South Of Scotland Transport Survey for Young People

The Workforce Mobility Project would like young people to complete a short five minute survey. This is a great opportunity to highlight the transport and digital barriers and challenges which impact you and your families.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

This survey is for all young people, and is asking about all forms of transport, from walking, public transport, personal car use and all points in between. It is also important to hear the voices of young people who might otherwise be ignored, such as young people with disabilities, and their experience of transport in the area.

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New Hospital Building

Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

As you may already be aware, NHS Lothian recently announced that the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People will fully open on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

From this date, the remaining Children’s services presently located at Sciennes, including A&E, will move to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People located next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.

The new facilities are already home to the majority of the Children’s Outpatient services and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN), which both migrated to the Little France site in July 2020. Earlier this year, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient facilities and some outpatient services also moved to the new hospital.

The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People will deliver local, regional and national services in some of the most modern and best-designed healthcare facilities in the world. With the new facilities connected to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and both Emergency Departments are now all on the same site. This reduces the need for emergency transfers between hospitals, and ensures that the NHS Lothian teams can share skills and expertise for the benefit of all patients.

The remaining Children’s Services that are presently located at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Sciennes will move to the new hospital by Tuesday 23 March.

From 8am on Tuesday 23 March, all patients and any child or young person up to the age of 16 requiring access to A&E, must go to the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People at Little France.

Happy Holidays

Dear all

It has been an end of term never to be forgotten and yet at the same time did not feel like the end of term at all.

We missed having our celebrations in person with the children and families but hope that our virtual events went some way to connecting with you all and marking the end of term.

Virtual sports day was a huge success and our Google classrooms and Google meets allowed the children to round off this year. We are becoming quite the quiz masters. School videos have let you see glimpses of the school as we have prepared and planned for August-though we are waiting for final confirmation later in the summer as to what this will be. Don’t worry we are prepared for different scenarios and will do our absolute best for your children within the guidance to be followed.

It was lovely to see so many children, especially our P7s on their last Google meets. We were delighted to deliver P7 packs to you including your ‘graduation’ certificate, Pope Francis Awards and yearbooks. We look forward to welcoming you back for a celebration when the time is safe and right.

School session dates have been published and are available on East Lothian Council website here

Please also check latest information on our Twitter page about free school meals over summer  and the link to East Lothian Council nursery updates.

If there are any other important updates we will be in touch-so keep an eye out for school e mails. But for now rest and relax a bit over the summer.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and support and the great job you did during lockdown.

To the wonderful staff team here in Loretto-thank you for your dedicated commitment to our school and the preparation for next session-however that will be. I know how hard you have worked  behind the scenes and how much you are missing the children.

I hope that the weather is kind to us over the summer break. Stay safe and well-keep following the advice-and see you soon.

Mrs McBean



Have a nice weekend

Dear all

You have received several communications this week from us. Some for P1 transition, some for P7 transition and some of the big picture news from our Head of Education Lesley Brown based on government announcements.

We realise it is difficult waiting for specific details but please be patient. So many things are dependent on each other and these inform the planning for your child and our school within East Lothian Council.

Teachers will be continuing to work providing Home Learning over June and at the same time we will be making preparations for August.

In the meantime please continue to follow the Phase 1 Scottish Covid guidance-stay safe.Enjoy this sunshine.

Hide and Seek Assembly

This week we are perhaps getting a little weary hoping and waiting for a sign that our lockdown will soon be over and we will soon be back together. We might be looking for signs that things are getting better and wondering where we can find God in all this sadness and suffering. Of course, we can find God and get to know him by getting to know Jesus. This week’s Gospel tells us how  Jesus explained this to his disciples and friends. If we  get to know Jesus and look for signs of His love -we will see it all around us. So our religious assembly this week is to think about this film and play ‘I spy’ for signs of the  LOVE of God. It’s always here-in the helping hands,smiles, gentle words, brave acts, co-operation, sharing…every little kindness.

A prayer for this week especially for those who have to make big decisions to look after our hospitals, works, care homes and schools in our country.

For those who are guiding

our nation and shaping national policies

that they may make wise decisions.

Strengthen them and bless them.

Lord Hear us

Lors Graciously Hear Us


2020-05-11 Assembly Video for Home

Praying together on Thursday as we clap for the NHS

We are not at school and can’t gather for school assembly or going to Mass so here is a chance for us all to ‘gather’ in our God’s family this week. Maybe we can say this wee prayer on Thursday as we clap for the NHS at 8pm.  Many thanks to Ten Ten resources for making their resources available to us.

You might like to watch an assembly film here too.

Welcome back to Home Learning Term 4

I hope you have all had a restful time over Easter. I know it’s not the holidays we all wanted but I am very proud of you all staying in at home and helping the whole country to stay safe and well. Well done boys and girls and all your families.

Just to remind you that TUESDAY 21 April we are back to our learning. We will be back online in our Google Classrooms so please log in and say Happy Easter to your class.

Each week you will have a weekly learning grid from your teacher and lots of suggestions to keep you learning. BUT remember mums and dads, we don’t expect you to run your home like a school-you need to find what works for you and hope that what we provide helps. We all need some exercises and fun and play to help us stay bright and cheery.

This week let us reflect on the hope that the risen Jesus brings us. There is hope every day in every little act of kindness and all those heroic acts of kindness in our hospitals and  care homes.

My challenge for you this week is to look out of your window or on your permitted daily exercise-look for signs of hope and Spring and draw a picture of this.

Happy Easter. Joyeuses Paques. Wesolych Swiat Wielkanocnych. Buona Pasqua.

Mrs McBean




You are invited to join us today Friday 3rd April at 12 noon as we break for Easter to light a candle in your window and pray for our pupil. May His light shine upon him and upon us all. At this time Fr Basil is also saying a private Mass.