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.

Thank you to all members of the School community for your support of LPA activities so far this year. The LPA Spring Newsletter can be found at the bottom of this page.

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. 

Our next big event will be a Summer Fun Day at the Prep School during the afternoon of 11th June. This will be an opportunity for families and our wider community to get together to enjoy games, tombolas, food and entertainment to raise money for our wonderful schools. We would love to hear from you if you would like to get involved in planning this event or can offer your help or support in any way.

With kind regards, 

Loreto Parents’ Association Committee 

 

LPA New Parents' Handbook

LPA Volunteer Form

LPA 200 Club

LPA Meeting - 23rd June 2022

The LPA would like to extend an invitation to all Parents and Carers to join us for the next LPA meeting, which will take place on Thursday 23rd June at Loreto Grammar School at 7pm.

If you haven't attended an LPA meeting before, please consider coming along to meet the team and hear about what we do and how you can get involved. In particular, we will be discussing our plans for Autumn events and fundraising.

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 recent LPA sales of "pre-loved" uniform, which raised over £1,000.

Due to the success of the sales, we are now out of stock of many items. In particular, we are always short of ties and blazers. We would therefore be grateful for donations of uniform which your daughters no longer require. Donations can be left at student services. 

Further sales will takes place over the summer holidays - details to follow.

 

 

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

ZOOM
  CHRISTMAS FAIR

Saturday, 20th November 2021

11:00am to 2:00pm

Loreto Grammar School
  LPA Meeting 2 Wednesday, 12th January 2022 7:30pm on ZOOM
  LPA Meeting 3

Wednesday, 9th March 2022

7:30pm on ZOOM
  LPA Meeting 4

Wednesday, 4th May 2022

Loreto Preparatory School
 

Summer Fun Day

Saturday, 11th June 2022

Loreto Preparatory  School
  LPA Meeting 5

Thursday, 23rd June 2022

LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
 

6th Form Leavers' Mass

Tuesday, 28th June 2022 (TBC - details to follow) LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
  OPEN DAY 2022

Saturday, 25th June 2022 

LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
  New Parents' Information Evening 2022

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

4:30pm to 6:30pm

LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
    2022 - 2023  
  CHRISTMAS FAIR 2022

PROVISIONAL DATE

Saturday 3rd December 2022

TIME TO BE CONFIRMED

LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL

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

News

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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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