Welcome to Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form at Loreto College where student life is both exciting and challenging.  Choosing to continue post-16 education here provides an excellent opportunity to become an independent, resilient and resourceful young person, ready to succeed in the fast changing 21st Century.

We are a thriving community justifiably proud of our excellent examination results and the large number of students who are accepted onto degree courses each year, including some of the most competitive subjects at the Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. We provide a wide variety of successful academic programmes. While the majority of the Sixth Form are girls continuing their education at Loreto following their GCSEs, we do allocate a number of places to external students. In September 2013 we were delighted to welcome boys as full time students, making Loreto Sixth Form co-educational.

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Loreto College opened in 1922 and we are immensely proud to be part of the history and tradition of Loreto schools. Inspired by the spirit of Mary Ward, we encourage our students to realise their full academic and personal potential in an atmosphere of freedom, sincerity, justice, truth and joy. At the same time, we aim to provide a stimulating and fast-paced environment which embraces innovation.

Our Sixth Form students benefit from having a dedicated area of the school, comprising of a Common Room and Kitchen for socialising. Students also have access to designated rooms with ICT facilities and Wi-fi access for both independent and supported quiet study. We were delighted to be able to extend the amount of space available for the Sixth Form students, installing a new kitchen and common room, as well as converting some of our existing rooms into further group and silent study space. These areas were completed in September 2016.

We encourage all our students to contribute to the wider community and as a result they are regarded as leaders by younger pupils in our school.There are many opportunities to take on positions of responsibility and leadership within our school community, including serving on the School Council, working within the Learning Support Department, leading the extra-curricular clubs and being part of the Prefect system.

We are immensely proud of our Sixth Form students and are delighted that you are considering joining our thriving, successful community.

Miss Ross, Head of Sixth Form