Scholarship opportunities at Leicester High School for Girls


Leicester High School for Girls

Like most independent schools, Leicester High offers scholarships for girls who excel academically and musically. The School, with small classes and a focused atmosphere, enables girls who love learning to reach their potential. Scholarship awards result in discounts off the fees, and this is helpful to many parents. Scholars are role models in School and are expected to take a greater part in School life.

For pupils applying for entry in Years 4-12, the music scholarship is offered, dependent on certain musical criteria. In addition, external candidates also have to meet academic entry criteria, which can be found on the website. All girls must play two instruments, one of which can be voice. Girls in Years 4-6 need to have achieved grades 1 or 2, Years 7-9 grades 2-3, Years 10-11 grades 3-5, and Year 12 grades 6+. The music scholarship lasts for a year and can be re-applied for annually. The concession discount on fees is £350 per term for a scholarship and £150 per term for an award.

For girls applying for entry in Year 7, there is an academic scholarship called ‘The Headmaster’s Scholarship’. This offers an 80% reduction of the fees and is for bright girls who are from a state school who might not normally consider an independent school. In February, girls take a scholarship exam and are interviewed. The scholarship lasts from Years 7-11. The other academic scholarship is also for girls entering Year 7, and is called the ‘Bishop Williams’ scholarship. This is assessed at

the annual entrance exam in January and those who gain the award are entitled to a 5-10% reduction of the fees. The scholarship lasts from Years 7-13.

The final scholarship, ‘The Ogden Scholarship’ is for girls entering Year 12. Criteria for this are specific, and detailed information is on the website. In a nutshell, candidates must be studying maths and physics at A level, have very good GCSE results, be educated in the state sector and have a gross parental income of less than £50,000. The scholarship lasts from Years 12-13 and the fees are fully funded by the School and The Ogden Trust.

If you would like an informal chat about scholarships, please contact the Registrar, Mrs Julia Harbage on 0116 270 5338. Or, visit the school on Open Day, Saturday 10 October 2015, 9.30am-12.30pm. 454 London Road Leicester LE2 2PP. No appointment is necessary and we look forward to meeting you.