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Loreto College is a Roman Catholic College established in 1977 to serve our Partner Catholic Schools of Manchester and the surrounding districts.

Priority of applications:
Applications will be considered, in order of priority, from students who have attended:
·      Partnership Roman Catholic Schools;
·      Other Roman Catholic Schools;
·      Trinity Church of England High School;
       Followed by:
·      Catholic students at other schools;
·      Other students
Loreto’s partnership high schools are: All Hallows, Blessed Thomas Holford, Loreto Chorlton, Our Lady’s, St Ambrose Barlow, St Antony’s, St Damian’s, St George’s, St John Vianney, St Matthew’s, St Monica’s, St Patrick’s, St Paul’s, St Peter’s, St Philip Howard, St Thomas More, The Barlow, Trinity Church of England High School.
Loreto College is heavily oversubscribed and we have many more applications each year than we can offer places. We strongly advise you to complete your application form well before the deadline date of January 11th 2013 and hand it to your school so they can complete it with a reference, before posting it to us.
College Entry requirements:
1.     Academic
AS Programme:
Research has shown that to study successfully for 4 AS levels students require strong GCSE grades. Therefore to undertake a 4 AS course we require:
§ Six grades at A*-C, two of which must be grade B or better
§ We expect at least two of English, Maths or Science at A*-C to be included in these six grades.
Some individual subjects have their own specific entry requirements.
We welcome applications from students studying the Higher Diploma with grades A*-C. We will negotiate an appropriate course for students on an individual basis.
BTEC Programmes:
Extended Diplomas , Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas: we expect a minimum of four GCSEs grade A*- C or a level 2 vocational qualification (BTEC extended Certificate or Diploma/Diploma/OCR National) at Merit or above with two GCSEs A*-C.
We welcome applications from students studying the Higher Diploma with grades A*-C. We will negotiate an appropriate course for students on an individual basis.
BTEC First Diploma: students generally enter this course with a mixture of D and E grades at GCSE.
BTEC Foundation: students on this course typically have F and G grades at GCSE.
Pathways to Independence:
Entry to this course is by the link programme and negotiation with the department.
2.     Other Entry Requirements
When considering your application we take into account several key indicators:
1.     The reference provided by your school which must cover attendance, punctuality, conduct and application.
2.     The estimated grades provided by your high school and the effort you have shown to achieve these.
3.     Your wider interests  and the potential contribution that you might make to the Loreto College community.
4.     Your commitment to study at Loreto College.
5.     Your appreciation of and commitment to Loreto’s distinctive ethos.
6.     The quality of your application will be important and your ability to ensure that all application procedure deadlines are met.
Enquiries about admissions should be made to the Admissions Officer. The Governors are responsible for admissions. 
Parents of students who have not been allocated a place have recourse to the appeals procedure. Appeals should be addressed to: The Secretary, Appeals Panel, Loreto College, Chichester Road South, Manchester M15 5PB.
We reserve the right not to consider incomplete application forms.
Though the particulars in this prospectus were correct when it was printed in July 2011, it should not be assumed that there will be no changes affecting the relevant arrangements or some matter particularised: before the start of or during the college year in question or in relation to subsequent college years, subject to demand for a particular course.
Loreto College has a Child Protection Policy that is regularly reviewed by governors.