6th January 2014

Loretto School in Musselburgh announced today that a number of bursaries to the value of 105% of the school fees will be available, subject to assessment, to families of children entering the school from September 2014. This is in addition to existing bursaries, which are available to cover a percentage of the school fees. Families with children who believe they would benefit from an education at the school, are encouraged to apply. The means-tested Bursary is intended to ease the financial burden of uniform or the cost of extra-curricular activities.

Full details of how to apply and details of the next assessment day in March are available in the first instance on the school’s website, or by contacting the Admission Office on 0131 653 4455.


Candidates will be assessed to ensure that the entry criteria are met and the awards will be made according to financial need through a confidential means testing process. This will be undertaken by the Bursar at Loretto School, and will be in accordance with the Independent Schools’ Bursars’ Association guidelines.

Elaine Logan, Acting Head of Loretto School, commented, “The announcement of this bursary underlines our commitment to children being able to realise and fulfil their potential at Loretto, whatever their family’s financial circumstances. Loretto is the only private school in Scotland to offer a 105% bursary, and it demonstrates that we are acutely aware of the financial pressures families can be under during a child’s education.

Beyond the excellent facilities, small class sizes and specialist teaching staff, I believe that a Loretto School education provides the best possible all round, holistic education for our pupils, whether in the classroom, the music room or on the sports pitches. We are extremely fortunate to be able to offer these exceptional bursaries to children who would benefit from such an education, but whose family may not otherwise be able to afford it. “

For further details, please contact Mr Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs, Loretto School, on / 0131 653 4413


Loretto School

Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18. 

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