Loretto School

Co-educational day, flexi and boarding school in Musselburgh, East Lothian

Founded in 1827, Loretto is Scotland’s first boarding school. Today an independent boarding, flexi and day school, it welcomes girls and boys from 3 to 18 years. Set in a safe, leafy 85-acre campus just six miles from Edinburgh, Loretto enjoys all the advantages of this rural setting while being globally connected.

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A small school, big on heart, big on ambition.

Welcoming just over 500 pupils, the first thing you notice when you enter Loretto’s campus is the warmth and energy of both pupils and staff. Relationships are marked by kindness, care and respect; a truly special environment for providing the confidence to thrive in life beyond Loretto.

Loretto, with its superb location on Scotland’s Golf Coast, has a strong tradition of top-level golf. The school’s surrounding area of East Lothian offers a choice of magnificent links courses, and in 2002 this tradition blossomed into The Golf Academy. The Academy is now regarded as one of Europe’s leading golf academies where pupils can develop their sporting talent in tandem with an exceptional education. Directed by a team of top-class PGA Professional coaches, Loretto offers golfers access to state-of-the-art practice centres, with innovative practice facilities and an abundance of local, accessible golf courses.

The enormous range of co-curricular activities offered ensures that each pupil can grow and develop wherever their interests and talents may lie. The School’s achievements in sports, music, art, drama and its strong reputation in sporting endeavours—both in major team sports and other sports, are testament to that.

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Head Dr Graham Hawley
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 3 - 11
Senior Age Range 12 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 600
Youngest Boarder 12
Int'l Students 100