Major Sports

Sport plays a vital role in the life of pupils at our School. Loretto has a long tradition of producing competitive and successful teams in both major and minor sports. 

The School believes in the unique educational and social values that experience of playing team sports provides, and considers participation in team sports to be very important. As a small school everyone is encouraged to represent the School in the major sports teams.

All pupils from 2nd to 5th form play the major sport of the term. Whilst the majority of 6th formers choose to continue playing the major sport there are alternative options available and these can be found under in the activities section.

There is a structured development programme in place to cater for elite performers in all our major sports, which includes specialist coaching clinics, specifically tailored strength and conditioning using state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a fully qualified strength and conditioning coach, and playing opportunities at the highest level. 

A variety of individual sports also flourish to provide all pupils with the opportunity to participate in as many activities as possible laying the foundations of a healthy lifestyle.

Loretto has set the standard for excellence in Scotland with the Golf Academy and Cricket Department


Loretto regularly produces representatives of National and District age grade squads in Rugby, Hockey, Lacrosse and Cricket.

Major Sports at Loretto

Find out more about our Sport Programme

Flick through or download our sport handbook below: