Loreto is a wonderful school comprising some 1050 students and 100 staff. We are a happy community, one which is rooted in tradition whilst at the same time very forward looking. For me as Headteacher, it is a privilege to serve this community and I cherish the tremendous gift that has been placed into my hands by the Loreto Sisters. Our heritage is rich. Indeed, in 2010 we celebrated both the 400 Anniversary of Mary Ward’s founding of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and our School Centenary. Such a heritage is a source of inspiration for the future of the School and for our work with the young women in our care.