Welcome to Loughborough High School
A warm welcome to Loughborough High School where it is my great pleasure and privilege to be the Acting Head. We believe that our purpose is to equip girls for the lives they will lead beyond school and to develop in them the confidence and skills necessary to become valued members of society. We want them to be able to recognise and seize the opportunities life will offer them and to have the flexibility to adapt to the rapid changes of life in the 21st century.
We also recognise that a broad education, encompassing an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, is essential in developing young people who are intellectually fulfilled, healthy and happy. School life is as much about camaraderie as coding; as much about morality as mathematics. Whatever the interests of our girls we aim to nurture and develop them, whilst providing opportunities for new experiences and challenges, all within a friendly, supportive community.
I hope to meet you and your family soon.
Busy, productive and fun
Founded in 1850 as one of the country’s oldest grammar schools for girls, we are proud of our rich history and maintain some wonderful traditions which enrich life in our girls only day school.
But if that conjures a picture of a typically competitive and overly studious selective school, nothing could be further from the truth.
The place positively fizzes with energy. Our most important role is to ensure your daughter enjoys her time with us, because we believe success is built on personal happiness and a sense of wellbeing in the embrace of a warm and welcoming community.no
A girl’s only school in a richly diverse campus
Being a single-sex school means our girls can relax and be themselves without feeling self-conscious or being distracted.
But here, uniquely, ‘girls only’ doesn’t mean total isolation from boys. With a boy’s Grammar and Amherst co-ed School on campus our pupils mix happily on journeys to School, in Drama, Music and selected studies, particularly in Sixth Form. It is a 'best of both worlds' which benefits everyone.no
Feeling at home at school
We work hard to ensure that each one of our students feels understood and valued, in an environment that is both friendly and respectful.
The girls your daughter meets will be her supporters not her rivals and pupils know we are always there for them to nurture their confidence and help them work through any challenges with warmth & understanding.yes It’s as though they have lessons in happiness
Our smaller class sizes, superb teaching, well-resourced departments and an overall environment that encourages enquiry and curiosity create the conditions where your daughter can do her very best.
Our outstanding academic results and remarkable STEM successes are testament to the dedication of our teachers and the willingness of our pupils to develop their learning skills.yes They’re not typical teachers. You can talk to them
So much more than another department, Loughborough Schools Music is the joyous soundtrack that infuses life at all the Schools within the Foundation.
Housed in a purpose-built space, it is a vibrant musical hub with a constant creative buzz. From Pre-Prep to Sixth Form, every pupil has the opportunity, encouragement and very finest tuition to explore their musical passions, achieve their very best and perform at the highest level.
By any measure, facilities are outstanding. We are proud to be the only Schools in the Midlands to have a Music department with ‘All-Steinway School’ status and we have a huge variety of instrumental ensembles and choirs so every pupil gets to ‘strut their stuff’ on one stage or another. Do come to see and hear us. It really is something quite special.no
A veritable selection box of opportunity
We believe breadth in education is the key to developing young people who are intellectually fulfilled, healthy and happy.
Opportunity is our answer. Whatever your daughter’s talents and interests, all our girls are encouraged to express themselves and enjoy as wide a range of experiences a possible, from the sports field and stage to music, the arts and any number of clubs, trips and exciting challenges.no
An all-round education for rounded and grounded girls
We are an active and outgoing School that helps your daughter to develop intellectual curiosity and an equal curiosity with the wider world.
Enrichment programmes beyond the School include fundraising, volunteering and engagement with the local community which are invaluable in developing our girls’ self-awareness and social conscience.yes It’s the least snobby school I’ve been to. There’s an incredible level of care and sensitivity to pastoral needs
We are part of The Loughborough Schools Foundation
Uniquely, we share our beautiful campus with the two other Senior Schools, Prep Schools and a Nursery which make up the Loughborough Schools Foundation family.Find out more about The Foundation