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Loreto High School Chorlton Head Teacher Personal Statement

School name

Loreto High School Chorlton

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We've analysed all the local government data to bring you the rundown on your local secondary schools.

Here Loreto High School Chorlton, Nell Lane, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7SW, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.

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Data is available on pupils attainment, average grades, the quality of the teaching and when the school was last inspected.

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School details

NameLoreto High School Chorlton
Previous Name
Local AuthorityManchester
AddressNell Lane, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7SW
Telephone number0161 8819448
WebsiteSchool Website
Open date

The open date and status above indicates when Loreto High School Chorlton opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years. Where schools have changed type recently, data for previous years covering their previous incarnation is included below as well.

What type of school is Loreto High School Chorlton and what are the admission criteria?

InformationSchool Details
TypeVoluntary aided school
Age Range11 to 16
ReligionRoman Catholic
Admission PolicyNon-selective

How many children have been on the school roll in recent years?

Pupil characteristics - what percentage of pupils are in different groups and how does this compare to the national average?

Pupil characteristics

PupilsPupils - SchoolPupils - National
% English not as first language26.615.7
% Free School Meals25.714.6
% SEN Statement / EHC33.9
% SEN14.810.8

How do we rate this school?

Rating2017 Rating
Overall Stars3
Overall Score49.3
England Rank (out of 3,088)1731
Local Rank11
Missing Data?No
Data missing (out of 54)0

Our unique rating system takes into account a range of different indicators to evaluate a school's performance. The system tracks achievement, attendance, teaching, how well the school is preparing pupils for the future and whether it is improving.

Data may be missing for some indicators because it has not been published. This may be because the school is new or because it is very small so data has been suppressed to avoid identifying individual pupils. Schools do not lose points for missing data, so will still fare better in the ranking than schools that underperform on that indicator, but they cannot score as highly as schools that perform well on the indicator.

Schools that have opened in recent years and are yet to have pupils sit GCSEs are flagged as NEW, and are not scored on any of the indicators.

How Loreto High School Chorlton scores in terms of stars for each indicator.

Star RatingsStars - 2017

What Ofsted says about this school

Ofsted has given Loreto High School Chorlton an overall rating of Requires Improvement.

If the table is blank, it means there are no recent inspections for this school. The inspection details are correct as of March 2016.

As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

OverviewSchool Overview
Overall EffectivenessRequires Improvement
Inspection Date27/09/16
Web LinkRead Report
Category of Concern

How does Loreto High School Chorlton perform on each of the areas inspected by Ofsted? As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

Outcomes for pupilsRequires Improvement
Quality of teaching, learning and assessmentRequires Improvement
Effectiveness of leadership and managementRequires Improvement
Personal development, behaviour and welfareGood


How have pupils at Loreto High School Chorlton done in their GCSEs and how does it compare to local authority and national averages?

The government introduced the Attainment 8 measure in 2016. It measures pupil performance across maths, which is double weighted in the score, English, also double weighted, three qualifications included in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and three other approved qualifications (GCSE or equivalent). The higher the average score the better pupils at the school are doing.

In 2016 the average Attainment 8 score per pupil at Loreto High School Chorlton was 47.4.

All pupils47.447.148.5
Low attainment31.329.428.9
Middle attainment48.648.549.2
High attainment61.463.664.4
English as an additional language52.649.349.9

The EBacc was introduced in 2010 and the Government announced in 2015 its intention that all pupils should take it from 2020 onwards. The Ebacc is made up of English, Maths, History or Geography, Sciences, and a language. To achieve it, pupils must get a C grade or above in the core subjects.

In 2016, 63% of pupils at Loreto High School Chorlton had entries in all EBacc subject areas and 20% achieved the EBacc.

In 2016, the most recent results available, 47% of pupils at Loreto High School Chorlton gained at least 5 A* to C grade GCSES including English and Maths. Nationally 57.4% of pupils achieved this.

How does Loreto High School Chorlton do when it comes to GCSE results in just English and Maths and what percentage of pupils pass those at A* to C grades?


The Progress 8 measure was also introduced by the Government in 2016. It is calculated for each pupil by comparing their Attainment 8 score to the scores of all pupils nationally with similar prior achievement at the end of primary school. The school's Progress 8 score is the average of all those scores.

A score of 0 means pupils have made similar progress during secondary school to similar pupils across England. Above 0 means more progress and below 0 means less progress. Below 0 doesn't mean pupils have made no progress or negative progress, just less progress than comparable pupils.

How have pupils at Loreto High School Chorlton done in terms of their Progress 8 score for each element?

What were the Progress 8 scores for different groups of pupils at Loreto High School Chorlton?

Also were these scores significantly above or below the national average (set at 0).

GroupProgress 8Significance
All pupils-0.16
Disadvantaged-0.42Significantly below average
Low attainment-0.06
Middle attainment-0.1
High attainment-0.35Significantly below average
English as an additional language0.43

What is the pupil:teacher ratio at Loreto High School Chorlton and how does it compare to the national average?

How many teachers are there and what is the average wage?

TeachersTeacher Details
No. of Teachers (FTE)57.9
No. of Teaching Assistants (FTE)23.4
Average Teacher Salary (GBP)34,664
Average Teacher Salary (GBP) - National39,396


Figures below show what proportion of the half day sessions were missed by pupils and how this compares to the local and national averages.

In 2015/16, the most recent full school year, 5% of half day sessions were missed. Nationally, secondary school pupils missed 5% of sessions.

Figures below show what proportion of the half day sessions were missed by pupils and counted as an unauthorised absence and how this compares to the local and national averages.

What proportion of pupils are classed as persistent absentees (missing 10% or more of all sessions).


Figures below show what proportion of the pupils, who left school in recent years, continued in education for longer than the first term.

Of the pupils who finished school in 2014, the most recent data available, 91% of pupils stayed on in education. Nationally, 91% of pupils stayed on in education.

There is also data on the proportion who went into either education, a job or training.

Year for outcome% education and workLA - % education and workNational - % education and work

Figures below show the proportion of young people who dropped out of education, training or work within 3 months.

Year for outcome% not sustainedLA - % not sustainedNational - % not sustained


While finances are not included in our calculation of how good schools are, many schools publish information about how much they are spending on pupils' education.

What is the total school spend per pupil Loreto High School Chorlton compared to the local and national average? (school is in blue)

How much does Loreto High School Chorlton spend per pupil on teachers and educational support staff and how does this compare to the average spending across the Local Authority?

What percentage of the school's budget is spent on supply staff?

Teachers banned a pupil from lessons for refusing to remove a nose stud – which she has been wearing for a year.

Jesika Thompson, 14, was tackled by a teacher as she walked down a  corridor at Loreto High School in Chorlton.

The teenager was asked to remove it as it was a ‘health hazard’ and, when she refused, she was sent to ‘seclusion’. It meant she had to sit for four hours in a room on her own away from lessons.

When she came back to school with her mother the next day – still wearing the stud – she was again told she was barred from lessons, although she could return to seclusion.

The pair decided to return to their home in Northern Moor.

Jesika’s mother, Florence Robinson, who has six children, said: “I’m upset. I disagree with what the school has done. It wasn’t stopping her learning. Lots of children have nose studs but they have only picked on my child.”

She blamed the incident on the school’s new headteacher, Peter Tite, who has taken over following the retirement of former head Luke Dillon.

She said: “The new head has decided to change the rules but he’s only picked on one child. To me it’s petty-minded. If there is a rule it should be applied to everyone.”

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Was Loreto High School right to ban a pupil from lessons for wearing a nose stud?



Jesika, who is studying GCSEs  in geography, design, Spanish and sciences, said: “It’s really small – the size of a pin head. I have been wearing a nose stud for a year without any problems.

“One of the teachers spoke to me in the corridor and said ‘do me a favour and take it out’. I said ‘why?’ She said it was a health hazard.

“It’s not going to fall out. It’s really small. It’s not a health hazard.”

Jesika added: “I told them I want to learn but they’re not letting me because of one little thing. I’ve been wearing a stud into school for a year and it’s never been a  problem until now.”

The school, which has 750 pupils, was described in 2010 as ‘good overall’ with outstanding leadership’  by Ofsted earlier this year.

Mr Tite, who took over the role two weeks ago, said: “Jesika is a lovely girl who is very well-presented in her uniform and very well-behaved and doing well in school. We want her back.

“I’m sorry this has happened but we do not bend the rules for anyone. Children in schools will try to bend the rules.

“Every child who has a nose stud in school here will have it confiscated. Every child with the exception of Jesika has handed it over when requested.

“They can put it back in at the end of the day.

“I’ve been in post two weeks now and I’m determined to maintain very high standards and appearance is a very high feature of this. I believe that the high standards here is the reason so many parents are choosing to send their children here.

“If a rule is to be fair it has to be applied to every child.

“Facial piercings aren’t allowed. This is made clear in the student planners which they all receive.”

Asked whether the rule had not been enforced under the previous regime, he said: “I will take responsibility for my decisions this year but I’m not going to comment on decisions of the previous headteacher.”

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