Loreto Grammar School

Loreto Grammar School is a mostly girls Catholic grammar school with academy status in Altrincham, in the borough of Trafford. Pupils must sit an entrance exam to enter, and fulfil several other entry criteria. It is part of the worldwide Loreto community, and the Altrincham school was founded by the Sisters of Loreto in 1909. It has also assumed the status of an academy (30 August 2012).

Loreto Grammar School (catholic grammar school)
Dunham Road

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WA14 4AH

Coordinates53°23′18″N 2°21′26″W / 53.38824°N 2.35725°W / 53.38824; -2.35725Coordinates: 53°23′18″N 2°21′26″W / 53.38824°N 2.35725°W / 53.38824; -2.35725
TypeGrammar school;
Motto"Women in time to come will do much"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Department for Education URN138464 Tables
HeadteacherJane Beever
Age11 to 18
Colour(s)Navy, Burgundy, Cream and White

The school's values are justice, truth, sincerity, freedom, joy, and more recently excellence and internationality.[1]

At the school there are 1050 students and 100 staff members. Loreto is also part of a bigger, worldwide community which was founded by Mary Ward and this consists of over 120 schools and 70,000 students.[2]

The 266 students of the school's sixth form are expected to support the ethos and values of the school and show the ability to follow an academic AS/A2 level course or the International Baccalaureate course.

The school was described in its 2005 Ofsted report as "outstanding with an outstanding sixth form".[3] In its next report in 2008 Ofsted remarked "This is an outstandingly effective school. It has improved substantially since the last inspection and has demonstrated excellent capacity to develop further".[4]

Notable former pupilsEdit


  1. ^ "Ethos & Values - Loreto Grammar School". www.loretogrammar.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Welcome from the Headteacher - Loreto Grammar School". www.loretogrammar.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Loreto Grammar School for Girls inspection report" (PDF). Ofsted. 9 December 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Loreto Grammar School for Girls inspection report". Ofsted. 11 November 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2012.