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Loughborough Amherst School

Loughborough Amherst School

Gray Street, Loughborough, LE11 2DZ, Leicestershire

01509 263901



Loughborough Amherst School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1850
Headmaster Dr Julian Murphy
Date Appointed September 2016
Co-ed Age Range 4-18
Number of pupils 290
Day Fees (Reception to Year 2) £3,410 per term
Day Fees (Years 3 to 6) £3,490 per term
Day Fees (Years 7 to 9) £4,250 per term
Day Fees (Years 10 to 11) £4,270 per term
Day Fees (Years 12 to 13) £4,310 per term
Associations ISA

Loughborough Amherst School is an independent co-educational school for ages 4-18. It is part of the Loughborough Schools Foundation which is a charity committed to providing an education to cherish through a Nursery; two complementary Prep Schools and three high achieving Senior Schools: The Grammar School for boys, The High School for girls and The Amherst School, a non-selective co-education school. Uniquely the Schools share a beautiful campus and exceptional resources in many fields including Music, STEM and Sport.

Loughborough Amherst School became Loughborough’s new co-educational independent school in September 2019, however the foundations were laid 170 years ago when the school was founded as a Catholic school for girls.

Ambitious for your child

Staff at Amherst, see their role as not just to help each child realise their academic potential. They also want to help every child in the School find a profound sense of self-belief. Amherst believes that young people with self-belief are not only happier in themselves, but are more able to show compassion to others, and to use their talents to make the world a better place.

Loughborough Amherst School is dedicated to creating an environment where every pupil has the opportunity for long-term spiritual and moral growth, not to mention long-term happiness.

When pupils leave the School, the aim is for them to be confident and successful. But, equally importantly, the staff want them to be caring and empathetic young people; equipped to face the best and worst that life offers. The kind of young person you'll be proud of.

At the heart of the School’s ethos is the philosophy of their founder, Blessed Antonio Rosmini, that a 'pupil must be allowed to grow and develop as an integrated human person'.

A new and exciting phase in the history of the School was embarked on when boys were welcomed into the Senior School and Sixth Form in September 2019, making Loughborough Amherst School co-ed from 4 to 18 years. Amherst staff were also excited to welcome their first elite sports Boarders, thanks to their partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association and the Loughborough University National Tennis Academy.

Thanks to the Nursery and Sixth Form, children can develop at Amherst from infancy to adulthood. Together with the small size of the School, it creates a distinctively close school community with a family atmosphere. That’s what makes Amherst so warm and welcoming.

With a teacher to pupil ratio of 1:8 enabling exceptionally high levels of individual academic support, each child has every chance of realising their goals. So, whether a child is a high flyer or someone who might benefit from extra educational input, the caring and holistic approach at Amherst will help them grow as a well-rounded individual.

Beyond the Timetable

There is a rich and engaging range of enrichment opportunities at Amherst to encourage the wider development of each child. Activities are offered for every age range during lunchtimes and after school, ranging from dance and football to public speaking, chess and debating. Above all, it is hoped that these opportunities encourage each child to discover life-long passions, interests and skills.