Loreto Parents' Association

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the LPA page of the website. Please take a look at our Welcome Booklet to find out more about your parents’ association. We have also put together a short video to introduce ourselves to all parents, you can find links to the booklet and video below.

Our next meeting will be the AGM on 13th October at 7.30pm, when we will review this year’s fundraising, elect a committee, set priorities for the year ahead and start to plan the 2021/2022 calendar of events. You will find the agenda for the meeting below. All parents are encouraged to attend the AGM. If you would like to register your interest in attending, please e mail the LPA at lpa@loretogrammar.co.uk. We would love to see you there.

Please also take a look at our diary of events and meetings below. In order to continue the support which we provide to our wonderful schools, we need to recruit more parents to join our LPA team. Whether you can spare the time to join our committee, offer a specific skill or just an extra pair of hands when needed, we would love to hear from you. A date has been set for our 2022 Summer Ball, so please keep Saturday 11th June free in your diaries and also contact us if you could offer your skills and/or enthusiasm to our organising committee. We need you!

With kind regards,

Loreto Parents’ Association Committee 

 

 

 

LPA New Parents' Handbook

LPA Volunteer Form

LPA 200 Club

Year Round Support

Just a reminder that you can support our fundraising all year round, and at no cost to you, by signing up to Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile. Visit the links below to register and trigger a donation from the retailer to the LPA for every online purchase you make.

https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1178982-0

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/loretopa/

Thank you for your support

Matched Giving Schemes

One of the ways we can increase our fundraising is by the use of 'Matched Giving Schemes', where an employer will match the funds raised for charity by one of its employees. So if your company operates such a scheme please contact us at the LPA email address lpa@loretogrammar.co.uk

Pre-Loved Uniform

Thank you to all parents who supported the LPA sales of “pre-loved” school uniform over the summer. Thanks to your donations, we were able to recycle great quality uniform at bargain prices and raise over £2,000 to add to the LPA fundraising total. 

Due to the success of the summer sales, we are now out of stock of many items. In particular, we have no ties, only a few blazers, and have run out of the most popular sizes in jumpers, skirts and shirts. 

We would therefore be grateful for further donations of uniform which your daughters no longer require.   Donations can be left at student services

In the meantime, our online uniform sales are on hold whilst we build up stock levels. We plan to relaunch sales and invite all parents to an “in person” sales of pre-loved uniform either later this year or early in the New Year. 

 

Diary of Events for 2021 - 2022

  Event Date Location
  LPA  - AGM

Wednesday, 13th October 2021 at 7:30pm

ZOOM
  LPA Meeting 1

Thursday, 18th November 2021

TBC
  CHRISTMAS FAIR

Saturday, 20th November 2021

TBC
  LPA Meeting 2 Wednesday, 12th January 2022 TBC
  LPA Meeting 3

Wednesday, 9th March 2022

TBC
  LPA Meeting 4

Wednesday, 4th May 2022

TBC
 

LPA Ball/Dinner Dance

Saturday, 11th June 2022

TBC
  LPA Meeting 5

Thursday, 30th June 2022

TBC
  BBQ/Family Fun Day

TBC

TBC
 

6th Form Leavers' Mass

TBC LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
  OPEN DAY 2022

Saturday, 25th June 2022 - Provisional

LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
  New Parents' Information Evening 2022

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

4:30pm to 6:30pm

LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL

You can contact us in the first instance by sending us an email: lpa@loretogrammar.co.uk

Page Downloads Date  
LPA New Starter Handout 2021 28th Jun 2021 Download
LPA Invite to AGM 13th Oct 2021 06th Oct 2021 Download
LPA Uniform letter October 2021 06th Oct 2021 Download
LPA Letter to parents 5th October 2021 06th Oct 2021 Download
LPA AGM 13th Oct 2021 06th Oct 2021 Download
LPA Welcome letter October 2021 21st Oct 2021 Download

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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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