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.
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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.
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.