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  • Loreto Grammar School
    Dunham Road
    Altrincham
    Cheshire
    WA14 4AH
  • Head: Mrs Jane A Beever
  • T 0161 928 3703
  • F 01619 287659
  • E admissions@loretogrammar.co.uk
  • W www.loretogrammar.co.uk
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Trafford
  • Pupils: 1,044; sixth formers: 268
  • 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 Catholic ethos really is central to every aspect of school life. It’s far from an add-on. Do not confuse the Christian kindness the school promotes with passivity though: ‘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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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, 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.

A committed Catholic - inspired by the founder of the...

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