Loreto College - Coleraine, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland
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Principal's Welcome

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Mr M. James
Welcome to our Website. 

Having served on the Teaching Staff for 23 years, I feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead this wonderful school. In its position at the top of the Castlerock Road, overlooking the Bann Estuary, Loreto College provides a magnificent campus and an excellent educational experience for all its students.

Fostering self-esteem and promoting mutual respect are central to our philosophy of education and we pride ourselves on creating an atmosphere that is both nurturing and stimulating. Within the school, there is a great sense of community and common purpose and we work extremely closely with our parents/guardians to promote and sustain an environment which encourages and stimulates learning. As a result, we provide a learning experience which is enjoyable yet disciplined.

At Loreto College, we strive to educate the whole person: spiritually, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Involvement and success in extra curricular activities sits easily alongside the rich tradition of academic success enjoyed by our students. As a Specialist Science School for the past few years, we have been actively involved in promoting and sharing good practice with other local schools, business and community groups. 

As a Loreto school, we belong to a rich network of schools extending across Ireland and the world. The tradition and ethos which we share with this network serve only to enrich the experience we offer as we seek to develop young people who are willing and able to make a valuable contribution to a rapidly changing world.