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)|
|Motto||"Women in time to come will do much"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Department for Education URN||138464 Tables|
|Age||11 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.
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.
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". 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".
Notable former pupilsEdit
- Suzanne Charlton, former BBC weather presenter, daughter of Sir Bobby Charlton
- Jade Clarke, England netball captain 2020, also plays for Surrey Storm netball club
- Antonia Quirke, film critic, TV and radio presenter
- Anna Scaife, professor of radio astronomy at the University of Manchester, winner of the 2018 Jackson-Gwilt Medal
- Nina Warhurst, BBC Breakfast presenter
- Isabella Neville, Model, daughter of Phil Neville, niece of Gary Neville, sister of Harvey Neville
- "Ethos & Values - Loreto Grammar School". www.loretogrammar.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
- "Welcome from the Headteacher - Loreto Grammar School". www.loretogrammar.co.uk. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
- "Loreto Grammar School for Girls inspection report" (PDF). Ofsted. 9 December 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2007.
- "Loreto Grammar School for Girls inspection report". Ofsted. 11 November 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2012.