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Loretto School

Loretto School

Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7RE, East Lothian

+44 (0)131 653 4455



Loretto School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1827
Head of School Mr. Pete Richardson
Date Appointed 2024
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 500
Day fees per annum £3,212 - £9,182 per term
Boarding fees per annum £8,782 - £13,485 per term
Flexi Boarding £7,479 - £11,191 per term
Average Class Size Junior 14; Senior 17; Exam Years 15
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:7
Associations BSA, HMC, SCIS, ISBA

Our changing world is full of challenges and opportunities for young people. Finding a school that can provide an all-round education to fully prepare them for what lies ahead is vital. Loretto is that school.

Founded in 1827, Loretto is Scotland's first boarding school. Today an independent, private, boarding 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 - the school is just nine kilometres/six miles from Scotland’s capital city, its international airport, rail, and road networks.

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 and know-how to thrive in life beyond Loretto. More than nine pupils out of ten achieve places at their chosen onwards destination, many attending top universities such as, Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Newcastle, and Durham, as well as American universities.

Loretto, with its superb location on Scotland's Golf Coast, also 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, and an abundance of local, accessible golf courses. With innovative practice facilities, including a nine-hole artificial putting green, several driving bays, bunker and chipping areas, and a putting studio with video analysis and Trackman.

From day one, Loretto's founder was dedicated to blending academic excellence with a wealth of experiences beyond the classroom. 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 music, art, drama and its strong reputation in sporting endeavours - both in major team sports and other sports, are testament to that.

Ultimately, to really understand the warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes Loretto different, you have to experience the school in person. So please come along for a visit - you will soon see why our pupils are so proud to be called Lorettonians.