Lady Eleanor Holles School

Overview of Lady Eleanor Holles School and 11 Plus information

Address: The Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HF



Boys – No

Girls – Yes

School Size – c. 860 – 880

The Lady Eleanor Holles School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

The Lady Eleanor Holles School 11 Plus Exam – English, mathematics, non-verbal reasoning and verbal reasoning


The Lady Eleanor Holles School – Overview

The Lady Eleanor Holles School is a day school for girls aged 7 – 18, established in 1710 when a trust for its endowment was set up using the overplus from the will of Lady Eleanor Holles, daughter of the second Earl of Clare. Originally in the Barbican area of the City of London, in 1937 the school moved to its present 24 acre site, to the west of London.  A range of specialist accommodation has since been added; most recently a purpose-build arts centre.  The school is a registered charity and a limited company.  A board of governors oversees sits work.

The school has a Christian foundation, welcoming pupils of all faiths and none. It aims to develop well-rounded individuals while striving for academic excellence.  Alongside that, it aims to provide opportunities for wide-ranging achievement, to encourage each girl to develop her values, individuality and talents and her strength of character and purpose so that she may gain personal fulfilment whilst being a responsible member of society, leaving the school well prepared for adult life, possessed of a joy in learning and in the opportunities life offers and a belief in the values of education, civilisation, humanity and community.

Pupils come from a wide catchment area, from as far as Ealing, Woking, Wimbledon and Ascot, and mainly from business and professional backgrounds. Around two-thirds come from white British backgrounds, the remaining third from a mix of ethnic backgrounds.

Evidence from standardised tests indicates that the ability profile of pupils in the junior department is above the national average with a round a third of pupils having ability that is well-above the nation average, and very few pupils of less than above average. In the senior department, the ability profile in Year 7 is well above the national average with almost two-thirds of pupils being of well-above average ability, and almost all pupils of at least above average ability.  In Year 10 the ability range is above the national average with almost one-third of pupils well above average ability and few pupils of less than above average ability.  The ability profile of the sixth form is above the national average with a slightly wider spread than in the rest of the senior department, most pupils are of above average ability and around a fifth of well-above average ability.

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