Sixth Form Dress Code

In Sixth Form you are expected to dress smartly and suitably and always comply with the agreed dress code.  Remember, we look to you to set an example to the students lower down the school.

  • Dark navy, grey or black plain or pinstriped suit as follows:
  • Single breasted jacket
  • Tailored trousers fitted to the waist.  Dropped waist / hipsters are not permissible. It is not acceptable for bare midriffs to be on show. Trousers should not be above ankle length and a belt should not be worn
  • Skirts may be tailored / pencil / flared or A line to just below / above the knee.  Skirts must fit to the waist.  It is not acceptable for midriffs to be on show.
  • An optional dark navy / black / grey jumper (not a sweatshirt or hoodie) or cardigan for winter wear under jackets.
  • Please note that cardigans and jumpers are not acceptable alternatives to the suit jacket.
  • Plain white shirt of student’s own choice.  Please note: shirt must have a collar and front buttons.
  • T shirts / pull-on tops are not permissible.  Shirts must be fitted if worn outside skirt or trousers, and must not be visible below the jacket.  Sleeves may be short, 3/4 length or long.
  • Dark navy or black opaque tights with skirts.
  • Suitable low-heeled navy or black shoes with skirts.
  • Suitable low-heeled navy or black shoes or ankle boots with trousers. Casual shoes of any description are not permissible, including Vans or Converse pumps.
  • Plain dark coat (Please note coats are not for wear inside school and you will be asked to remove them).
  • Plain dark scarf.
  • Large items/copious amounts of jewellery are not permissible. A cross and chain or simple chain may be worn at the neck.  A simple chain bracelet or bangle may be worn.  Students are required to restrict themselves to one pair of earrings (hoop and drop earrings are not permissible on the grounds of health and safety).  Students with visible body piercings will be required to remove studs.
  • Hair must be neat and neutral. Extreme hair styles and clours are not allowed.
  • Please note that Loreto Grammar School reserves the right to change the code of dress at our discretion and that all decisions about what is and is not acceptable remain with the school.

September 2020


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Posted on: 22/10/2021

Summer School 2021

Loreto was delighted to provide an optional Summer School funded by the Department for Education to support pupils in making up for education missed during the Covid-19 pandemic. This was a welcome opportunity to offer all new year 7 students an insight into the Loreto Community and also additional support for some of our Year 10 students to recover lost curriculum and prepare for year 11. Year 7 Summer School A choice of 2 different weeks were offered to all incoming Year 6 students (our new Year 7) and this flexibility, together with the overwhelming support from parents and carers, ensured a take up of more than 87% of the year group. With the help of staff and sixth form students the aim of the weeks was to support the transition from primary school to secondary school. We gave the new students an opportunity to experience the school environment and ethos without the daunting aspect of many other students. The students were split into groups, to facilitate greater social interaction and allow new friendships to be formed.  In a very short space of time, we saw their confidence grow along with their awareness of the Loreto community.   The students were fortunate to be able to experience many different aspects of a secondary school curriculum. Over the course of the Summer School two weeks, pupils were able to engage in a mixture of academic and enrichment activities in Science, Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Music workshops, Creative Arts, Languages and even an indoor planetarium. The students also grew their talents and explored the arts and this will lead to their Arts Award qualification during 2021/22. An enlightening experience for the whole Loreto community – both staff and pupils alike.    The students also had the invaluable opportunity to meet new peers and get to know each other in their new setting, particularly during their free time at break and lunch. The students also had tours of the school to prepare them ahead of the start of the academic year, guided by a sixth former perspective.   Feedback from students and parents\carers   “I just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You for hosting a wonderful summer school last week. My daughter had an awesome week meeting new friends, exploring the school and of course learning lots!  It really was a fabulous week and now she is excited and ready for September.  Please pass on our thanks to the teachers, sixth-formers and all the staff.”  “I'd also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the staff involved in putting on this week. It has been great for the girls to get the chance to feel a bit more comfortable in their new surroundings and start making new friends. After a long and testing academic year it really is very generous of so many people to volunteer their time. “  Year 10 Summer School The Year 10 summer school in English offered provision for students to benefit from additional support in both English Language and English Literature. This included some revision of key skills including language analysis and reading strategies and introductory work on a set text in English Literature. It enabled some diagnosis of student's needs in order to inform an ongoing programme of support throughout year 11. Summer School Funding Funds Claimed from the Department for Education (695 student days of summer school) £39,485 NB Loreto delivered the summer school at 5% less than the DfE allocation of £299 per student per week with an actual average cost of £285 Costs:- Staffing – including all oncosts for 36 external and internal teaching and support staff (11 days of summer school delivered) £18,506 Daily refreshments and lunch for all attendees £3,740 Special activities – hire of planetarium £590 Educational resources for all subjects taught (including full moderation and certification of the Arts Award) £7,027 Educational resources – including allowable investment in technology and equipment (demonstrating good value for money as this will be used subsequently for the long term benefit of the pupils) £7,649 Other – site costs and cleaning £1,973 Total Cost £39,485  Read More
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