Each year, approximately thirty students from the Loreto Junior School (on the same site) enter first year, making up about one-third of the annual intake. There is a small intake of students, generally from other schools, into other classes, when vacancies exist. Loreto College is a traditional school in that families, over generations, have tended to send their daughters there.
Ninety-six girls are admitted to the new first year each autumn. They are divided into four class groups and this remains the pattern for the school. Class size remains at this level and year groups in the school do not exceed ninety-six students.