Loyola Preparatory School
103 Palmerston Road, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5NH, Essex
020 8504 7372
|Headteacher||Mrs Kirsty Anthony|
|Date Appointed||April 1988|
|Boys Age Range||3-11|
|Number of pupils||200|
|Day fees per annum||£10,485|
Loyola is a boy’s only Catholic school that welcomes children of all denominations to share in the religious ethos of the school.
In 2019, Loyola achieved the highest grading of “Excellent” during its Independent School Inspection and “Outstanding” in its Brentwood Religious Education Service Inspection.
With a high teacher to pupil ratio, the school concentrates its teaching techniques to focus on ‘how boys learn best’. These practices encourage greater stimulation and enjoyment which is clearly demonstrated by the boys’ overall behaviour and academic results, with many leading to multiple scholarship offers.
“Pupils develop high levels of confidence and self-esteem as a result of the positive and affirming relationships that exist between them and their class teachers.”
Independent Schools Inspectorate 2019
Loyola organises it’s teaching into small chunks and reinforces learning through role-play, physical activity and multi-media stimuli. The senior boys are real and present mentors and role models for the younger boys, with a ‘house’ system that encourages healthy competiveness but also use a range of concrete incentives rewarding positive effort and behaviour.
The high pupil academic results, sporting achievements, scholarship and 11+ place offers speak for themselves. Loyola features annually in The Sunday Times Top 100 Prep Schools listing currently appearing as the 36th highest ranked Prep School in England.
“As a boys' only school, we encourage our pupils to not only achieve excellence academically and in sports but to also indulge wholeheartedly in artistic, dramatic, musical and pastoral activities which they may not be willing to engage in within a co-educational setting.”
Mrs Anthony, Headmistress
To add to the onsite all-weather sports pitch, facilities include a well-resourced library, computer suite with both pc’s & IPads and Art & Science rooms for creativity and inspiration. Sporting activities include soccer, cricket, rugby, hockey, tennis, swimming, athletics and sailing, with frequent awards for soccer at National levels.
From year two, boys have the opportunity to join the school choir with members singing at The Barbican, Brentwood Cathedral, Oxford University, St Peter’s in Rome, Loyola in Spain and Lourdes in France.
“Loyola is an exceptional school with the Catholic Life of the School being outstanding because the well-being and personal and spiritual development of pupils and staff is at the heart of the school’s vision and mission.”Brentwood Religious Education Service 2019
A tour of Loyola is highly recommended to experience first-hand the distinctive family atmosphere and friendliness of the school.