Our Lady’s Convent School was founded in 1850 by the Rosminian Order of nuns, the Sisters of Providence and is based on a campus close to the main campus for the Loughborough Schools Foundation. From September 2019 the School will be welcoming boys into the Senior School, thereby extending the excellent educational offering to boys and girls from the age of 4 to 18 years. In anticipation of this change, the School name will, from September 2018, change to Loughborough Amherst School. This name is in honour of Mary Amherst, the first English Superior of the Sisters of Providence, and the first Head of the School in 1850.
The School is able to provide for children’s education as follows: Preparatory School including Early Years (Reception) – boys and girls from 4 to 18 years.
The school draws its pupils from a variety of social, cultural and religious backgrounds, welcoming those who embrace diversity and value Christian ideals, irrespective of their personal faith.
Loughborough Amherst School offers a warm and friendly atmosphere for its pupils and its small class sizes enables them to deliver engaging teaching throughout the school, resulting in high academic achievements at all levels. The academic achievements are balanced by a variety of cultural, musical, sporting and extra-curricular activity.