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Loughborough High doesn’t feel like an academic oven nor an intellectual boiler, more like a skilfully-used slow cooker. There's palpable feeling of genuinely shared academic interests and concerns. We witnessed a fabulous teacher who described herself as being ‘as nutty as a fruitcake’ enthuse and encourage a group of sixth formers who were trying to decide what topics they wished to work on for their EPQ. There was the faintest whiff of cordite and revolution...

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What the school says...

Loughborough High School is a lively academic school which offers a traditional education in an excellent environment alongside numerous extra-curricular activities. Our pupils not only achieve very good results but they also learn to be active and participative members of the community, developing excellent leadership and communication skills.

Entrance examinations consist of: 11+ - English, maths and VR (interviews may take place where there is a discrepancy). 12+, 13+ and 14+ - English, maths & French (or another foreign language). Entry to the sixth form is by interview. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Headmistress

From April 2019, Dr Fiona Miles, currently senior deputy head at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls. English degree from Cambridge; she taught English at Habs' until her love of science took her to King's College London to study medicine. She then returned to teach at Habs', progressing through increasingly senior roles.

Deputy head Stuart Thompson is holding the reins during the spring 2019 term.

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Loughborough High doesn’t feel like an academic oven nor an intellectual boiler, more like a skilfully-used slow cooker. GCSE results 79 per cent A*-A/9-7 in 2018; A levels 79 per cent A*-B, 48 per cent A*/A, but that doesn't seem to be what this school is really about. There's palpable feeling of genuinely shared academic interests and concerns. We witnessed a fabulous teacher who described herself as...

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