Loughborough Amherst School

A School Inspection in November 2015
resulted in the school being deemed
‘excellent in all aspects’.

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.

Co-educational Preparatory school from 4 to 11.

Co-educational Preparatory school from 4 to 11.

Small class sizes and knowledgeable staff makes this a wonderful environment for children to learn, grow and flourish into well balanced students ready for the next stage of their education.

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.

Co-educational Senior School and Sixth Form, from 11 to 18.

Co-educational Senior School and Sixth Form, from 11 to 18.

We help nurture young people, who by the time they leave us after the Upper Sixth, are confident but not arrogant; ambitious but not materialistic; self-aware and socially aware, well equipped to face the worst and embrace the best that adult life has to offer.

Pupils are able to access the facilities at the Loughborough Schools Foundation Music department as well as the swimming pool and other sporting facilities on the main campus.

We have a full-time Day Nursery (51 weeks of the year), situated in a self-contained building based within the grounds of Loughborough Amherst School. It offers a calm and safe environment for babies from 6 weeks up to children of 4 years old. Staff encourage the older children to enjoy exploring, investigating and problem solving thereby preparing them to join the Early Years classes.