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Loretto School

Co-ed

Full Boarding Day Boarding Occasional Boarding

Musselburgh

Lothian

Loretto School

Introduction

A small School, big on heart, big on ambition - Scotland’s oldest boarding school, founded in 1827. - One of UK’s leading independent boarding and day schools, welcoming girls and boys aged 0 to 18. - Set in a safe, leafy, spacious, 85 acre campus in Musselburgh; the school enjoys all the advantages of its rural setting. - Globally connected, with the convenience and opportunities of being just 9 kilometres / 6 miles from Edinburgh, its international airport, rail and road networks. - Offering the traditional British / English curriculum of GCSEs and A-levels, and ranked in the top 7% of schools nationally for A-level. - 97% of pupils enter the University of their choice, such as Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, and Durham. - Welcoming about 600 pupils, 400 in the Senior School, 200 in the Junior School and Nursery. - An excellent staff to pupil ratio (1:7). - Boarders (75% of Senior School pupils) reside in six Houses with all they need to feel at home and benefit from excellent pastoral care. - Every pupil is known personally, and can grow and develop wherever their interests lie. - A distinctive emphasis on the full development of the individual in mind, body and spirit. - Exceptional facilities, bespoke to learning and teaching, sport, drama, dance, art and music. - A dedicated Sixth Form Centre - Extensive Sports programme with specialised coaches in major sports including Cricket, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby and more - An industry-leading Golf Academy with indoor and outdoor centres, providing every pupil with an unmatched opportunity to develop their talent.

Contact Details

School

Dr Graham R W Hawley, BSc Hons, PGCE, PhD

Telephone

1 - 7 Linkfield Road
Musselburgh
Lothian
EH22 7RE

Admissions

Email

Ms Claire Floquet

Entrance Requirements

Loretto School’s Admissions procedure aims to ensure that boys and girls who join Loretto are able to be happy, successful and secure within its academic, cultural and pastoral environment, whether they are boarders or day pupils. Senior School - Applications are accepted for entry into most years in the School except Upper Sixth (Year 13). Junior School - Pupils can enter at the age of 5 and are prepared for entrance and scholarship assessments, mostly to Loretto Senior School at 12+. Pre-School - Children aged 3 to 5 will be welcomed from the start of Academic Year 2019/20. 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. Loretto is academically selective but also recognises the central value of co-curricular activities, and enthusiasm in these fields is expected and encouraged.

Key Facts

Boys Start Age
0
Boys End Age
18
Girls Start Age
0
Girls End Age
18
Fees per Term
£
3060
-
11420
Fees per Year
£
9180
-
34260

Results

GCSE

A/A*
Grade Boundary 9-7

40%

A - C
Grade Boundary 6-4

81%

A Level

A/A*

37%

A - C

63%
NB: Overall Grade Boundaries vary between Examining Boards and Subjects. Percentage grades are rounded up to full numbers
We aim to ensure the accuracy of results, but for consistency we do advise that you confirm statistics with the listed Independent School.

Further Information

Boy/Girl Mix
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
School Setting
Rural
Out of Sequence Entry
Financial Assistance
Language Assistance
Special Needs Assistance
Bus Service

Headmaster / Headmistress

Dr Graham R W Hawley, BSc Hons, PGCE, PhD

Out of Sequence Entry

Pupils can join Loretto School in out of sequence years, such as Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Financial Assistance

Loretto School offers Scholarships, Bursaries, Sibling Discounts, and you should contact the school to see if you are eligible.

Special Needs Assistance

Literacy, Numeracy, Study Skills, Individual Support Learning needs

Loretto School Website

For more in-depth information about Loretto School you can visti their website.

Out of Sequence Entry

Pupils can join Loretto School in out of sequence years, such as Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Financial Assistance

Loretto School offers Scholarships, Bursaries, Sibling Discounts, and you should contact the school to see if you are eligible.

Special Needs Assistance

Literacy, Numeracy, Study Skills, Individual Support Learning needs