I believe being a Lorettonian is about having the confidence to have a go at anything.
Toby

Loretto's distinctive ethos and atmosphere are moulded by its unusual history and willingness to stick to its convictions.

Founded in 1827 (Scotland's oldest boarding school), Loretto became known throughout Britain during the formative and brilliant headmastership of Dr Hely Hutchinson Almond (1862-1903). His strong belief in the development of the individual in the round - in mind, body and spirit - and in the value of "a community living according to the dictates of reason" can still be seen today. Although Loretto has grown substantially from the 136 pupils under his care a hundred years ago, the same desire for the headmaster to know each individual pupil remains. The value placed on communal activities, such as the daily school gathering (the Headmaster's 'Double') and on communal singing, remains high. Today's Lorettonians benefit from Dr Almond's dislike of constrictive dress (through the absence of a tie for daily dress) and from his enjoyment of the red jacket.

In 1981 girls joined the Sixth Form and in 1995 the Third Form, so making the school fully co-educational in 1997.

The Loretto Junior School, founded by Dr Almond in his house at North Esk Lodge in 1891, extended the Loretto family to younger pupils (affectionately known as Nippers). These range from the age of 3-12.We believe that young people's desire and responsibility for others develops best when they are engaged within a busy community. Loretto is very much a seven-day-a-week community, expecting the fullest involvement from pupils and staff. Day pupils are fully included in all of this.

The intellectual life of the School has been considerably sharpened by the present headmaster but in addition to this and as well as gaining innumerable skills and experience of a wide variety of activity, Lorettonians do experience and develop that element of care which is aptly described by Iris Murdoch: "Love is the proper recognition that other people actually exist."

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Fundraising Sports Tour Dinner - Friday 8th May 2015 We are delighted to inform you that we are holding a fund raising Black Tie Sports Dinner and Auction to raise...
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Listen out for our radio advert for the Junior School Open Morning on Saturday, 2nd May! Listen out for the Loretto Junior School Open Morning advert to be broadcast on Forth 1(97.4 fm) from the 20th...
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Junior School Open Morning Come and join us for the Loretto Junior School (boys and girls aged 3-12) Open Morning on Saturday, 2nd May. W...
EVENTS
08:30 - Mon 27 Apr 2015 F4 Fieldwork Data Collection (ending 12:30)
08:35 - Mon 27 Apr 2015 Sixth Form Double, Dr Adamson - Chapel
12:30 - Mon 27 Apr 2015 F4 Fieldwork Data Collection (ending 16:30)
13:40 - Mon 27 Apr 2015 Prefects’ Meeting, Mr Bidgood – Old Library
16:00 - Mon 27 Apr 2015 Loretto Day Meeting – Conference Room (NCB)
Tue 28 Apr 2015 Year 1 and Year 4 Swimming
08:15 - Tue 28 Apr 2015 Housemasters/Housemistresses Meeting – Old Library
17:30 - Tue 28 Apr 2015 How iPads are being used – Year 6 and 7 parents only – Mrs Mackinnon’s classroom finish 6.30pm
19:30 - Tue 28 Apr 2015 Sixth Form Drama pupils to see A View from the Bridge – King’s Theatre, leave 18:15
10:55 - Wed 29 Apr 2015 Whole Senior School singing practice and Confirmation rehearsal, Charity Committee – Chapel, Red and Grey