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Loretto School

Loretto is Scotland’s oldest boarding school, founded in 1827, and one of UK’s leading independent boarding and day schools, welcoming girls & boys aged 0 to 18. Set in a safe, leafy, spacious, 85 acre campus in Musselburgh, the school enjoys all the advantages of its rural setting. A small School, big on heart, big on ambition – every pupil is known personally, and can grow and develop wherever their interests lie.

1 - 7 Linkfield Road
Musselburgh
East Lothian
EH21 7RE

+44 (0)131 653 4441

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ISC associations: HMC, IAPS, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Ecumenical

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly and Full boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 553

Loretto School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£6,320 to £11,420

Day fees per term:
£3,060 to £7,775

Scholarships & bursaries:
Available

ISC reference number:
87924

DfE reference number:
558 / 2334

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 4 to 18 (177)

Boarding: 11 to 19 (128)

Sixth form: (84)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 4 to 18 (153)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (95)

Sixth form: (48)

Additional Information

 

A small School, big on heart, big on ambition

  • Scotland’s oldest boarding school, founded in 1827.
  • One of UK’s leading independent boarding and day schools, welcoming girls and boys aged 0 to 18.
  • Set in a safe, leafy, spacious, 85 acre campus in Musselburgh; the school enjoys all the advantages of its rural setting.
  • Globally connected, with the convenience and opportunities of being just 9 kilometres / 6 miles from Edinburgh, its international airport, rail and road networks.
  • Offering the traditional British / English curriculum of GCSEs and A-levels, and ranked in the top 7% of schools nationally for A-level.
  • 97% of pupils enter the University of their choice, such as Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, and Durham.
  • Welcoming about 600 pupils, 400 in the Senior School, 200 in the Junior School and Nursery.
  • An excellent staff to pupil ratio (1:7).
  • Boarders (75% of Senior School pupils) reside in six Houses with all they need to feel at home and benefit from excellent pastoral care.
  • Every pupil is known personally, and can grow and develop wherever their interests lie.
  • A distinctive emphasis on the full development of the individual in mind, body and spirit.
  • Exceptional facilities, bespoke to learning and teaching, sport, drama, dance, art and music.
  • A dedicated Sixth Form Centre
  • Extensive Sports programme with specialised coaches in major sports including Cricket, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby and more
  • An industry-leading Golf Academy with indoor and outdoor centres, providing every pupil with an unmatched opportunity to develop their talent.

Senior School - Academic, Art, Drama, Golf, Music, Piping and Sports Scholarships are available. Means-tested bursaries up to 105% are also available.

Junior School - A range of Bursaries are available for entry to the Nippers, usually at 10+ and 11+. Occasional and Flexi Boarding are possible for pupils aged 11 and over.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump sum payment discounts

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies