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The Catholic ethos really is central to every aspect of school life. Girls we met agreed that they felt supported and known. ‘There are so many people we can talk to,’ said one. ‘Women in time will do much,’ said Mary Ward, and Loreto Grammar is here to ensure that that time is now. ‘We have strong girls, with strong opinions,’ says Mrs Beever…

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Entrance criteria as follows: 11 - Maths, VR and Progress in English. 13+ - Selected papers based upon age. 16 - Good GCSEs & interview.

Converted to an academy 2012.

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Head teacher

Since 2006, Jane Beever (40s). Mrs Beever came to the school as deputy head in 2002. Three years later she took over from Sister Patricia as the school’s first lay head teacher. Previously she taught modern languages at Impington Village College in Cambridge. She studied French and Italian at Liverpool University, did a PGSE in York and a masters in Leeds. She comes from a family of teachers and always wanted to teach.

She’s a leading head teacher - sharing her knowledge with other local schools (and executive head teacher of another school that’s on a ‘journey of improvement’). She’s a National Leader in Education and a member a network of leaders in Catholic education. Comes across as collaborative and quick to credit colleagues and pupils with the school's...

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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