Loreto College - Coleraine, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
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12/03/2007 SPECIALIST SCHOOLS STATUS

The College is currently applying for Specialist School Status using Science as the curricular area for application.

Specialist Schools status is a whole school improvement initiative that seeks to share and spread good practice within the school and with the wider community.  This involves forming links with other primary and post-primary schools, business and community groups for the mutual benefit of all.

If you would like to comment on or require more information about our Specialist Schools application please contact us through info@loretocollege.coleraine.ni.sch.uk

Could you be a Specialist School Sponsor?

Loreto College is applying to become a specialist school, and we are looking for businesses to join us in this exciting challenge.

Should our bid be successful, the Specialist Schools Scheme will provide many benefits:

• Capital grants to improve facilities in the College.

• c. £50, 000 to invest each year in educational projects to benefit the wider community.

• Opportunities to forge close links with many primary schools in the area.

• Close co-operation with local secondary schools to improve educational provision for all students.

• Ensuring that the College continues to be a centre of excellence, focusing initially on Science.

• Forming mutually beneficial relationships with local business and particularly our sponsors.

• The financial rewards over the next four years are huge – approximately £400, 000 to be spent on raising educational standards for students in this area.

To access this money we need to raise £25,000 ourselves.  Your donation could make a real difference – contributions from our sponsors will be a spectacularly effective way of releasing other funds.  Every £1,000 pledged could ensure £16,000 educational funding for the College and the wider community.

Sponsors will of course be acknowledged in all our school publications and in all the press coverage.

We will be happy to discuss with you other links that would be mutually beneficial.