Loretto School, Key Information for Parents

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Loretto School is Scotland’s oldest boarding school for boys and girls aged 0 to 18 years old. It is located in a campus of 85 acres in Musselburgh, outside Edinburgh in Scotland. The school is located 30 minutes away for Edinburgh Airport and was founded in 1827 by the Reverend Thomas Langhorne and originally was a boy’s only school until 1981.

The school It is composed of a nursery, a junior school and a senior school and prides itself on its ambition to help pupils develop their full academic potential and excel in areas of promise through a personal tutoring system. Loretto School also emphasises on the value of teamwork and community.

Loretto is an academically selective school and the admission process requires applicants to demonstrate sufficient academy ability in age-appropriate assessment, but also a reference from the applicant’s current school.

Pupil Age Range 0 to 18
Boys or Girls Co-Educational
Number of Pupils 628
Day Fees Per Year £20,850
Boarding Fees Per Year £30,600
6th Form Yes
Year Founded 1827
Nearest Airport Edinburgh
Religious Ethos None
Nearby School: George Heriot’s
Nearby School: Edinburgh Academy
Area: All Edinburgh Independent Schools

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