1710 Society

Join the 1710 Society and help change a life

Philanthropy has played a vital role at LEH since its inception in the early 18th century when the Honourable Anne Watson chose to use an ‘overplus' from the Will of Lady Eleanor Holles to set up a school to educate 50 poor girls in the east end of London. This early philanthropic gesture paved the way for other generous supporters throughout the school's history, and a culture of giving continues today.     


Thanks in part to generous donations from 1710 Society members
and others, this year we are able to support 67 students, with over 70% of these holding full bursaries. An LEH bursary not
only covers the fees of students throughout their time at LEH,
it also covers associated costs. Demand for bursaries is greater
than ever and we have set ourselves the ambitious target of supporting 100 pupils by 2025.

LEH bursary holders have gone on to study at Oxford, Bristol, Exeter, Royal Holloway, UCL, Nottingham and Imperial, with six students choosing to read Medicine in the past three years. Former bursary beneficiaries are now working as junior doctors, barristers and teachers. They are all dedicated to passing on the benefits of the LEH education they received.                      



We are inviting you to join the 1710 Society today by setting up a regular gift. Please help us give more students the opportunity of a life changing education at this remarkable school.

Mrs Hanbury looks forward to welcoming 1710 Society members to special events throughout the School year.

If 100 people gave £17.10 a month, with gift aid, it would cover the cost of 1 new bursary student

If 75 people give £171 a month, with gift aid, it would cover the cost of 10 new bursary students


The Difference an leh bursary can make

We will acknowledge your donation as soon as we receive your first payment.

Thank you for your support.


There are no words to describe the impact that the school has had on me, so it must suffice to say that it made me who I am today.
georgia galton ayling - LEH 2006-2013