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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

School Facts


Leicester High is an independent, selective day school for girls aged from 3-18 years. We have been educating girls for over 100 years, and the school has been on its current site for over 85 years. In 1985 the school changed its name from Portland House to Leicester High School for Girls. In 2010, the school was significantly extended, creating many more opportunities for the girls.

The School Day

Junior Department

For the Junior Department, the school day begins at 8.30am and ends at 3.15pm for Years F-2, and 3.20pm for Years 3-5. Lunch begins just before 12 noon, and is about an hour and a half long.

Before school care is from 7.30am-8.15am, and after school care is from 3.30pm-6.00pm. There is a small charge for this.

Senior School

For the Senior School, Years 6-13, the school day is 8.25am-3.45pm, although school is open from 7.30am. Lunch is from 12.45pm-1.50pm and late supervision from: 3.45-6.00pm, for which there is no charge.

The Size and Layout of the School

The Junior Department has over 100 girls; the Senior School approximately 250, with 60 in the Sixth Form. 

The Junior Department and Senior School are based in separate buildings, on one site, set safely back from the main London Road. The Junior Department has its own hall, library, IT suite, garden, playground and outdoor learning area. The Senior School has a central gym, library, drama/dance studio, ICT suites, language computer suite, six science laboratories, art and design studio, separate sixth form area and food studies room set around an award-winning courtyard garden.

The three acre grounds of the school have tennis and netball courts within extensive gardens.

Netball, tennis, badminton, volleyball and gymnastics are played on site. All other sports are undertaken at Leicester University Sports Ground at Manor Road, Saffron Lane and Parklands Leisure Centre.