La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School

Formidable Talent
Determined Minds
Courageous Spirit



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

As an Ofsted Outstanding school, high expectations permeate all that we do, and our track record of successful outcomes including impressive results, notable destinations and enabling our students onto incredible pathways post-education is a testament to this. Our students are encouraged to be aspirational and bold, empowered by their teachers to excel and flourish in all that they do.

Dominic Malins Headteacher

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The La Retraite Legacy

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Bursting to the seams with accomplished, creative, driven and compassionate La Retraite graduates, our Legacy celebrates those who have made their mark on our long history of success, of which we pride ourselves on.

  • Fiona

    Fiona La Retraite 6 President, Harvard and Oxford University alumni and Senior Associate at PwC.

  • Harry

    Harry Joining the school for Sixth Form, Harry is currently reading Law at York University, and is a published journalist.

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Currently studying Medicine at Imperial University, Elizabeth graduated from the La Retraite 6 in 2021.

The La Retraite Traits

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Formidable Talent - Determined Minds - Courageous Spirit

These are the qualities our students develop which broadens their minds, creates opportunities, opens doors and encourages them to excel. 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

Formidable Talent

Rooshan was awarded the Lambeth Achievement Award for obtaining top grades in her GCSE's, before achieving a First-Class Honours degree and embarking on a career in the legal profession, as a qualified Barrister.

Determined Minds

Determined Minds

Zeinab's ambition, inquisitiveness and independent mind has led her to much success at La Retraite. Recently elected as Year 9 Student Leader, Zeinab is a confident and motivated student, determined to learn and make a difference within her school and wider community.

Courageous Spirit

Courageous Spirit

Treasure's creative mind and forward thinking has enabled two successful Anti-Bullying week campaigns and through her planning, ideas and kindness, our Ambassadors are able to reach more students than ever before.


Open Events

 If you are looking for a secondary school for your daughter, we warmly welcome you to our upcoming open events.


Year 7 Open Mornings
Tuesday 28th June, 9:15am - 11:30am

Tuesday 4th October, 9:15am - 12pm

Wednesday 12th October, 9:15am - 12pm


Open Day 

 Saturday 24th September, 9am - 1pm 

Prospective sixth form students welcome.

View our open events page to book your place and find out more


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To find out what our students say, please click here.