Loretto School

1-7 Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7RE


Loretto School, founded in 1827, is Scotland’s first boarding school. Today an independent, private, boarding and day school, it welcomes boys and girls, from 0 to 18 years.

The school is set in a safe, leafy, spacious, 85 acre campus in Musselburgh, East Lothian, adjacent to Edinburgh. It enjoys all the advantages of this rural setting while being globally connected, with the convenience and opportunities of being just 6 miles from Scotland’s capital city, its international airport, rail, and road networks.

Loretto School offers the traditional British / English curriculum of GCSEs and A-levels, and more than nine pupils our of 10 enter the University of their Choice, such as Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, and Durham.

Welcoming just over 600 pupils, Loretto is a small school that strives to know every pupil personally, and offer them the opportunity to grow and develop wherever their interests lie. Loretto is also well known for its emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. The school offers a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities including comprehensive programmes in Sport and Creative Arts.

Loretto’s campus integrates extensive playing fields, several Sports Halls, a Music School, Dance and Drama Studios as well as dedicated Science Centre. The school also features the industry-leading Loretto Golf Academy, founded in 2002 and run by PGA coaching professionals, with state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor practice Centres.

Preparatory School, Nursery & Pre-Prep School, Senior School, Sixth Form

Contact Information

1-7 Linkfield Road, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7RE

Key Information

Dr Graham R W Hawley
Boys & Girls
School Setting:
Number of Pupils:
Age Range:
Nursery & Pre-Prep
Fee Range (Termly):
£6,230 - £9,530
Exit exams:
 13+ Common Entrance & Scholarship
Famous Alumni:
Jim Clark – Formula One Grand Prix winner and world champion, Alistair Darling – Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, Don Boyd – film director, Sir Nicholas Fairbairn – Solicitor General for Scotland

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