Loreto High School, Chorlton
2007 (present school)
|Type||Voluntary aided comprehensive|
|Local authority||Manchester City Council|
|DfE URN||105574 Tables|
Loreto High School is a coeducational Catholic high school in the Manchester suburb of Chorlton. It was the first IVBM (Loreto Sisters) school to be coeducational from the very beginning and the first Loreto secondary school in the area since Loreto College was reduced to a sixth form college during the 1970s.
Loreto High School was originally St Thomas Aquinas High School, formerly Marist High School, a girls' grammar school founded during the 1960s. Prior to the rebranding, St Thomas Aquinas had a poor reputation in the community. It came under the trusteeship of the Loreto Sisters and was renamed Loreto High School in 2007.
Since the renaming, the school's academic performance has improved. It was rated "outstanding" and "good" in all aspects at the 2010 Diocesan inspection report and has been commended by Ofsted for "good practice" in its teaching.
- About Us
- "Parents fight for places at school that got tough". Manchester Evening News. 8 February 2010.
- "New name spells big future for high school". Manchester Evening News. 3 May 2007.
- Diocese of Salford Section 48 Inspection
- "Good practice resource - Good progress in mathematics for groups that often underperform nationally: Loreto High School Chorlton". Ofsted. 28 November 2012.