Academics

A small school, big on ambition

In today’s competitive world, academic achievement is fundamentally important. Loretto is one of the UK’s leading independent schools, with outstanding results at GSCE and A-Level. More than nine pupils out of 10 achieve places at their chosen university, including Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Newcastle, and Durham. Many enter American universities – Loretto being a SAT Test Centre.

We believe the Loretto ethos gives our leavers an edge when stepping into the workplace, and enables them to enter a wide range of professions from law and finance to medicine and veterinary science.

At Loretto, all pupils, whatever their particular strengths, are helped to achieve their full academic potential. Teaching centres on the individual and results indicate that pupils frequently exceed expectations. Teachers at Loretto are passionate about their subjects, and are ambitious for their pupils to succeed. The core curriculum is supported by a wide range of academic and cultural activities, including lectures, debates and exhibitions. Academic Societies and Clubs stimulate interest and help to develop a true love of learning.

Loretto also adopts a personal approach to tutoring. Pupils are supported throughout their educational journey, and tutors take a keen interest in each child’s aspirations, achievements and progress. Sixth Formers are offered advice and support to make the transition to A-level, select the right university and career. In addition to a personal tutor, Sixth Formers benefit from a dedicated Centre, where they can study independently – a vital preparation for university.

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