Lady Eleanor Holles School
The school aims to ensure it is a school 'full of opportunity, challenge and friendship; a place to take risks and become bold; a place to discover passions, talents and yourself; a place that nurtures remarkable women.'
The school has some impressive facilities, with four lacrosse pitches, seven outdoor netball courts, six grass tennis courts, a croquet lawn – and some 24 acres of green space. Most recently, the school completed its Gateway Development project which included new facilities for STEM learning and the linking of the sports hall and swimming pool to the main building. The Junior School occupies Burlington House on the northern side of the LEH site and has access to all of the school's excellent sports facilities.
Attain asked the school, what makes Lady Eleanor Holles School different – and why should parents consider it?
Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) is a remarkable school. It is a school where pupils successfully combine impressive intellectual endeavour with enthusiastic engagement well beyond academia.
The students' public exam results and their sporting achievements are among the best in the country. Their musical and dramatic activities place them among the best of young performers. And most importantly of all, their stimulating and happy approach to all they do makes LEH a joyful place to study and grow.
There is so much more to LEH life than academic achievement: if young women left here with excellent exam results alone, we would be disappointed. Our goal is that LEH pupils become expert learners, unafraid to tackle new and challenging ideas, prepared to take risks, and able to learn from failure.
Our school motto "Hope Favours the Bold" sums it up beautifully – at LEH, students learn to be courageous and ever hopeful, optimistic and determined in all that they do.
Throughout its 300-year history LEH has produced many remarkable women. If you think your daughter would enjoy joining their ranks, please come and visit us. Only by seeing the school in action will you get a true flavour of all that an LEH education offers.
The school is a registered charity managed by a board of governors. Read more on the Charity Commission website.
The school was last inspected in March 2022. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.
Rowena Cole became the Head Mistress of LEH in September 2023. She was Head at St John's School, Leatherhead and at Dunottar School, and Deputy Head at Guildford High.