16. September 2019

Do You Want A Loreto Secondary School in Laytown and Drogheda area?

Loreto Secondary School

Do you want a Loreto Secondary School in Laytown & Drogheda area?                                 


Dear Parents,

The Department of Education and Skills has announced that Laytown/Drogheda area will need a second Post-Primary School in 2019 to cater for the increasing number of pupils in the area.

Loreto Education Trust has applied to establish a Loreto Secondary School in this area.

The school will be a Catholic Secondary School in the free scheme, open to boys and girls.

Loreto has been involved in the provision of schools in Ireland since 1821.  In addition, we have experience of running schools in many countries throughout the world.

The support of parents/guardians for a Loreto Secondary School will be taken into consideration when the Minister for Education and Skills makes the decision about who will run the school in Laytown & Drogheda area.

We ask parents/guardians to consider a Loreto Secondary School for your area.  Loreto has a track record of excellence in education.  The Loreto Education Trust encourages you to look carefully at the choices being offered for Schools in the area.  For further information about the Loreto Education Trust go to 


We look forward to hearing from you.


Yours sincerely


Ann O’Donoghue IBVM

Director, Loreto Education Trust.






Loreto Secondary School will 



Be co-educational, welcoming boys and girls



Provide a broad curriculum, with all subjects available to both boys and girls.



Expect high standards of study and behaviour from all students.



Encourage involvement in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, especially sports, debates, music, drama, social justice.


Welcome students of all faiths and none, while maintaining a Catholic ethos.



Function within the “free scheme”



Have a Board of Management appointed by Loreto Education Trust comprised of elected Parents, elected Teachers and Representatives of Loreto.


Aim at excellence in every sphere of the School’s activities.




Loreto aims to have their schools identified as communities where all students are cherished equally, in a spirit of inclusivity and respect…. Where excellence appropriate to each student is aspired to and encouraged…. Where students are happy, friendly and self-confident, with a sense of humour and an awareness of their God-given gifts and the need to fulfil their potential for good…. Where relationships are characterized by respect, justice, honesty, sincerity, courage and compassion…. Where love, freedom, truth, justice, sincerity and joy find expression…. Where the integrated spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and personal development of students is promoted, in partnership with their parents.


Loreto Secondary Schools in Ireland

Balbriggan, Beaufort, Bray, Cavan, Clonmel, Coleraine, Crumlin, Dalkey, Fermoy, Foxrock, Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Mullingar, Navan, Omagh, St Stephen’s Green, Swords, Wexford.

Coeducational Community Schools:

Loreto is associated with Coeducational Community schools in Portmarnock, Co Dublin; Brookfield, Tallaght; Gorey, Co Wexford; Milford, Co Donegal; Youghal, Co Cork.