Education, Boarding and Pastoral Care

We are delighted to be in partnership with Loughborough Schools Foundation to deliver a world class tennis and academic programme, which prioritises and places significant emphasis on the player’s welfare, personal and social development.

A word from the Head

Welcome to Loughborough Amherst School. ‌

The School has developed and changed from its earliest beginnings as a day school for the Catholic girls of Loughborough to a multi-faith school for girls and boys aged 4-18.  In 2015, the School joined the Loughborough Schools Foundation and now shares its rich heritage with that of Fairfield Prep School, Loughborough High School and Loughborough Grammar School.

Academically, Loughborough Amherst is a non-selective school.  Our small class sizes and excellent individualised care allow us to cater for a range of abilities in a way that more selective schools, or larger non-selective schools, cannot always match.  In fact, we pride ourselves on our ability to bring out the best in a pupil, whether they are aiming for Oxbridge entry or they are someone who has decided that university is not the best route for them.

What makes us, perhaps, unique is the extent to which we now enjoy the benefits of being both small and large.  Our membership of the Loughborough Schools Foundation allows us to combine all that is best in our community with the benefits of the human and physical resources of a campus of over 2000 students. 

With a teacher to pupil ratio of 1:8 enabling exceptionally high levels of individual academic support, your child will have every chance of realising their goals. And, as part of the Loughborough Schools Foundation, we also enjoy the significant benefits of a major campus and outstanding facilities.

When pupils leave us, we want them to be confident and successful. But, equally importantly, we want them to be caring and empathetic young people; equipped to face the best and worst that life offers.

So whether your child is a high flyer or someone who might benefit from extra educational input, our caring and holistic approach will help them grow as a well-rounded individual.

Julian Murphy

Headmaster Loughborough Amherst School

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