Frequently Asked Questions
The School Day
Junior Department: EYFS to Year 5
The Junior Department is open from 7.30am for Before School Care and lessons start at 8.25am.
The Junior Department day ends at 3.00pm/3.20pm. After Care in the Junior Department runs until 6.00pm.
The Senior School is open from 7.30am and girls can arrive between 7.30am and 8.20am and go straight to their form room.
Senior School closes at 3.45pm.
Late Supervision runs in the Senior School until 6.00pm.
You can find our full uniform lists online
A School bag (Junior Department girls receive this on their first day and it is charged to their account), water bottle, fruit snack and stationery (from Year 3).
You will need to bring a School bag with your blue labcoat, a water bottle and a pencil case.
In your pencil case you will need:
- pen (blue/black) – cartridge/fibre-tipped/gel pen NOT ballpoint
- rubber / ink eraser
- coloured pencils
- glue stick
- maths set
- gel pens/fineliners/highlighters (optional)
Please mark everything with your name or initials, so that your things can be returned to you easily. You are welcome to have a notebook of your own to jot things in.
Information on the curriculum for each year group can be found in the relevant website section for that School stage.
What Extracurricular clubs do you run?
You can find information about our Extracurricular Clubs in the Juniors and our Enrichment programme in the Seniors, using the links below:
School lunches are included in the fees for the Junior Department and menus can be found at leicesterhigh.co.uk/lunch
In the Senior School, we offer daily hot and cold options. Senior School girls can pay for their lunches using their SQuid card, our contactless payment system, or request they are added to your account.
We also have a 'Tuck Shop' which provides sandwiches and snacks at break time and lunchtime which your daughter will be able to buy using her SQuid card.
Your daughter will be provided with her SQuid card when she starts at LHS.
Our term dates can be found online at leicesterhigh.co.uk/term-dates
We also have an online calendar leicesterhigh.co.uk/school-calendar where key activities and events during the academic year are listed.
We post regular updates on our social media accounts and on the School website.
In addition to this, we send regular newsletters and parents are also signed up to our School Comms system which will ensure you receive all relevant letters to your inbox - please make sure we have your most up-to-date details.
You can access letters that have been set on the parent section of our website using username:email@example.com and Password: lancaster
You will be updated on your daughter's progress during Parents' Evenings and through reports. We are keen to involve our parents in School life and run parental events throughout the year.
Fee invoices are issued before the beginning of each term ie August for the Autumn Term, December for the Spring Term and March/April for the Summer Term.
Details of fees and additional costs can be found online at leicesterhigh.co.uk/fees
Details of Junior, Senior and Support staff can all be found at leicesterhigh.co.uk/staff.
If you wish to call the School, our telephone number is 0116 270 5338 and our Reception team will be happy to help you.