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Loretto School

Address: 1-7 Linkfield Road Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 7RE
Website: loretto.com
Founded: 1827
Number of Pupils:  600
Ages: 3-18
Fees: 
Senior school – full boarding: £7,750–£11,900; flexi boarding (three nights p/w): £6,600–£9,875; day (including meals): £5,900–£8,105 | Junior school – years 4-7 full boarding: £7,750; year 7 flexi boarding (three nights per week) £6,600; day £3,200-£5,525 |  Pre-school – day: £2,834 per term.
Head Teachers:
Dr Graham Hawley
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Applications are accepted for entry into all years in pre-school, junior school and senior school (except Year 13) subject to availability. Assessments usually start from Year 4 and each prospective pupil is assessed carefully prior to entry. Parents or guardians will be consulted throughout the process. The selection criteria include provision of satisfactory evidence, through the school’s own age appropriate assessment tests, of academic ability sufficient to access the school curriculum, and a satisfactory reference from the applicant’s current school, coupled with a satisfactory recent school report.  For those applicants joining the school whose first language is not English, entry is usually subject to our own academic assessment, which involves basic tests in English as a second language, mathematics and an interview, often via Skype.
Contact:
Vera Stewart, Admissions Manager
Email: [email protected]
School visits: Embark on a virtual tour – Follow our pupils on a guided tour of the school and listen to what they say about life at Loretto. Find out more from our headmaster and teaching staff about our ambition for our young people. Start your virtual tour now here.
Book your place at one of our Open Days – Open Days are held on several dates during the academic year. They include talks by the Headmaster and by pupils, a guided tour of the school, and a chance to meet house and teaching staff. Book your place at here.
Visit the school – Individual visits are possible throughout the academic year. At senior school, visits last between two and two and a half hours and would normally include a meeting with senior staff, a pupil-guided tour of Loretto, a meeting with the Headmaster and a house master/mistress, and other members of the teaching staff when appropriate. At junior school, visits last between one and two hours and would normally include a meeting with the head of the junior school, and a pupil-guided tour. To arrange a visit, please contact our Admissions team on +44 (0)131 653 4455 or email [email protected]

The Curriculum

Loretto is one of the UK’s leading independent schools, with outstanding results at GSCE and A-level. More than nine pupils out of ten achieve places at their chosen university.

Games & the Arts

Loretto is well known for its emphasis on the development of the whole individual in mind, body, spirit. The school provides comprehensive sport and arts programmes, and boasts extensive on-campus facilities, bespoke to sport, golf, drama, dance, art and music.

Pastoral Care

The first thing you notice when you enter Loretto’s campus is the warmth, energy and positivity of both pupils and staff. The relationships between them are marked by kindness, care and respect. At Loretto pupils become part of a family, and the day and boarding houses their community. Housemistresses/masters are crucial figures, closely looking after pupils and encouraging them to build a rich and varied life at Loretto.

University Places

Universities places include Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Newcastle, and Durham.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

At Loretto, we aim to know and nurture every child in order to develop their confidence and character. Our emphasis on the whole person sets us apart. By helping girls and boys to excel in mind, body and spirit, we aim to help them unlock and realise their full potential.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Set in a safe 85 acre campus on East Lothian’s beautiful coast
  • Globally connected, located just six miles from Edinburgh with its international airport
  • Excellent staff to pupil ratio (1:7)
  • Exceptional facilities, bespoke to teaching & learning, sport, and creative & performing arts
  • Extensive Sports programme with specialised coaches in cricket, hockey, lacrosse, rugby and more
  • Industry-leading golf academy with indoor and outdoor centres


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