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  • Loreto Grammar School
    Dunham Road
    WA14 4AH
  • Head: Mrs Jane A Beever
  • T 01619 283703
  • F 01619 287659
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  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Trafford
  • Pupils: 1062; sixth formers: 283
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 16th October 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 9th December 2005
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The uniform consists of dark blue skirts with cream blouse/shirt, tie and very, um, striking blazers with navy blue, gold, white and maroon stripes: a full classroom made this editor think of a convocation of outsize maroon wasps. Girls say they make them look like deckchairs, but we were assured, 'You get used to them.’ Focus more on relationships than rules – girls treated as individuals; exclusion very much a last resort. Impressive music – high level choral singing (Canatamus groups regularly in TV recordings), major annual concert at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Large drama studio with…

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What the school says...

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

Converted to an academy 2012.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since 2006, Mrs Jane Beever MA PGCE NPQH (early 40s), first lay head. Educated at a Catholic grammar in Liverpool, read French and Italian at Liverpool and Leeds universities; previously deputy head at Loreto. Head is also a national leader in education.

Easy to talk to and approachable (weekly drop in time for parents), humorous and realistic. Girls value her knowing them all by name and the interest she takes in them at chance meetings. Believes in providing a structured environment with clear rules but is very mindful of individuals - ‘We are a very human establishment’. Enjoys walking – ‘but my outside interests are mainly Loreto, in England and abroad!’

Academic matters

Specialisms in science and maths. Glowing Ofsted re curriculum, achievements, teaching and learning, sixth form and relationships – girls...

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