Welcome to Loyola, a leading Catholic preparatory school in Essex, for boys aged 3 to 11.  We know that choosing a school for your child is one of the most important aspects of parenting and we hope your visit to our website will give you the information you need to make your choice easier. I'm delighted that our boys appear throughout the website talking about their own experiences at Loyola. I hope this gives you a really rounded perspective on our school life. You may also care to view our 2013 Independent Schools' Inspectorate report Results and inspection reports in which the school is found to be excellent in achievement; curriculum; EYFS; quality of teaching; spiritual, moral, social and cultural education; pastoral care and links with parents, and the Brentwood Inspection Report 2014 in which Loyola is named as outstanding in all respects View Report.   In 2016, the school was inspected under the new inspection framework which ensures that schools fulfil their statutory obligations.  Loyola was found to be fully compliant in all areasResults and inspection reports.  This lasat season has seen record breaking success in soccer in particular.  Latest news  Should you wish to read the text of my end of year Speech given in July 2018,, it is on the school Newsletter page Newsletters or if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you and your son into our school community.  

You may be aware that my wife and I are commencing our retirement in August 2018.  I am delighted that after a rigourous and intensive process, the Governors have appointed Mrs Kirsty Anthony as my successor and as the second lady Head in the school's history.  As a former parent of Loyola and as a very experienced Deputy Head both here and elsewehere, Mrs Anthony is imbued with the spirit of Loyola which assuredly will burn brightly as she continues to lead the school forward.

Peter Nicholson, B.Ed (Hons); Cert Ed    @LoyolaPrepEssexFollow us on Twitter at @LoyolaPrepEssex  (including Tweets from the Headmaster!)

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Final Tweet from Mr Nicholson.@LoyolaPrepEssex

Full text of Arthur's Head Boy Speech given at Academy on Latest news

Heademaster's Speech 2018 including review of the year Newsletters

Roll of honour of this season's soccer achievements. Latest news

Successful Family Fun Day pictured on Twitter @LoyolaPrepEssex

Thirteen academic scholarships  and one music scholarship awarded at 11+    Ten Grammar School places achieved .   Results and inspection reports 

Tenny wins Gold Medal as top mathematician

2018 Key Stage 2 SATs results published. Loyola exceeds national average. Results and inspection reports