Welcome to Loyola, a leading Catholic preparatory school in Essex, for boys aged 3 to 11.  We know that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important aspects of parenting and we hope your visit to our website will give you the information you need to make your choice easier. I'm delighted that our boys appear throughout the website talking about their own experiences at Loyola. I hope this gives you a really rounded perspective on our school life. You may also care to view our 2013 Independent Schools' Inspectorate report Results and inspection reports in which the school is found to be excellent in achievement; curriculum; EYFS; quality of teaching; spiritual, moral, social and cultural education; pastoral care and links with parents, and the Brentwood Inspection Report 2014 in which Loyola is named as outstanding in all respects View Report.   In 2016, the school was inspected under the new inspection framework which ensures that schools fulfil their statutory obligations.  Loyola was found to be fully compliant in all areasResults and inspection reports.  Should you wish to read the text of my end of year Speech given in July 2017, it is on the school Newsletter page Newsletters; or if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you and your son into our school community.  

You may be aware that my wife and I are commencing our retirement in August 2018.  I am delighted that after a rigourous and intensive process, the Governors have appointed Mrs Kirsty Anthony as my successor and as the second lady Head in the school's history.  As a former parent of Loyola and as a very experienced Deputy Head both here and elsewehere, Mrs Anthony is imbued with the spirit of Loyola which assuredly will burn brightly as she continues to lead the school forward.

Peter Nicholson, B.Ed (Hons); Cert Ed    @LoyolaPrepEssexFollow us on Twitter at @LoyolaPrepEssex  (including Tweets from the Headmaster!)

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Latest News

Southwell wins Sports Day House Competition @LoyolaPrepEssex   Sports Prize Giving: Monday July 9th 8.45 a.m.

The Right Reverend Thomas McMahon  the Bishop Emeritus of Brentwood to preside at Mass at Brentwood on July 6th @LoyolaPrepEssex

School sings for Cardinal Archbshop of Lyons, six bishops, and 16,000 people in Lourdes. Link to see and hear the Mass and variety of photos of trip. @LoyolaPrepEssex

June newsletter now on website Newsletters

Thirteen academic scholarships  and one music scholarship awarded at 11+    Ten Grammar School places achieved .   Results and inspection reports 

No Mass on 20th June.  Presentation assembly at 8.45 a.m.  POW on 21st June cancelled.

Masses to commemorate the retirement of Mr and Mrs Nicholson from Loyola:  Friday 22nd June at 2.00 p.m. in school; Friday 6th July at 7.00 p.m. at Brentwood Cathedral.