Welcome to our website I hope that it offers you a flavour of the community that is Loreto Catholic Girls’ Grammar School. Loreto is a wonderful school comprising over 1053 students and 100 staff. We are a happy community, one which is rooted in tradition whilst at the same time very forward looking. I am very proud to be the first Lay Headteacher and have been in position for over five years. 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.
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. We take great pride in our international context we are part of an international network of over 120 Loreto schools and 70,000 students.
We provide an outstanding curriculum which is carefully planned and consistently reviewed to meet the needs of the girls at every Key Stage. Our 14 – 19 curriculum includes an innovative programme called Life Skills which takes the girls beyond the normal confines of the National Curriculum, giving them opportunities to apply their skills and gifts in the real world. Post 16 we offer a choice of thirty A levels. Year on year our academic achievements rank very highly at national levels. We are proud of the fact that we have been judged “Outstanding” in all categories by Ofsted and by the Diocese of Shrewsbury (Section 48 Inspection).
As a Catholic school, what is it that makes us so distinct? I would sum it up as follows: We are about providing our girls with a set of educational experiences that helps you as parents shape their values, their attitudes, their faith and their sacramental life. We are about participating in the creative work of God as He seeks to bring to fruition in each girl 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 will be, in the words of Mary Ward – ‘No half women, no half measures’.
Mrs J. Beever M.A.