Christmas Draw

Dec 4th / The Christmas Grand Draw will take place after the Carol Service at school on Monday 15th December.  A reminder of this year’s great prizes: 1st – Google Nexus 9 Tablet 2nd – £200 John Lewis Voucher 3rd – £100 New Look Voucher 4th – Vivienne Westwood handbag Read More...


Careers Day

Nov 27th / Wednesday was Careers Day here at Loreto: a variety of professionals visited the school in order to discuss their occupations with our students.  During their PSHE lesson, Year 9 students all visited them in the studio and started to get more of a feel for what sort of careers might appeal Read More...


Year 7 Geography

Nov 17th / Mrs Hyslop was really impressed to find herself being given some poems without prompting at the end of one of a Year 7 lesson.  “I’ve been inspired by Geography”, said Isabel Woodley “so I wrote these poems …” Isabel Woodley poems


Presentation of GCSE certificates

Nov 16th / Last Tuesday evening we were delighted to award GCSE certificates to the pupils who sat their exams in June. The certificates were presented by Mrs Charlotte Avery, who is the Headteacher of a Mary Ward school in Cambridge.  She reminded all the pupils that they are the embodiment of Read More...


Mile Run results

Nov 12th / Over the last couple of weeks, pupils have been taking part in an inter-form “Mile run” competition around the school grounds.  All pupils are expected to take part, and each tutor group is awarded a placing based on the overall performance of everyone within it.  The results can be Read More...


Year 7 Retreat

Nov 12th / Yesterday our Year 7 pupils visited Westminster Cathedral as the first ‘retreat’ activity of their time at Loreto.  At 11 a.m. the girls observed the two minute silence on the steps of the cathedral.  Later on they attended the 12.30 mass.  As part of the day’s activities the girls familiarised Read More...


Taize Remembrance Service

Nov 10th / As a new initiative for our school community, Mrs Smith has prepared a short Remembrance Service of poetry, prayer, scripture and music in the School Chapel at 7pm this Thursday (13th November).  All parents and students and members of staff are warmly welcomed to attend. Refreshments will Read More...


Literacy Focus

Nov 10th / Every half-term we have a specific literacy focus in all our subjects.  This half term, all members of the school are encouraged to pay particular attention to accurate sentence construction and paragraphing.  This includes: the correct use of capital letters; writing in proper sentences and paragraphs; using appropriate sub-headings; using appropriate lay-out. Further Read More...


Classics Theatre Trip

Nov 6th / Today, Y11 & Y13 Classics students took part in a trip to see a modern adaptation of the play “Antigone”, written by the ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles.  The students all enjoyed the production, and were a very respectful audience.  Here is a report on the play from Sophie O’Sullivan Read More...


Parent Support – Anxiety in Children

Nov 5th / On Weds 12th November, a presentation on anxiety in children will be taking place at Roundwood Park School in Harpenden from  7.30 to 9.30 pm.  It is aimed at parents of 3-12 year olds. Anxiety is a normal part of growing up but some children experience ongoing difficulties with anxiety Read More...




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