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Loyola Preparatory School

103 Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England IG9 5NH

Private School (Fee Paying) Boys 3 - 11 Years Day


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Mrs Kirsty R Anthony BA (Hons) PGCE

Loyola 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 Spanish, 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 Jersey (year 6),a 3 day PGL trip (year 5), 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 or you can call the office for a hard copy and prospective parents are welcome to telephone for an appointment to be given a personal tour 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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    What We Offer

      • Design Technology
      • Drama/Theatre
      • ICT
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Latin
      • Badminton
      • Cricket
      • Cross-Country
      • Football
      • Gymnastics
      • Rugby
      • Swimming
      • Touch Rugby
      • Adventure Training
      • Canoeing
      • Chess
      • Drama
      • Sailing
      • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
      • After School Club
      • Before School Club
      • Gifted Children


      • Entry test or exam
      • Interview
      • Report from previous school
      • Trial day at school
      • Academic
      • Siblings
      • Financial Assistance
      • Assisted Places
      • All denominations welcome
      • Roman Catholic
      • English

        Age Range & Fees

        Age Range3 to 11
        Annual Day Fees *11610 to 11610
        Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
        Annual Full Boarding Fees *0 to 0
        * Currency:

        Number of Pupils

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        0Weekly Boarding0
        Boys Girls

        Number of Staff

        Full-time: 23
        Part-time: 30

        % Pupils Gaining GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

        % Pupils Gaining A Level Grades A – C

        % Pupils Going To University