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Scholarships and Bursaries

Academic Scholarships 

Scholarships are awarded for exceptional academic performance and the potential to excel. They are not means-tested and those funded by the School provide between 5% - 25% of the School fees. We also work closely with the Sir Thomas White Trust, who have provided us with several Sixth Form Scholarships of up to 100% over recent years. 

Being a scholar of the School carries with it expectations and responsibility. Scholars are expected to take a responsible approach to their academic studies and participate fully in the life of the School. 

The following scholarships are offered by the Senior School:

The Alumnae Scholarship for Year 7 entry - New for September 2022. Applications now open 

For new students joining LHS into Year 7 in September 2022

The Headmaster's Scholarships for Year 7 entry - Applications for 2022 entry are now closed 

For existing Year 6 students or those entering Year 7

The Year 10 Headmaster's Scholarship - Applications for 2022 entry are now closed 

For 2022 these scholarships will be available for new students joining LHS for Year 10

The Sir Thomas White Scholarship for Sixth Form

For the past six 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 Scholarship, which is 100% fees-only funded for two years. 

Music Scholarships - Applications for 2022 are now closed 

Music Scholarships are open to all pupils in Year 6 and above. Scholarships are awarded annually and will take the form of a 5% fee reduction. 


Applications can now be made for September 2023 entry. Applications must be made by Thursday 5 January 2023

Bursaries provide means-tested assistance for families who otherwise would not be able to consider an independent education for their daughter. 

Leicester High 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.