Loreto’s head hails exam results – and pupils’ performance outside the classroom

By David Prior at

Loreto Grammar School headteacher Jane Beever has congratulated her A-level students not only on another exceptional set of academic results but for their breadth of interests outside the classroom.

Mrs Beever, who as Executive Headteacher of St Antony’s Catholic College in Urmston has also over seen a dramatic improvement in standards, said: “In an educational landscape that is constantly changing it is important that teachers and parents provide consistent support and this year with a return to a stronger emphasis on end of course exams we have had to adapt both our curriculum and our processes to give our girls the best possible opportunity to succeed.

“However, education is about much more than grade success and I am even more delighted that our young women have given so much to the wider community in a manner we know they will want to continue throughout their lives.”

Loreto’s results were again eye-catching with 71% of all grades at either A* or B with 40% at A* or A. A stunning 29 girls achieved straight As with five high flyers getting three A*s or better.

Among the high achievers were on the back row (from left to right): Maris Butler from Wilmslow who is going to study French and Spanish at Manchester; Alexandra Angelides from Chorlton who will read Music at Birmingham; Rachel Doyle from Warrington who will read Politics and International Relations at Birmingham; Emily Terry from Sale who will read Medicine at Birmingham; Nia Thomas from Sale who will read The History of Art at The Courtauld Institute; Isobelle Blinkhorn from Bramhall who is reapplying to study Medicine; Rebecca McCann from Handforth who is going to The London School of Economics to read International Relations; Sorcha Barry from Altrincham who is going to Leeds to read Psychology; Rachel Donnachie from Altrincham who is going to read Maths at Somerville College, Oxford and Saskia Law from Altrincham who is going to King’s College London to read English Literature.

On the front row are: Charlotte Joyce from Timperley who is going to read English Literature at Liverpool; Beth Whitton from Urmston who is going to Leeds to read Dentistry; Anastasia Kukharuk from Sale who will read read Medicine at Liverpool; Lucy Mullins from Sale who will read Physics at Birmingham; Sandra Habeeb from Great Sankey who will read Dentistry at Liverpool; Victoria Roddis from Stockport who will read History at Newcastle; Ann Hanna from Sale who will read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at York and Kirsten McNally from Timperley who will also read PPE but at The London School of Economics.