Loretto School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
3 - 18
Not Rated

This is an independent school and its exam data is not collected by the Scottish government.
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Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
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Day Fees Per Term
1-7 Linkfield Road
East Lothian
EH21 7RE
+44 (0)131 653 4444

School Description

Loretto is Scotland’s oldest boarding school, founded in 1827, and one of UK’s leading independent boarding and day schools, welcoming girls & boys aged 0 to 18. Set in a safe, leafy, spacious, 85 acre campus in Musselburgh, the school enjoys all the advantages of its rural setting. A small School, big on heart, big on ambition – every pupil is known personally, and can grow and develop wherever their interests lie.

Loretto School Parent Reviews

Average Parent Rating

“Avoid this school”

I am a divorced father and my son now 17 attended Loretto school. While his primary schooling was quite good and he was progressing, the secondary schooling has been a great disappointment. The school, although located in Scotland, follows the English education system. Something I always thought strange. My son has now attempted GCSEs three times and has failed the lot on each occasion. I had spent eighteen months up to the commencement of these exams writing, phoning and emailing the headmaster pointing out how my son’s reports grades were spiralling down and how we need to meet to discuss this and how it may be rectified with no result or even an answer. In my opinion, this is a very expensive school but the result is that my son will enter the world poorly prepared with no qualifications just the firm belief that as a ‘Lorettian’ he is superior.
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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.