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This is Loreto Balbriggan.

Welcome to our website. We hope that by exploring the site you will have some sense of the spirit of our great school. Situated directly by the sea, Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan is a Catholic girls’ secondary school. In the spirit of Mary Ward we aim to develop all the abilities of our students in order that they realise their full potential and use their talents for the service of others. We also aim to encourage self-confidence and self-esteem in a happy atmosphere and structured environment. The school community, collaborating together in mutual respect, strives for holistic excellence.




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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 26 Nov, 2021

November 26th. Connected

200 Years Some members of our  Senior Choir who  gathered outside on Wednesday to make an inter-Loreto recording for the Bicentenary celebrations. It was great to meet our new members ”   Junior  Business ‘The […]

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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 19 Nov, 2021

‘Going Home’

Remembrance Evening. This year our annual Remembrance Service was recorded and will be shown to Religion classes next week. The theme of the service is ‘Going Home‘. In the recording, the theme is explored through […]

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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 12 Nov, 2021

Working Together

Exam Week. Exam week will begin on Wednesday  17th and will continue to Wednesday 24th inclusive. We would like to remind students that it is very important to attend school this week. Students should have […]

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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 5 Nov, 2021

200 Years of Loreto In Ireland

Mother Teresa Ball 1821 was a significant year in the history of the Loreto Order when Mother Teresa Ball returned to Ireland with her vision to establish schools to educate young women. Loreto secondary and […]

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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 23 Oct, 2021

Faith Leaders

Ember Ignite.   Congratulations to our new Loreto Balbriggan Ember Ignite Team. The students participated in a full day of training to become faith leaders in the school. The students really enjoyed the day and […]

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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 15 Oct, 2021

Outdoor Learning

Sculpture in Context 6th year Art students visited the annual Sculpture in Context exhibition in the Botanic Gardens on Monday. This year the exhibition celebrates 35 years of exhibiting and promoting sculpture in Ireland. Bringing […]

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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 8 Oct, 2021

Community

Volunteering Artistic Talents Recently, Ms. McDonough was proud to be invited to a ceremony to mark the opening of an impressive and vast mural covering a surrounding wall of Laytown primary school, Scoil Olibhéir Naofa. […]

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Loreto Balbriggan
  • 2 Oct, 2021

STEM Success

Science Awards Congratulations to our very successful junior and senior scientists who received their SciFest, BT Young Scientist and John Hooper awards this week. The girls worked very hard last year preparing for the competions […]

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Transition Year

All students participate in Transition Year. The aims of the programme are rooted in the school’s caring ethos and structured environment. In the spirit of Mary Ward our programme seeks to promote the potential of all students.

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Past Pupils Noticeboard

Loreto Balbriggan has an active community of past pupils. Please contact the school regarding any notices you wish to post on this webpage regarding reunions/activities/get-togethers etc. and we will be glad to accommodate you.

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Important Policies

We have policy documents on a wide range of matters relating to all aspects of the school. Search our compihensive policies database to find the policy you need.

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Our Campus

Situated by the sea, on a campus which boasts facilities second to none, Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan is proud of its reputation as one of the finest schools in the country. We aim to create a happy and safe environment which enriches the life of every student and creates the possibilities for her to reach her full potential. There are carefully developed and monitored systems in place to ensure that each student feels a sense of belonging and wellbeing in the school community.

The School Day

Students attend from 9.10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9.10 to 1.20 on a Wednesday. Students may not be absent from school or leave school early except in the case of illness or with permission obtained from the school. In the case of absence, parents/guardians must, upon their daughter's return to the school, communicate the reasons for her absence, via Compass Chronicle.

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