Loughborough High School
Burton Walks, Loughborough, LE11 2DU, Leicestershire
Girls' Day Senior & Sixth Form
|Head||Dr Fiona Miles|
|Date Appointed||April 2019|
|Girls Age Range||11-18 years|
|Number of pupils||545|
|Day Fees (Years 6 to 9)||£5,300 per term|
|Day Fees (Years 10 to 11)||£5,380 per term|
|Day Fees (Years 12 to 13)||£5,390 per term|
Loughborough High School is a top-performing, independent school for girls aged 11-18. It is part of the Loughborough Schools Foundation which is a charity committed to providing an education to cherish through a Nursery and four high achieving schools. Uniquely the schools share a beautiful campus and exceptional resources in many fields including music, STEM and sport.
Founded in 1850, the High School is one of the country's oldest Grammar Schools for girls. Most of the values that are upheld and the traditions that are celebrated have been established in the ensuing years, always with the goal of creating a wonderfully welcoming community within which every pupil is supported and encouraged to become all that they can be.
Achievement comes from a sense of wellbeing
Everyone is someone at Loughborough High School: whether competing on the sports field, performing with our world-class music department or volunteering to help others, the individual talents of every student are nurtured in a warm and supportive community that enjoys all the advantages of a single-sex environment within a Foundation of four closely-linked schools.
The High School takes great pride in their pupils' academic achievements but also believes that education is about so much more than excellent examination results. This is a school with a love of learning at its heart and where there are no limits placed on female aspiration: whether a pupil wants to be an astrophysicist, an actress or an anthropologist, the teachers help and encourage all the girls to achieve success. The aim is to develop adaptable, independent and socially responsible young women, who approach their learning with imagination, energy and a sense of adventure.
At the heart of everything lies the wellbeing of each pupil: diversity and difference are celebrated and the caring, committed staff support each girl in developing the self-awareness, courage and resilience needed to negotiate the challenges of modern life. As part of the Loughborough Schools Foundation, each pupil will be a lifelong member of a vibrant and happy family.
Pupils are encouraged to be enthusiastic about learning and the girls are supported by dedicated teachers who will encourage them to be curious, and question and debate in the classroom and beyond to help them develop key learning skills.
The smaller class sizes, superb teaching and well-resourced departments, and an overall environment that is ideal for learning, create the conditions where each girl can do her very best.
The enrichment programme is extensive and constantly evolving - ranging from numerous sporting and musical pursuits to hobbies such as chess and gardening.
Activities are offered for every age range during lunchtimes and after school. This includes opportunities for the Adventure Service Challenge (Years 7 to 9) and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme (Years 9 to 13) which help girls to push boundaries and acquire new skills. Girls can also join the Combined Cadet Force where cadets not only follow the ethos of the school, but also develop core values of loyalty, integrity, courage, respect for others and selfless commitment. All High School girls are encouraged to express themselves and enjoy as wide a range of school experiences as possible.