Welcome from the Headmistress
When my first son came to Loyola at the age of three, I was immediately impressed with the kindness and professionalism of the staff. Subsequently my two other sons joined their brother. All three thoroughly enjoyed their time at Loyola (including myself as a parent) and left well prepared for secondary education.
Loyola is a Catholic School for boys aged three to eleven in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, which welcomes all boys from other denominations who will share in the religious ethos of the school. We teach and support our pupils to become responsible citizens in a multicultural world and an asset to any community.
Through the broad curriculum at Loyola, we aim to discover the talents of our pupils - academic, athletic and artistic - and build on these talents with values of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.
Teaching is carried out by a committed and caring team of staff to a very high standard and we are the only school in the area to offer specialist education for boys from the age of 3 years. As a boys' school, we encourage our pupils to indulge wholeheartedly in artistic, dramatic, musical and pastoral activities which they may not be willing to engage in within a co-educational setting.
At Loyola the sound of music, both vocal and instrumental, can be heard daily. From Year 2 boys have the opportunity to join the school choir with members performing at Brentwood Cathedral, Oxford University, St Peter’s in Rome, Loyola in Spain and this year led the Torchlight Procession in Lourdes. Drama, art and craft all play an important part in the life of the school and music lessons are offered in a range of instruments including violin, piano, guitar and voice.
German and Latin are also taught at Loyola with the opportunity to take up French as an additional club.
The school has an excellent multi-sports programme. Our boys can participate in a comprehensive range of physical education activities namely: rugby, football, cricket, hockey, athletics, sailing, badminton, tennis and swimming. They take part in both friendly and competitive tournaments. In addition to the onsite all-weather sports pitch, facilities include a dedicated Library, Computer suite, Art room and Science room.
Our Lower Kindergarten caters for 3 year olds and offers a warm and secure environment for developing independence and confidence, helping the transition from home to school.
The school offers numerous extra-curricular activities ranging from sports to the arts and wrap around care is available from 7.15am until 6.00pm.
I hope I have helped you to understand our enthusiasm for enabling children to reach their potential. I look forward to hearing from you and I hope to have the opportunity to personally introduce you to our school.
Mrs Kirsty Anthony BA (Hons) PGCE