Loreto Preparatory School for Girls, Altrincham

Loreto Preparatory School is a Catholic independent school for girls aged 3 to 11. The school is under the trusteeship of the Loreto sisters. The Loreto sisters are a worldwide network and have 5 schools in England and over 150 worldwide.

The Loreto Sisters are part of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and as such belong to a worldwide network, with schools in all five continents. The foundress of the order was Mary Ward, a Yorkshire woman of great vision who, in the late 16th century believed in education for girls!

Loreto Preparatory School was established in Altrincham in 1909, initially as part of the Loreto Grammar School and in 1972 moved to its present site and was established as a separate school with its own Governing Body. The two schools remain close and often share facilities and staff. We recently celebrated our
100th anniversary.