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Loyola Preparatory School, Essex

School Details
103 Palmerston Road,
Buckhurst Hill,
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 20 8504 7372
Fax: +44 20 8505 5361

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P G Nicholson, BEd (London)

Admissions Secretary:
Mrs Jackie Long

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Roman Catholic
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 11
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Entry test or exam, Visit school, Trial day at school, This is a non-selective school, Taster days, Report from previous school, Interview, Please apply to school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Teaching, Siblings, Roman Catholics, Means tested bursaries, Means tested assisted places, Financial need, Academic

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Latin
  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Touch rugby
  • Adventure training
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Drama productions
  • Sailing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
Head PhotoLoyola Preparatory School is a long established school educating boys for over a century, originally as part of St Ignatius College. As a caring Catholic School it welcomes boys of all denominations offering a weekly mass to celebrate faith, ethos and values.

As a boy's only school, Loyola focuses its teaching techniques to harness the attention of boys by applying the extensive studies made into 'the ways boys learn best'. These practices encourage greater stimulation and enjoyment which is demonstrated by their overall behaviour and results.

Loyola has a high teacher to pupil ratio, facilitated by enthusiastic and committed teachers, supported by a generous quota of quality teaching assistants.

Loyola boys are encouraged to be kind and respect each other, with the older boys acting as role models for the younger boys. Year 6 boys are given "Prefect" responsibilities as well as the opportunity to be elected to the position of "Head Boy" and "Deputy Head Boy". All boys regularly take part in community events including fund raising for national and local charities.

Loyola supports their boy's progression for the next step in their learning journey by preparing them for entrance and scholarship exams with English and Maths being taught in small ability sets from year 3 upwards.

The curriculum covers all the normal primary subjects and includes German, science and computer studies. There are schola, choir and orchestra opportunities available in school, with additional tuition for piano, strings, woodwind, brass and guitar.

Loyola is proud of its range of sporting activities for the boys, aided by a large all weather pitch onsite. Sporting activities include soccer, cricket, rugby, swimming, athletics and sailing (year 6) of which many are available during the school day and others offered as an after school club.

During their time at the school, Loyola boys experience a wide range of trips and activities including a 5 day trip to Normandy (year 6),a 3 day trip to Kingswood in Norfolk (year 4), together with many day trips across the school years selected to stimulate and enrich their learning experience.

The school prospectus is available on the school website and prospective parents are welcome to telephone for an appointment to be given a personal tour of the school.

The school prospectus is contained within its website. Parents are welcome to telephone to arrange tours of the school.

Loyola Preparatory School is a Registered Charity, number 1085079. The school is established in support of Roman Catholic principles of education.

"Loyola Preparatory is an outstanding school with a Catholic ethos which is based on the principles and characteristics of Ignation education" - Diocese Of Brentwood Inspection Report Jan 2014.
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