Loreto College, St Albans
|Founders||Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|DfE URN||138106 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Gender||Girls (coeducational Sixth Form)|
|Houses||Truth (red), Joy (yellow), Justice (green), Freedom (blue) and Sincerity (purple)|
|Colours||Navy, maroon and gold|
|Website||Loreto College St Albans|
Loreto College is a Roman Catholic secondary school and sixth form for girls located near the centre of St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. It achieved Specialist Status in the Humanities in 2005 and became an academy in August 2012.
The college has around 1000 pupils on its roll, including 190 in the sixth form, with many pupils coming from a wide geographical area. It expanded to 5 forms of entry (from 4 in previous years) in September 2007.
Founded by the Loreto Sisters, the college had just seven pupils when it first opened in 1922. The Sisters had bought a building called "The Elms" to use as a convent before opening the school. During the Second World War, the gymnasium become an air-raid shelter and makeshift dormitories by night. American soldiers billeted in St Albans used the school's hockey pitch to train. It turned comprehensive in 1978.
Notable former pupils
- Loreto School Specialist Status Page
- Loreto Ofsted Report
- "Loreto College - Inspection Report". Ofsted. 2009.
- "The history behind Loreto College, St Albans". hertsmemories.org.uk.
- History of Loreto College
- Criddle, Byron; Waller, Robert (2013). The Almanac of British Politics (8 ed.). Routledge. ISBN 9781135206833.