- Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to our website. I hope it offers you a flavour of the community that is Loreto Catholic Girls’ Grammar School.
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.
At a time of profound change in the English education system we are proud of the rich curriculum we provide, a curriculum which is dynamic, carefully planned and consistently reviewed to meet the needs of the girls at every Key Stage. Year on year our academic achievements rank very highly at national levels. We are proud to have been judged “Outstanding” in all categories by Ofsted and by the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Section 48 Inspection).
We take great pride in our international context: we are part of a worldwide network of over 120 Loreto schools and 70,000 students and have strong links with many of our sister schools abroad including India, Australia, Germany and Spain.
As a Catholic school, what makes us so distinct? I would sum it up as follows: We provide our girls with a set of educational experiences that help you as parents shape their values, their attitudes, their faith and their sacramental life. Thereby we (and you) collaborate in the creative work of God as He seeks to grow each girl into the woman He has it in mind for her to be.
Above all, as a Loreto school we seek to nurture young Catholic women who will take leadership roles in our local, national and indeed global society, women of courage who are alive to the needs of humanity and committed to making a better world - women who, in the words of Mary Ward will be ‘No half women,' and who will achieve 'no half measures’.