Loreto Preparatory School


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Girls
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • Roll: 0 (Boys) 160 (Girls)
  • Age Range: Girls 3-11 Years
  • Founded: 1909

General Information

Loreto Preparatory School is an independent Catholic primary school under the Trusteeship of the Loreto Sisters. Within a loving, disciplined atmosphere and in partnership with parents, the school encourages all children to work hard to reach their full potential. Our high achievement is based on traditional teaching, low teacher/pupil ratio and a broad balanced curriculum. To find out more, visit our website.


Gymnasium / assembly hall with stage lighting for productions, specialised Music Room, separate library for infants, computerised library for juniors, computers in each classroom, computer suite with interactive whiteboard, interactive whiteboards in every classroom, pleasant grounds for sport, recreation and environmental studies. The School is an Early Years Partnership provider for 3-4 year olds.

Entrance Requirements

Interview 3-7 Years Interview and assessment 7-11 Years



Open Days

All visits are welcome, please contact the school.



Nursery / Pre-School: Children are eligible for fifteen free hours per week until their fifth birthday. To claim this entitlement you should submit an individual application form which must be done online by clicking on nursery places at www.trafford.gov.uk/earlyeducation. The online form is available on the Trafford website. Hours over the first fifteen hours, will be charged at a rate of £7 per hour.

Please note that a minimum of three days (or the equivalent) are required for a Nursery place. The school makes these requirements so that the children settle in well and are ready for the requirements we desire for those children entering into our sought after, reception classes.

Prep 1 (Reception) - Prep 7 (Year 6): £2,360 per term.


ISI Inspection 2016
Diocese of Shrewsbury report 2015
Interactive prospectus

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Anne Roberts

Loreto Preparatory School
Dunham Road
WA14 4GZ

[t]: 0161 928 8310
[f]: 0161 929 5801
[w]: www.loretoprep.org.uk

Location Description

Urban. Close to the centre of Altrincham, 10 miles from Manchester.

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School News

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Chris Ostick who is the MEN’s Assistant Sports Editor visited Prep 5. He gave us a valuable insight into the life of a journalist, which

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helped us understand about our topic on Newspapers.

Chris told us the importance of headlines in selling newspapers, as the front page needs to grab your attention. He even demonstrated how to write shorthand and answered all of our questions. We really appreciate the time that he spent with us, as it helped us to understand this topic in greater detail.

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Prep 3 enjoyed exploring the school grounds as part of their cross-curriculum learning. Everyone was amazed to discover a fairy door in one of the

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The girls can’t wait to write letters and stories about the inhabitants.

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Prep 7 did a reflective assembly about Remembrance in the second week of November, which the whole school attended.

The class also visited the Cenotaph on

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the 11th of November with pupils from several other schools.

Prep 7 had a wonderful time at sunny Asbury Mere, Congleton letting off steam after all the hard work preparing for the 11+.

They had

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great fun doing team building, orienteering and raft building – with, of course, everyone getting soaked at the end.

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