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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Fees, Bursaries & Scholarships

Fees from September 2018

£- per Term
£- per Year
Foundation, Reception, Junior Years 1 and 2 (Ages 3-6) 2995 8985
Junior Years 3, 4, and 5 (Ages 7 - 9) 3350 10050
Senior Years 6-13 (Ages 10 - 18) 4065 12195

Academic Scholarships

For Girls Entering Year 7 

The Bishop Williams Scholarships for outstanding ability are awarded to girls who are entering Year 7. Scholarships are awarded to any student - either existing Year 6 or external candidates - on the basis of performance in the Year 7 examination papers in English and Mathematics sat on Entrance Examination day in January.

The Scholarships are valued at between 5% and 10% of school fees and are not means-tested. 

The Headmaster's Scholarship

Many girls who join Leicester High in Year 7 are from state primary schools in the city and county of Leicestershire. Leicester High School for Girls has a long history of providing academic scholarships to selected girls in Year 7. We offer a Headmaster’s Scholarship which is 80% fees funded from Years 7-11 and is for an academic girl whose parents would not normally consider an independent school.

The examination for 2018 entry and details of the examination date for 2019 entry will be added to the website closer to the time. The examination usually takes place in November each year.

The Sir Thomas White Scholarship - Sixth Form 

For the last five years, girls entering the Sixth Form from a state school, and resident in Leicestershire or Rutland, have been invited to apply for a Sir Thomas White grant, which is 100%  fees-only funded for two years. The School has had seven Sir Thomas White Scholars in recent years.  The scholarship is for an academic girl who would not have the means to pay for a place normally. The application would be means-tested, and a bursary form would need to be completed. Predicted grades and a personal statement would be requested from the school and girls selected for interview on the basis of this information. There is no guarantee that the School will be able to help girls every year. The interviews normally occur in March. Read more about Sir Thomas White here:

Contact Mrs Alice Hailes, Admissions Officer, on 0116 270 5338,
for more information or just an informal chat.

Music Scholarships and Awards 

For existing year 6-13 students or those entering years 6-13 

Auditions take place annually and will be awarded to pupils who demonstrate particular potential and aptitude. 

There are three different levels of award: 

Platinum Standard Music Award

For an outstanding musician taking up A Level or GCSE music and is subject to ABRSM Grade 6 standard or equivalent level of ability and experience. This award has a value of £1,000. 

Gold Standard Award 

This award is for a gifted and committed musician in years 6-13. There are a total of three gold standard awards. The award has a value of £675.                                                                                 

Year Group Music Award

This award is for a promising and committed musician in any year group. There are a total of eight year group awards. The award has a value of £470. 

During the audition girls will be asked to play two contrasting pieces on their first instrument and one piece on a second instrument. Aural tests will also form part of the audition. 

For full details of the audition process, and for further details regarding scholarships, please email the Head of Music, Mr Matt Haynes, on


Bursaries are available from Year 6 onwards. The maximum amount of support with fees is 100%. To find out more about bursaries, please see the policy and application form. If you have any queries about the application form, please contact Mrs Edwena Mackay, the Bursar on 0116 270 5338

Bursary applications:

The Bursar, Mrs Edwena Mackay, Leicester High School for Girls, 454 London Road, Leicester LE2 2PP