Loreto College, St Albans
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Department for Education URN||138106 Tables|
|Head teacher||Moire Lynch|
|Gender||Girls (coeducational Sixth Form)|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Houses||Truth (red), Joy (yellow), Justice (green), Freedom (blue) and Sincerity (purple)|
|Colour(s)||Navy, maroon and gold c|
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.
It turned comprehensive in 1978.
Notable former pupils
- Sally Bretton (nee Davis), actress
- Siobhán Fahey, singer with 1980s pop group Bananarama (second-highest selling British female group, with over 40 million records, after the Spice Girls), then Shakespears Sister in the 1990s
- Shona McGarty, actress who plays Whitney Dean in EastEnders
- Claire Ward, Labour MP from 1997 to 2010 for Watford