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Join the 1710 Society and help change a life

Your monthly gift can make their future bright

The Bursary Fund

Philanthropy has played a vital role at LEH since its inception in the early 18th century when the Honourable Anne Watson chose to use an ‘overplus' from the Will of Lady Eleanor Holles to set up a school to educate 50 poor girls in the east end of London. This early philanthropic gesture paved the way for other generous supporters throughout the school's history, and a culture of giving continues today.

It is on this foundation that we have built a strong bursary programme and thanks to the generosity of our school community, we have been able to support 58 students this year (with over 70% receiving full bursaries). An LEH bursary not only covers the fees of students throughout their time at the school, it also covers associated costs. However, demand for bursaries is greater than ever and we have set ourselves the ambitious target of supporting 100 pupils by 2025, with a fundraising goal of £1m a year.

Your gift

We are inviting you to join the 1710 Society today by setting up a regular gift, which could be as little as £1.71 per month. Please help us give more students the opportunity of a life changing education at this remarkable school.

If 100 people give £17.10 a month, with Gift Aid, it would cover the cost of 1 new bursary student

If 75 people give £171.00 a month, with Gift Aid, it would cover the cost of 10 new bursary students


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Setting up a standing order with your bank

If you would prefer to set up a standing order with your bank, please use the school bank account details below and add your name as a reference.

Barclays Bank plc, Lady Eleanor Holles School

Sort Code 20-47-23

Account 40344370


The difference an LEH bursary can make

LEH bursary holders have gone on to study at Oxford, Bristol, Exeter, Royal Holloway, UCL, Nottingham and Imperial, with six reading Medicine in the last 3 years. Former bursary beneficiaries are now working as junior doctors, barristers and teachers. They are all dedicated to passing on the benefits of the LEH education they received.   

Thank you for your support

There is a long tradition of philanthropy at LEH, and it is the generosity of our past, present, and future donors that allows our School to thrive.

We will acknowledge your donation as soon as we receive your first payment.

Mrs Hanbury looks forward to welcoming 1710 Society members to special events throughout the School year.

If you share our vision to make ‘needs blind’ admission to LEH a reality

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