Extra-curricular and Leadership

Our daughter  has benefited from the extra-curricular activities..overall I think she has received an excellent all-round education and is in a far stronger position to make the transition to university and onwards into her future life from having attended Loreto.

Year 13 parent 

The Sixth Formers here genuinely are school leaders and role models who have a say in the running of the school.

Senior Prefect Committee

The Head Girl and Deputy Head Girls are elected by Sixth Form students and teaching staff after submitting written applications and taking part in an interview process.

Members of the Senior Prefect Committee also apply in writing for the following positions:

  • Chaplaincy Committee Rep
  • Charity Committee Rep                
  • Sports Rep         
  • Music Rep                                                                                          
  • Drama Rep                                                                                         
  • Eco Committee Rep                                       
  • ICT Rep                                                                                                
  • Maths & Science Rep                                    
  • Enterprise Rep                             

Each representative leads a team of students from all year groups, setting targets for the year and creating their own projects to further the development of the whole school. Senior Representatives report to the School’s Leadership Team and Governors.


We have a system of prefects in Year 12 who are assigned to offer assistance and support to form classes in the main school and many Sixth Formers are trained Peer Mentors or SEND mentors. Form Prefects have one session with their form every week in which they run activities ranging from revision and study techniques, to dealing with friendship issues.

Subject Reps

All subject departments recruit Subject Representatives, who work as ambassadors for their A Level subjects, running clubs for Key Stage 3 students, setting up academic mentoring and study groups, and giving advice and guidance to Year 10 and 11 students choosing their A Level options.

School Magazine

Our annual school magazine, Loreto Life, is planned, edited and produced by a team of Year 12 volunteers. They work with students throughout the school to make sure that all year groups are represented and that, in just 40 pages, the life of an academic year at Loreto is reflected in high-quality journalism.

Chaplaincy, Amnesty and Social Justice

Our Catholic ethos underpins everything we do, and the spirit of Mary Ward to ‘be seekers of Truth and doers of Justice’. In recent years, students have led a number of social justice campaigns through our Chaplaincy Group, our IMPACT Group and the Loreto Amnesty Group. These include working towards Fairtrade status, raising awareness about Human Trafficking, and supporting the rights of political prisoners around the world.


Students who are interested in a medical career have the opportunity to meet regularly through the sixth-form led MedSoc. The society helps future medics learn more about profession through presentations form guest speakers, sharing ideas and reflections on their own work experiences, and discussion sessions on current healthcare, clinical and ethical questions.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities in the Sixth Form include

  • Young Enterprise,
  • Model United Nations,
  • Catenian and Rotary Public Speaking competitions,
  • Sports Leaders Award,
  • Duke of Edinburgh,
  • Manchester Mock Trial Competition,
  • Physics Olympics

At Loreto Sixth Form you have the best of both worlds - you maintain a separate identity as a Sixth Form with your own privileges and responsibilities whilst being part of a whole school community.

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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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