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 – Founder of the Loreto Order, 1609



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.

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Copy of Senior Choir Winners Smithwick Cup

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.

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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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Social Media Wall

Footage of recent visit by well known singer Mundy:

Well done to Amy and squad. https://t.co/jlmnx7qHBb
Best wishes to Amy and all the squad. https://t.co/yw2kXtYfcx
Well done to our swimmers who represented Loreto at the Nationals in the NAC. The senior team of Maria Godden, Rachel Vaughan, Aine Trait and ...
Happy 150th Birthday 🎂 to my old school @LoretoKilkenny, where we were "the last of the boarders"😍 lovely to meet up with so many dear ...
Luan Parle I’ve been so excited to share this one with you. RTÉ One & IMRO ‘Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song’ visiting the Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny with ...
2nd year Tag Rugby blitz winners class 2F pictured with Noel Devlin from Kilkenny Rugby Club who coached them for six weeks as part of ...
Best wishes to our Deputy Principal Ms Moran and Stephen on their wedding day from everyone here in Loreto. Seen here receiving a lovely gift ...
Two of our 1st years students Cliodhna McGowan and Medha Trehan recently represented the school at the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards in Dublin. This was ...
Photos from Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny's post Great news from Galway! Our U15 Minor A Hockey team are All Ireland Bronze medal winners 🥉🥉🥉🥉🥉 It was a fantastic team performance as the ...
Our minor Hockey squad performed brilliantly at the June Smith All Ireland series, winning the bronze medal after securing two wins. https://t.co/HxUaScqsEE
A great day at our first year hockey blitz in Loreto today! The girls had a great time competing against each other and showing off ...
Well done to our orchestra at ⁦@FeisCeoil⁩. Awarded 88 points...just two behind the winners. https://t.co/JFO2pw5J8y
Photos from Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny's post Our hockey teams are on a roll at the moment!🎉 Congratulations to the Junior "A" hockey team who won the South East Cup final today ...

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