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  • Loretto School
    1-7 Linkfield Road
    East Lothian
    EH21 7RE
  • Head: Dr Graham Hawley
  • T 01316 534444
  • E [email protected]
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Lothian
  • Pupils: 591; sixth formers: 149
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £16,650 - £22,875; Boarding £18,600 - £33,600pa
  • Open days: One each term.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Famous Scottish co-ed public school that has embraced day pupils to combine the best of both worlds: trad boarding with robust day option. Traditionally strong on science and engineering, humanities, government and politics (number in both cabinets recently). The golf academy is flourishing, currently number one in Europe. Music improving in leaps and bounds, with orchestra and jazz band, most of the second form (ie 12 year olds) study one or more instruments. The pipe band recently performed with Sir Paul McCartney...

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Meet Loretto School at the Independent Schools Show 2018, Stand 229

What the school says...

Loretto is a small school, big on heart and big on ambition. Its deliberately small, size allows a purposeful and caring family atmosphere. Set within 85 acres of grounds in a historic campus, it is located in the small town of Musselburgh, close to the bustling cultural life of Edinburgh. There is a rigorous academic programme and high expectations, with first class pastoral care. The school is particularly renowned for its music, drama, art and golf academy. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.





What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2014, Dr Graham Hawley BSc PhD PGCE. Previously headmaster of Kelly College, a co-educational HMC boarding/day school where he stayed for six years. Educated at Mill Hill School in London, he holds a first class honours degree from Durham University (natural sciences) and a doctorate. A keen sportsman, he represented Middlesex U18s at cricket. Before his teaching career his scientific research expeditions took him all over the world. He’s a thinker but without an ego - clever, articulate and happy in his own skin. We are told (by parents, not by Dr Hawley) that he greets all the pupils as they arrive each morning. Parents report that ‘he is very approachable and astute’. Married to Rachel (rave reviews from parents, ’she’s terrific - bright, friendly and observant’) with two teenage young.

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Special Education Needs

We cater for pupils with an SpLD - usually dyslexia. We look to support the pupils through developing an awareness amongst the teaching staff of learning differences and through supporting the staff with in-class support. Support for Learning is offered for up to 4 lessons per week instead of the 2nd Modern Language in both 2nd and 3rd Form. Timetabled Support is offered where the timetable and numbers allow through the GCSE course and AS/A2. We have two ESL teachers who guide the students through their IELTS and onto University. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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