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Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst

Address: Stonyhurst College, Stonyhurst, Hurst Green, Clitheroe. BB7 9PZ
Website: stonyhurst.ac.uk
Founded: 1593
Number of Pupils: 720 (including 260 in the prep school St Mary’s Hall)
Fees: £11,370–£35,610
Ages: 3–18
Head Teacher: Mr John Browne
Mr Ian Murphy ( St Mary’s Hall)
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic school in the Jesuit tradition
Entrance Procedure:  Assessment Test; Personal Statement; School Reports
Contact: Ruth Hughes Director of Admissions
Email:  [email protected]
School Visits: St Mary’s Hall Open Doors 1 May 9–12 noon.

The Curriculum

Our prep school follows the international primary curriculum up to the age of 11. At the college we offer GCSE through to A-levels, as well as the Pre IB and IB Diploma. We have an extensive co-curricular programme of over 100 activities to choose from.

Games & The Arts

We have a long history of sporting success. Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis dome, 37 fitness station multi gym, golf course and Olympic size all weather pitch. Opportunities in music, art, drama, dance, stage management, photography are also on offer.

Pastoral Care

Pupils in our care are given the individual attention, resources and space in which to grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They are encouraged to involve themselves fully in the opportunities on offer. They are also helped to develop those qualities of character that will distinguish them in later life as men and women for others. A Jesuit education nurtures individuality and encourages generosity.

University Places

Approximately half of students secure a place in a Russell Group University.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘Show me a boy at the age of seven, and I will show you the man’. The Jesuit approach to education inspires, nurtures and develops the child’s spiritual and emotional character that is the backbone to adulthood. At Stonyhurst we work hard at knowing every pupil so that we can challenge them academically and in other areas of life. We aspire to educational excellence and human competence giving our pupils that extra edge to go further in life.

Outstanding Characteristics

  • Co-curricular programme of over 100 activities to choose from
  • The world’s oldest museum in the English speaking language with over 65,000 historical books and artefacts
  • Academic excellence – top IB score of 45 (maximum is 46) in 2016
  • Exceptional pastoral care
  • Extensive facilities including a tennis dome, 25 metre swimming pool, golf course and our very own working observatory
  • Producing world leaders for over 400 years


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