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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Schola pictured with Bishop Alan after Brentwood Centenary Mass at St Edmund's College @LoyolaPrepEssex

Under 10s win St Aubyn's Soccer Tournament, Under 11s indulge in goal fest and the school commemorates Armistice Day with dignity. @LoyolaPrepEssex

Under 11s are Essex County Football Association Small School Champions.@LoyolaPrepEssex

Loyola outperforms national standards in SATs. Results and inspection reports

Mass For St Cecilia's Day in honour of the Patron Saint of Music celebrated by Fr Philip Denton, featuring music sung for the Centenary Mass of the Brentwood Diocese with the Schola, the Lower School "Nativity Choir" with soloists and the Loyola Strings Ensemble: 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 22nd November in the presence of assembled guests.  No presentations on 22nd; instead special Presentation Assembly Friday 24th November at 8.45 a.m.

School Christmas Bazaar - 12.00 - 3.00 p.m. Sunday November 26th

Future Masses:   29th Nov: Campion with Fr Page 10.30; 6th Dec: Rudiments with Fr Waller 10.45