Loretto Senior School is one of Britain’s leading independent boarding and day schools located on the outskirts of Edinburgh. It is home to the Loretto Golf Academy. Boarding and day pupils join from 12 years and there is a strong preparatory school entry at 13 years and Sixth Form entry at 16 years. Loretto Senior School is made up of around 400 boys and girls and about 70% of these pupils choose to board. Loretto School follows the English curriculum of A Levels and GCSEs. Teaching at Loretto centres on the individual and encourages pupils to study independently, learn at their own pace and to think for themselves – a vital preparation for university. The central curriculum is supported by a wide variety of academic and cultural activities. The enormous range of activities offered away from the classroom ensures that each pupil can grow and develop wherever their interests and talents may lie. The school’s achievements in music, art and drama, dance and its outstanding reputation in sporting endeavours – rugby, hockey, cricket, lacrosse and golf to name just a few – are testament to that.