Loreto High School, Chorlton

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Loreto High School
Established c. 1960s
2007 (present school)
Type Voluntary aided comprehensive
Religion Roman Catholic

Catherine Hughes

(Formerly Peter Tite)
Location Nell Lane
M21 7SW
53°26′02″N 2°15′44″W / 53.4338°N 2.2621°W / 53.4338; -2.2621Coordinates: 53°26′02″N 2°15′44″W / 53.4338°N 2.2621°W / 53.4338; -2.2621
Local authority Manchester City Council
DfE number 352/4753
DfE URN 105574 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 750~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website www.loretochorlton.co.uk

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.[1] 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.[2][3]


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[4] and has been commended by Ofsted for "good practice" in its teaching.[5]


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