Why Parents Choose LEH
The strong and highly experienced teaching team at Lady Eleanor Holles International School Foshan (LEH Foshan) is composed of 90% British teachers (100% Prep School) with more than 15 years teaching experience on average. Our inspirational teachers are recruited from leading schools around the world with rich British and international teaching experience. Most of the teachers hold a master's degree or PhDs in Education, a number of them are examiners of international academic examinations.
LEH Foshan’s students follow an enhanced British International Curriculum leading to the internationally recognised IGCSE and A Level qualification. High academic standards and expectations, combined with a joyful learning environment lead student to entry the top universities around the world, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Ivy League schools, etc. Joining LEH Foshan opens doors to a lifelong worldwide network of personal and professional leaders in business, government, innovation, charity and arts, is as well as a pathway to develop in world-leading enterprises.
LEH Foshan helps students to achieve native-English speaking level by teaching all lessons in English (except Chinese and Spanish lessons) and with its English Language Learning (ELL) programme which develop students’ essential skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The teacher student ratio is very low, and a class size is no more than 24 students. Each student benefits from a highly individualised learning plan, where each teacher has a firm knowledge of his or her student’s strengths and challenges.
LEH Foshan offers a holistic education to all students, with two daily extra-curricular activities inclusive of sports (such as basketball, handball, badminton, swimming, yoga), arts (design, textile and print techniques, stunning stitches), robotics, music, drama, French etc. offering them the opportunity to discover their hobbies and giving them both physical and emotional space to develop and express themselves. The ECA programme is also designed to encourage confidence, independence, initiative, creativity, and leadership and provide regular opportunities for individual and team performance.
LEH Foshan is the only Day and Boarding British International School with House System in Guangzhou and Foshan Area. To ensure student’s sleeping quality, the school was imported high quality beds and Mattress from UK. In addition to a full day of learning hours, boarding students can also benefit from evening and weekend activities and teacher-supervised evening school.
LEH Foshan Campus Project designed by Scott Brownrigg - a well-known architectural design company in UK, won the Sustainable School Design Award in 2021. The impressive campus, with its expansive teaching, sports, arts, drama, technology and laboratory facilities imported from the UK, has been designed with the needs of students at its heart. The state-of-the-art facilities includes a 4-court sports hall, a 25-metre heated swimming pool, a 400-metre athletic track and an over 10,000 square metres’ grass sport field. The most advanced IQ Air purification system from Swiss ensure the high quality of indoor space for students and teachers.
LEH Foshan is the first overseas campus of LEH London in the world. LEH London was founded in 1710. With over 300 years remarkable and proven education experience, it is one of the Top 10 independent schools in the UK. In 2021, around 1 / 4 of students proceeded to world’s top 10 universities. The students’ sporting achievements are among the best in the UK. Their musical and dramatic activities place them among the best of young performers. The very close link between two schools is not only reflecting in the leadership management but also students’ academic exchanges.
LEH Foshan Headteacher
Mrs Jane Arden has over 20 years’ experience in education, and prior to this role at LEH, she has spent over 5 years working at top international schools in China as founding Deputy Principal, Director of Teaching and Learning, Head of Academics and Head of English. Under her leadership, her schools achieved outstanding IGCSE and A level results. Jane has also worked as Assistant Principal examiner for AQA English language. Mrs Jane Arden studied at both Liverpool, John Moores University and Liverpool University where she was awarded a BA (Hons) in History, and a PGCE.
LEH Head of Prep School
Mrs Bateman is a well-experienced school educator and leader with 23 years of experience in the UK, Portugal, and Egypt. Her journey in education has been varied, starting as a class teacher, and working in many different educational settings. In 2009 she set up an independent school in the UK as the founding Headteacher and she has been in leadership roles, ever since. In her last position, Ms Bateman worked as a Headteacher of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Primary 6 form entry school at a well-regarded British International School in Cairo, Egypt. She holds a BA in Education from Staffordshire University, a PGCE from Edge Hill University and a MA SEN from Education Cambridge UK.
LEH Foshan works with expert nutritionists from Compass, a world leading catering group, and designs and delivers daily dishes using recommended nutritional standards. Nutrition labels are carefully checked to ensure students and staff receive the right amount of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins they need in their daily diet. The menu varies on daily basis to offer fresh, balanced and diverse meals which represent one of the highlights of our school day.