Welcome to Loreto College
Loreto College is committed to enabling you to develop academically, spiritually and personally in your education after high school. Our website aims to guide you through the options so that in the important transition to advanced level study you find the right college and course for you.
Why do I think that you should study at Loreto?
In joining our college in September 2015, you will become part of a long established academic community. Though our buildings and facilities are modern and up-to-date, we have been educating generations of Manchester students since 1851. Not only that, you will become part of a worldwide Loreto community, a member of an international network of schools and colleges spanning the globe. Loreto students join a community widely recognised for its excellence. Loreto has the rare distinction of being a Queen’s Anniversary Prize winner which the Principal received on behalf of the college at Buckingham Palace. Loreto has Beacon and Leading Edge Status, is recognised as outstanding in league table positions and year-on-year academic results.
As a Loreto student, you will receive outstanding support, whether aspiring to an Oxbridge place or resitting a GCSE course. Our Hall based tutor system provides a solid network of information, advice and guidance at every level ably assisted by our support staff, counsellors and career service.
Living and learning at Loreto College is a wonderful experience in itself. It is also an excellent preparation for progression to higher education. The intensive help and thorough guidance that Loreto students receive in the process of application to university and further study is outstanding. Loreto students aspire to and achieve places in the highest seats of learning in the country.
In becoming a Loreto student, you will be joining a highly successful, high achieving academic community. Our most recent Ofsted inspection stated that we were: “Outstanding in every respect”. Her Majesty’s Inspectors recognised that: ‘The College is imbued at every level with a culture of high aspirations and expectations’ [Ofsted]. Loreto’s excellence has been recognised in its designation as a National Teaching School by the Department for Education.
Come and look at us; you will agree that the facilities are excellent. They include three student cafeterias, IT access in all classrooms for student use, a multi-media learning resource centre and a new sports centre. Ellis and Kennedy is a £20M performing arts building, housing its own music recording studios, editing suites, media production space, television studio, in-house cinema, dance studio, industry standard theatre and drop-in Apple Mac IT Suite.
Our latest teaching block, St. Joseph’s, opened in September 2014.
Loreto’s enrichment programme will enable you to widen your college experience with a wide range of activities. Join one of our immensely successful competitive sports teams or just play for fun. Our choirs and music ensembles perform through the year. The annual college musical before Christmas and the summer play, in addition to numerous other opportunities, really showcase our students’ talents.