Loreto College Foxrock is a leading, all-girls, private secondary school set on elevated grounds in Foxrock, South County Dublin. A Catholic school in the Loreto tradition, Loreto College Foxrock enables students to thrive. Here, we value the wellbeing of our students and the unique gifts and talents each girl brings.
Today we are a community of 530 students and c.60 teachers and an extensive support staff. Students typically join in first year, but we also welcome students from home and abroad throughout junior and senior cycles, places permitting.
Since 1941, Loreto College Foxrock has fostered an environment of educational and personal growth for our students. Our graduates are found in the areas of business, healthcare, sport, science, law, technology, politics and the arts. Loreto College Foxrock provides an all-round education in a dynamic living and learning community. Our academic, creative, musical and sporting facilities provide enriching opportunities for each student to grow, learn and develop so that she fulfils her unique potential.
Loreto College Foxrock is delighted to announce that we are a Droichead school. The Droichead process is an integrated professional induction framework for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). The main objective of the Droichead process is to support the professional learning of the NQTs during the induction phase, thus laying the foundations for subsequent professional growth and learning for the next phase of their career. We have a full trained Professional Support Team, who mentor NQTs through the Droichead process. We look forward to working with NQTs to enrich our school culture. For more information, please visit the NIPT website. www.teacherinduction.ie
‘The roles of year head and class tutor are student centred incorporating responsibility for the pastoral welfare and discipline of students and for tracking and monitoring of students’ progress, attendance and punctuality. There is a very good system of communication between the year heads and their relevant class tutors which is well organised and managed and ensures timely and effective communication with senior management regarding any issues that may arise.’
‘The teaching staff are committed, motivated, caring and supportive of students and bring a strong pastoral care focus to their relationships with students. They are generous with their time in availing of opportunities to lead projects and initiatives which enhance student learning, including the sixth-year academic mentoring programme. They have engaged with changes that have been led by senior management by being involved in, for example, in-school committees on literacy, and curriculum review.’
‘A good balanced academic curriculum is provided with a taster programme provided in first year, a good choice of optional subjects and a very popular Transition Year (TY) programme. The TY programme provides a very good broad educational experience characterised by choice, variety and development opportunities. It includes a wide variety of opportunities for the personal and social development of students including opportunities to be actively involved in a supportive way in the local community and activities which challenge them to become responsible for themselves.’
Department of Education and Skills / An Roinn Oideachais agus Scileanna - Whole School Evaluation Report