Our day and boarding Houses, a Home to nurture their talent

A small school, big on heart

The first thing you notice when you enter our campus is the warmth, energy and positivity, of both pupils and staff. The relationships between them are marked by kindness, care and respect. At Loretto, pupils become an integral part of our family, where they are given outstanding opportunities to grow and prepare for a fulfilling life.

Being a small school, with a superb staff to pupil ratio (1:7), enables us to know every child, unveil and nurture their talent. Whether day or boarding pupils, Loretto’s extensive programme is designed to cater to every child’s interests. Our full week schedule and extensive after school activities ensure every pupil will have a full and purposeful school life.

At Loretto, the educational journey extends beyond the campus. Our rural setting, and Scotland’s great wilderness, offer our young people the opportunity to take part in many adventurous outdoor activities. Whilst truly Scottish, Loretto is diverse, welcoming pupils of 25 different nationalities. This expands our pupils’ cultural horizons and inspires them to harness the opportunities of our globalised world.

Our houses, the centre of our pupil's daily lives

At Loretto, our day and boarding Houses offer more than locker space and accommodation; they are the centre of our pupils’ daily lives – the community to which they belong. Allocated to one of our six family-sized Houses and looked after by dedicated staff, pupils find a place they can call home. Full-boarders, flexi-boarders and day pupils alike can relax, socialise and study under the experienced supervision of resident pastoral teams. Houses are also where pupils take time out, where they are free to be themselves, and where relationships between age groups are natural and easy.

The Housemistresses and Housemasters are crucial figures, giving sound advice when necessary and encouraging pupils to build a rich and varied life at Loretto. Each pupil is also part of a small tutor group, meeting on a daily basis. The Tutor keeps in regular contact with parents and guardians regarding academic and pastoral life. Housemistresses and Housemasters and their teams, together with Tutors, look after pupils, with a relationship based on a blend of informality, trust and mutual respect, which we believe is very special to Loretto.

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