Senior School

A fine heritage, beautiful surroundings, excellent facilities, outstanding academic results, extensive sport and arts programmes, exceptional pastoral care – they all play a part in making Loretto one of the UK’s leading boarding and day schools.

Perhaps what we are most proud of, is helping young people develop the resilience that will prepare them for a changing world beyond school. We aim to know and nurture every child in order to develop their confidence and character.

Being a small school is a huge advantage in achieving that aim. The School is made up of around 600 girls and boys, from Pre-School all the way up to Upper Sixth Form. Pupils can board from 11 years, and more than two thirds choose to do so during their school career.

Set in extensive, leafy grounds on East Lothian’s beautiful coast, we provide a friendly and enriching environment. Our 85 acre (34 ha) enclosed campus embeds comprehensive sporting facilities, including extensive games pitches, an AstroTurf®, Tennis and Fives courts, a sports hall, and our Golf Academy, with both Indoor and Outdoor Centres.

Creative arts are also strongly promoted at Loretto and pupils benefit from an Art Centre, a Music School, a Theatre, and a Dance & Drama Studio.

Academic work is supported by bright classroom environments and dedicated teaching areas for Science, Languages and Computing. A newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre provides for independent study, collaborative group work and social space. Pupils access classrooms from pathways, criss-crossing our extensive leafy grounds.