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Loretto School

East Lothian

School Information

Girls and Boys

Day & Boarding

3 - 18

Dr Graham R W Hawley

Coeducational , Nursery, Junior and Preparatory, Senior, All Through,

Contact Details

1 - 7 Linkfield Road,
Musselburgh EH21 7RE

0044 (0)131 653 4444

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School Description

Founded in 1827, Loretto is Scotland’s first boarding school. Today an independent boarding and day school, it welcomes just over 500 girls and boys from 3 to 18 years.

Set in a safe, leafy 85-acre campus just six miles from Edinburgh, the first thing you notice when you enter Loretto's campus is the warmth and energy of both pupils and staff. Relationships are marked by kindness, care and respect; a truly special environment for providing the confidence and know-how to thrive in life after Loretto.

Following the English curriculum of GCSEs, A-Levels, and more recently, BTECs, more than nine pupils out of ten achieve places at their chosen onwards destination—many attending top universities such as, Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Newcastle, and Durham, as well as American universities.

With its superb location on Scotland's Golf Coast, Loretto also has a strong tradition of top-level golf. The School's Golf Academy is regarded as one of Europe's leading golf academies where pupils can develop their sporting talent in tandem with an exceptional education.

Ultimately, to really understand the warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes Loretto different, you have to experience the School in person. So please come along for a visit—you will soon see why our pupils are so proud to be called Lorettonians.


National 5, iGCSE, GCSE, A Level, AS Level

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