exciting time in your school career. In the Upper School, you have the opportunity to explore subjects in greater depth and further develop your individual interests and ambitions. Greater independence of study is something students enjoy and all of the GCSE courses provide huge opportunities to develop intellectual rigour alongside a stimulating curriculum.

The extra-curricular programme provides a happy complement to the academic experience.  At LEH there are countless opportunities for pupils to participate in sport, music and drama, in addition to a plethora of other activities that enable students to learn new skills, mix with the wider school community and above all, to have fun! 

The pastoral care of the students in Upper School remains a key priority. The pastoral team are there every step of the way, supporting wellbeing and ensuring students achieve the best they can in all areas of their life through the two-year journey,  We want you to feel that you can forge ahead and embrace the opportunities presented to you, but we know that there may be a few bumps along the way.  We operate as a safety net and are always there to help you bounce back. 

The aim of the Upper School is to enable students to develop all of the skills they will need for the future, in Sixth Form and beyond in addition to excellent GCSE results. We hope that students are excited about this next chapter in their LEH career and very much look forward to working with them.

Flora Ellison

Head of Upper School

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