Mission Statement

As a Catholic school in the Loreto tradition, we aim to create a warm and caring community. In an atmosphere of respect and fairness, through support and friendship, we affirm each person's self-worth and dignity. We aim to provide a student-centred education that nurtures the talents and potential of all. In co-operation with parents and guardians, we work towards the spiritual, moral, social and academic development of each student. Our wish is that our students will grow into happy, confident and responsible adults.

Women in time to come will do much

Mary Ward – Founder of the Loreto Order, 1609



Loreto Secondary School operates an open and inclusive admissions policy. Very important information for parents who would like to apply for a school place on behalf of their daughter can be found here.

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Copy of Senior Choir Winners Smithwick Cup

Our programme of extra-curricular activities contributes in no small way to the personal development of our students. We also foster that famous Loreto spirit and sense of community while maintaining strong relationships among all members of the school community.

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Loreto has a long tradition of promoting high levels of participation in sport. We continue to achieve at the highest level in school competitions while maintaining an inclusive ethos.

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Social Media Wall

Wishing all players, mentors and families involved with @DicksboroGAA @BallyhaleGAA @ThomastownGAA @LisdowneyGAA the very best in their respective @KilkennyCLG county finals this weekend. https://t.co/UBxtPFeq1n
Well done to our Games Captains Leah and Sophia who organised the event: over €1500 raised (with more promised!) for our sister school in Rumbek. ...
Jersey Day here in Loreto raising money for charity and for Loreto Rumbek in South Sudan. So great to see so many wearing their club ...
Behind enemy lines! Shots fired...

Spot the 2 brave Ballyhale Shamrock's amid a sea of Boro. Fair play Ava and Hannah!

Best of luck to ...
Tik tok orienteering for PE??! Yes please! Students have had great fun creating challenges and plenty more tik toks coming your way over the coming ...
4 A chilling with Ms Landers after their fun filled day @KKActivity https://t.co/uGLK3V40FE
TY Local Geography & History walking tour of Kilkenny City with Mrs McDonnell and Mr Ryan 👍🏻🇶🇦Visit to regenerated St Francis Abbey Quarter, WW1 Memorial ...
Short video of first year art work in progress for their ‘Behind the Mask’ project. Thanks to our fab art dept Ms Carr Ms Hogan ...
Daltaí ón gcéad bhliain sa rang ghaeilge ag canadh amhrán d'Ed Sheeran ar maidin. https://t.co/dRQDDVJ2KQ
The gun slingers of 4C post battle. Thanks to tutor Ms Fitzpatrick and Year Head Ms Farrell for facilitating. https://t.co/vMs6cyTHpu
TY's enjoying the multi fun activities KK Activity Centre . Teamwork, communication and collaboration leading to students bonding in their new class groups. https://t.co/2CMiTQNItW
4C Warriors with thwir game face on! https://t.co/cgzRrN4n3d
Fair play to Mr Jackman! If you cant beat em join em! Took the hits and kept coming back for more 👍👌💪 https://t.co/GycVMitMUw

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