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Traits of a La Retraite Student

Outstanding education and life-defining experiences for ambitious young people.

These are the qualities our students develop which broaden their minds, create opportunities, open doors and encourage them to excel, not only in their academic studies, but in every aspect of their lives, both in and beyond school. Every student is empowered to be aspirational and bold; to be powerful and successful; to achieve these traits: The Traits of a La Retraite Student.


Formidable Talent

Empowering every student to be confident, passionate and know of their worth


Courageous Spirit

Inspiring young people to seize every opportunity; making things happen for themselves, others and their community


Determined Minds

Like-minded young people who are fearless in the pursuit of their aspirations


Our school is defined by high standards, which permeates all aspects of life at La Retraite. Complemented by a blend of traditional values and an innovative approach to education, outstanding standards of teaching, enrichment opportunities and prospects to broaden horizons, support our local community and our Catholic ethos which forms our guiding principles, we firmly believe that every student develops these defining traits, alongside an array of qualities unique to them.

La Retraite is underpinned by a long history of academic excellence, successful outcomes, and our ambitious alumni, which we believe is a testament to what every student in our care aspires to achieve. Our students seek to become pioneers of the future, unwavering in the pursuit of their individual ambitions. As a whole school community, we are relentless in ensuring every young person attains the Traits of a La Retraite Student, to build the foundations of success that we pride ourselves on delivering.

The traits are firmly rooted in our school culture; all members of the La Retraite community encourage the development of these, whilst every student strives to embody them. Each term culminates in a celebration event, in which one student receives an award for demonstrating one of these traits in action, nominated by their teacher. In addition, recognition is awarded through achievement cards which share with families our pride in students, for having exhibited the traits.

Find out more about our long-lasting legacy of success and the platform this has provided our students, in the La Retraite Legacy Book.

Our pledge to prepare students for their future begins the moment they are offered a place with us. The only question is: are you ready to become a La Retraite Student?

Formidable Talent — Courageous Spirit — Determined Minds
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