Stonyhurst College, together with its preparatory school Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, is a leading independent co-educational Catholic day and boarding school for 3 – 18 year olds, with boarding available from 7 years.
Stonyhurst is a school which constantly looks to innovate and use its history and traditions as a lens on the present and the future. At the heart of everything we do is delivering an exceptional education for our pupils and ensuring that their formation, both inside and outside of the classroom, is the best in the world. We empower them to be the best that they can be, shaping leaders of the future.
The school is set in a magnificent Grade I listed building in a beautiful rural setting in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, England.
Stonyhurst has an outstanding academic record, with many pupils going on to top universities in the UK, Europe and around the world. Teaching at Stonyhurst centres on the individual – small classes and positive teacher–pupil relationships enable pupils to achieve their full academic potential.
The sixth form offers a choice of three study routes – A Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma or the IB Career Related Programme.
The creative life of the College is rich and varied, offering many opportunities to learn, perform and compete across music, art, drama and dance. Sport plays an important part in the life of Stonyhurst, including rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, athletics and football.
Facilities include a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, all-weather pitch, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is extremely successful too, as is the Combined Cadet Force. Over 100 different activities are offered each week.
In addition to young Catholics, the College welcomes young people who belong to other Christian traditions and other faiths.
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