Loretto School’s outstanding academic achievement and rigour has been recognised
by one of the country’s leading independent schools’ web sites,
‘BestSchools.co.uk’. The web site attracts just under 1 million visitors a
year, and is a source of crucial information for families searching for the
United Kingdom’s finest educational institutions.
Such has been Loretto’s remarkable recent rise in the academic league tables,
the school has been given the accolade of one of the ‘Top Scottish Boarding
Schools’, appearing in the top 5 academic schools table.
Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School, said, “We are
delighted with this accolade and is due, in no small part, to the hard work and
determination of both pupils and staff. Of course, there is much more to life
at Loretto than examinations and league table positions. However, in an
increasingly competitive world, it is so very important that pupils achieve to
the very best of their ability, both inside and outside the classroom.”
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.
Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school,
Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and
emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit.