Leicester High School for Girls is easily missed on the London Road in Leicester. Just along from Leicester Racecourse and tucked up a leafy drive, it sits modestly on the south side of the city, in its pretty, three acre grounds. It’s not a showy school.
Don’t be deceived by appearances, however. For over 100 years the School has quietly and efficiently been educating girls to a very high standard. Not content with always having the best GCSE and A level results in the city, the School excelled itself this year by achieving the best GCSE results since 2009. Nearly half the grades at GCSE were the top grade of A*. The GCSEs are all in academic subjects too.
In addition, A level results were up on last years’ and the majority of Year 13 succeeded in gaining a place at their first choice university. This latest improvement in exam results comes at the end of an academic year which delivered an all-round ‘Excellent’ Inspection Report; a significant improvement on the previous one.
Headmaster, Alan Whelpdale, now only in his fourth year at the School, said, ‘Clearly, excellent teaching and achievement are my priority, but pastoral care is a key part of any school, and I know this is also a particular strength at Leicester High.’ Girls at Leicester High have varying experiences: Rugby Club, Boot Camp and Yoga; talks on terrorism and drug abuse, and good skincare workshops by Clinique. Don’t be fooled into pigeonholing this quietly successful School where tradition and progression go hand in hand.
Visits to School to suit parents. Please call Mrs Julia Harbage on 0116 270 5338 or email [email protected] to arrange a private visit, tour and meet with the Headmaster.14
Tuesday 7 February 2017, 9-11.30am Wednesday 26 April 2017, 9-11.30am