La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Why Join Us?

Why Join Us?

Firmly rooted in our community and with 140 years’ experience in Catholic all-girls education, La Retraite is underpinned by its inclusive community, strong values and long history of academic excellence.

Why choose us?

  • Recognised by Ofsted as Outstanding in 2007, 2013 and 2023.
  • Students are encouraged to be aspirational and bold, empowered by teachers to flourish and excel
  • An enriching student experience that beyond the classroom, developing passions and offering life-changing endeavours
  • A commitment to preparing every girl for their future
  • Inclusive Catholic ethos welcomes students from all walks of life, regardless of their faith
  • We believe our offer of a Catholic all-girls education instills self-confidence, promoting compassion, celebrating achievement, and inspiring aspiration
  • A 7 year journey: La Retraite 6 is our outstanding Sixth Form, offering a range of pathways including A Levels and T Levels and unrivalled opportunities, support and outcomes
  • Seamless transition into Year 7, Year 12 and post-16.


A La Retraite education is defined by creating opportunities and opening doors. We want our students to join our lasting legacy of tenacious, empathetic, courageous, and powerful young people, who push the boundaries to make a difference in tomorrow’s world.