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Leicester High School


School Name: City of London School
Description: Boys; Day School
Acceptance Ages: 10+ and 11+


Leicester High School for Girls
is an independent day school for girls aged 3-18. It is one of the academically highest achieving schools in the UK.

With a Christian ethos at its heart, the school is open to all pupils. Traditional values of honesty, responsibility and self-reliance are encouraged, and strong moral values and codes of behaviour are balanced with a progressive curriculum that prepares girls for university and life in general.

Founded in 1906 as a Christian foundation, originally called Portland House, pupils wore distinctive uniforms of yellow and blue striped blazers, grey skirts and straw boaters. It is known by its current name since 1985, with an update of the uniform during the school’s centenary year in 2006.

The school encourages girls in volunteering and community service in collaboration with local primary schools with the opportunity to build science skills through the Science Superstars scheme.

The school works closely with a number of local nurseries as well, providing access to the school’s outdoor learning space and other facilities in the Junior Department that is located on the same site as the Senior school building.

The Senior school was renovated in 2010, and an award-winning courtyard garden, surrounded by six science laboratories, a languages computer suite, drama/dance studio, gym, library, art and design studio, food studies room and IT suites.

The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as athletics, art, cheerleading, choir, drama, football, health and fitness, Mandarin, orchestra, photography and many others.

Participation in performing arts activities and music groups is very popular among girls, and the school even provides sponsorship for the annual Music in the Park event in support of the LOROS Hospice.

Leicester High School For Girls 10 Plus (10+) Admissions

The school’s entrance examination is set in January. Parents need to complete a registration form and return it to the school with an £85 registration fee for a successful registration with additional requirements of a copy of the child’s passport and birth certificate.

If you feel the school is the right choice for your child, then consider registering as soon as possible.

The entrance exam consists of English, Mathematics, and General Reasoning test.

Open Events For 10 Plus (10+) Entry to Leicester High School For Girls

The school hosts an open day
in November and Private Tours for families who wish to visit more than once.

Parents and their daughters are welcome for the tour of the school and meeting with the Headmaster.

To book and schedule a tour, please call or email the Admissions Officer 0116 270 5338 or at

Leicester High School For Girls 10 Plus (10+) Exam Format

The 10+ Entrance Examination takes place in the morning for only 4 hours.

  • English tests will evaluate applicant’s reading comprehension and writing skills. It consists of two sections in the paper: Section A (a reading task) and Section B (a writing task). Applicants are expected to spend 30 minutes on each.
  • Mathematics tests will evaluate applicant’s ability in problem-solving and arithmetic. The questions are in a standard format, not multiple-choice.
  • The General Reasoning test will evaluate the child’s learning agility and critical thinking skills which consists of questions of a Verbal, Numerical and Perceptual nature.

The result of the entrance examination is usually communicated to parents within one week.

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