Secondary Transfer

As a concerned parent, you will be seeking a good school with the highest standards, offering opportunity and challenge in a secure and caring community. We were delighted, in May 2013, to have our work affirmed by the OFSTED inspectors, who judged us outstanding in all categories.

Loreto is blessed with dedicated and talented staff who appreciate that school and parents must work together. This has never been as important as it is today, given the nature of our society and the pressure of modern living.

We recognize the enormous potential of our girls and we are justifiably proud of their high academic achievements. We appreciate the tremendous responsibility you will entrust to us, and so I have no hesitation in recommending Loreto College to you.

Máire Lynch, Headteacher


Admissions Process for Secondary Transfer – September 2019:

Parents who wish to make an application for a place at the school must:

  • Complete the Governors Application Form A;
  • Complete the Certificate of Catholic Practice Form;
  • Provide the school with a copy of their daughter’s baptism certificate.
  • Name Loreto as one of their preferences on their Local Authority Application Form.

The Governors Application Form A is available to download below.  This form will also be distributed to parents at the Loreto College Open Evening on Tuesday 25th September 2018.

Determined Admission Form A 2019

The Certificate of Catholic Practice Form should be obtained from your Parish Priest.

Once these forms are completed then they should be returned to Mrs S Williams, PA to the Leadership Team, by Wednesday 31st October 2018.  A copy of your daughter’s baptism certificate must also be enclosed.

Local Authority Application Forms will be distributed via your own Local Authority and must be completed and returned as required by that authority.  If you are a Hertfordshire resident you can apply online via

The Governors will admit 160 girls into Year 7 in September 2019. Places will be allocated strictly in accordance with the 2019 Determined Admissions Criteria.  A copy of the criteria for 2019 is available to download below:

Determined Admissions Criteria 2019

For September 2018 there were 433 applications for the 160 places available.

Admissions FAQs


Determined Admissions Criteria – September 2020

Following the recent consultation process, the Governors have now determined the Admission Criteria for the September 2020 intake (a full copy of this is available to download below).

Determined Admissions Criteria 2020