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’s aspiration is our responsibility


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.


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.


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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3rd year History class in Medieval Mile museum yesterday morning. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Mr. John Halpin.

Thansk to Ms Shiel for organising. https://t.co/MCq7SMmRDy
It's a huge highlight for all our students. Your enthusiasm and varied drills keep the smile on their faces throughout. https://t.co/wcYXZR6nuK
Avoiding the Showers & having fun were the 1st yrs @LoretoKilkenny today A very talented Group πŸ‘ @LeinsterBranch @KilkennyRFC @CRKC1 @KilkennySport @KKPeopleSport @kclr96fm @CRKC1 #FromTheGroundUp ...
1B at the Drum Youth Centre on a Friday afternoonπŸ€©β˜€οΈ https://t.co/T8y7yUEEIv
Gaisce trip done βœ… thanks to rathformack hostel for taking us πŸ’― https://t.co/uyR1l6fLOt
Ms Delaney's LCA class cooked up a sensational bunch of sweet and savoury dishes today.

Incredible technique, application and skill on show.

#nomnom https://t.co/KAaQaKCwPr
Well done to all our students undertaking their music practical exams.

The hard work you have all put in will reap the benefits and rewards ...
Well done to all our athletes who took home a treasure trove of πŸ… πŸ₯‡ πŸ₯‰ πŸ… πŸ₯‡ at the leinster athletics today. https://t.co/UBJhcwnTRs
Lovely homecoming for our athletics team who enjoyed their day connecting with Loreto schools across Ireland. https://t.co/FbhinOvPiD
Loreto athletics champions!

The shield is back!

Huge congrats to all our athletes who took part and contributed to this amazing achievement. https://t.co/99aXteONM1

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