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Loreto Preparatory School

Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom WA14 4GZ

Age Range & Fees

Age Range3 to 11
Annual Day Fees£6570 to £6570
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£0 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Day160
0Full Board0
0Weekly0
0Total160

Number of Staff

Full-time: 15
Part-time: 9

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

Mrs A Roberts


Loreto Preparatory School, founded in 1909, is a modern, purpose-built school (1971) standing in pleasant grounds and offering an all-round education by well qualified staff. Religious education and moral training are central to our teaching, based on Gospel principles. Our recent Independent Schools Inspection stated that the school ‘maintains its traditional values, yet incorporates some modern thinking in the curriculum’.

Music plays an important part in the life of the school. All aspects of class music are taught by a specialist. We have a school orchestra, and private individual lessons are available in most instruments. The children's dramatic ability and interest are developed through class lessons, theatre visits and regular productions. Gymnastics, swimming, netball and athletics, taught by a PE specialist, rate high in our physical education programme and the school participates fully in local and national competitions.

Our ICT facilities are excellent and include a computer suite with Broadband technology. There is a well-stocked, computerised library, allowing pupils to select, issue and return their own books. Each class has an interactive whiteboard.

The Junior curriculum includes Latin and touch typing, with Mandarin Chinese in Year 6. We offer a wide range of extra curricular activities.

Of equal importance is social development and each child is encouraged to reach his or her full potential and to care for others.

Loreto is a Catholic independent school and is one of many Loreto schools built on the foundations laid by Mary Ward, foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, according to the vision of St Ignatius of Loyola.

Visits to the school are welcome by appointment. Admission at 3+ is usually by interview and by interview and Entrance Examination for those wishing to join at 7+. The school is also registered with Trafford's Sure Start Early Years.
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    What we offer

    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • ICT
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cross-country
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Adventure training
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • Experience of gifted children
    • School bus service
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia
    • MLD
    • Delicate/Medical
    • Epilepsy

    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Interview
    • Registration
    • Visit school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

      Accreditations and Affliations:

      • CISC
      • ISA Independent

      Religious Affliations:

      • Roman Catholic


      Teaching Languages:

      • English
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