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.
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
- Annamarie Phelps (nee Stapleton) CBE, Chairman since 2013 of British Rowing, and rower in the coxless four event
- Claire Ward, Labour MP from 1997 to 2010 for Watford