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When it comes to competitive sport Loughborough High is premier division. All activities take place on site and the bold new Parkin Sports Hall includes a classroom and soon to be completed dance and fitness studios. Corridors are lined with photos of triumphant winning teams ... A level results took a significant leap forward in 2020 and if that year’s national results can be taken as sound (a big if) then they are testament to the school’s success in beefing up its focus on academic achievement.  Amid the bitter controversies that batter the rest of the world, sixth form leaders assured us that all is sweetness and light at LHS and respect reigns. Indeed ...

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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 NVR (interviews may take place where there is a discrepancy). 12+, 13+ and 14+ - English, Maths & Reasoning. Entry to the sixth form is by interview and GCSE grades. ...Read more

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Since 2019, Dr Fiona Miles, previously senior deputy head at Haberdashers’ Aske's School for Girls. After an English degree at Cambridge, she went to teach English at Habs, then left to study medicine at King’s College, London and worked briefly as a doctor before returning to teaching at Habs. She ‘believed she could make more of a difference in teaching’. Promoted internally at Habs before moving to the headship at Loughborough High, where she tells us she thrives in the collegiate atmosphere, working with the heads of the other Loughborough Foundation schools: the prep Fairfield, Amherst an all through 3-18 school and the boys’ Grammar School.

Dr Miles was herself a pupil at Nottingham Girls’ High and loved the all-round education it gave her (she remembers playing netball against Loughborough). Confident,...

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We are currently able to offer limited support for pupils with special educational needs but are not able to offer any specialist teaching. The progress of pupils with special educational needs is carefully monitored.

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