Loretto School

Coeducational, Nursery, Pre-School, Junior, Senior, All Through, Full Boarding & Day


A small School, big on heart, big on ambition


Scotland’s oldest boarding school, founded in 1827.

One of UK’s leading independent boarding and day schools, welcoming girls and boys aged 0 to 18.

Set in a safe, leafy, spacious, 85 acre campus in Musselburgh; the school enjoys all the advantages of its rural setting.

Globally connected, with the convenience and opportunities of being just 9 kilometres / 6 miles from Edinburgh, its international airport, rail and road networks.

Offering the traditional British / English curriculum of GCSEs and A-levels, and ranked in the top 7% of schools nationally for A-level.

97% of pupils enter the University of their choice, such as Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, and Durham.

Welcoming about 600 pupils, 400 in the Senior School, 200 in the Junior School and Nursery.

An excellent staff to pupil ratio (1:7).

Boarders (75% of Senior School pupils) reside in six Houses with all they need to feel at home and benefit from excellent pastoral care.

Every pupil is known personally, and can grow and develop wherever their interests lie.

A distinctive emphasis on the full development of the individual in mind, body and spirit.

Exceptional facilities, bespoke to learning and teaching, sport, drama, dance, art and music.

A dedicated Sixth Form Centre

Extensive Sports programme with specialised coaches in major sports including Cricket, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby and more

An industry-leading Golf Academy with indoor and outdoor centres, providing every pupil with an unmatched opportunity to develop their talent.

Loretto School

  • Head: Dr Graham Hawley (Since 2014)

    0131 653 4455





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