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Excellent Examination Results at Stonyhurst

Pupils at Stonyhurst are celebrating their success as the College has once again achieved an exceptionally good set of A level results.  This year, 69% of all results were A*, A or B grades, whilst 44% were A* or A grades.  Results were excellent across all subjects, with particularly outstanding results achieved in Chemistry, Economics, History, Maths, Physics, Politics and Theology. The year's top performer at Stonyhurst was George Cowperthwaite, who achieved an incredible 5 A* grades...
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Fantastic Trophy win for Stonyhurst team at Bisley

Stonyhurst College shooting team has just returned from a very successful trip to the Bisley International Shooting Competition (10-15 July 16). The team consisted of Edward Belderbos, Ryan Coe, Thomas Wroblewski, Harry Isley, Celina Guzkowska, Elizabeth Simpson-Pattison and Samuel Clews.  They won the Gallery Rifle Range Competition, leaving with the Financial Times Trophy and 4 Gold Medals. Elizabeth Simpson Pattison also came 3rd in the Clay Pigeon Competition, winning a Bronze...

Stonyhurst opens as a SAT testing centre

We are delighted to announce that Stonyhurst has officially opened as a SAT testing centre for the 2016/17 academic year.  This has been a long awaited development which reflects the growing interest of many of our students in international study. Our students will now be able to take the test within their own environment, eliminating any travelling time to centres elsewhere, which we hope will reduce additional stress on the day. The limited places we have available are also open to external...
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Stonyhurst’s outstanding IB results

Stonyhurst’s International Baccalaureate students have been celebrating their success today, as results for the IB Diploma Programme were published across the world. The IB Diploma awards a maximum score of 45 points.  The average score per IB diploma student at Stonyhurst was extremely high this year at 35.7 points. This is the equivalent of more than 4 As at A level.  This score is also significantly higher than Stonyhurst’s average last year of 32.0 points, achieved by the first ever...
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Grease – ‘ Their best performance yet ’

The theatre at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall was transformed into Rhydell High last week when parents were wowed by the schools production of Grease.   Performed by the pupils of Figures and Rudiments their stunning lead vocals, superb acting and side splitting humour had everyone in the theatre tapping their feet and singing along to the music. A truly momentous show that was enjoyed by all and will most certainly be remembered for years to come.
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Rudiments Class of 2016 say farewell

On the 30th June the Class of 2016 said their farewells to St Mary's Hall at a glittering event held at Mitton Hall.  Teachers and parents joined the students in an evening of laughter, occasional sadness and reflection as they shared stories and photos from the past 10 years at the school.  Speeches from the Students and Mrs Hines brought both tears and laughter but the highlights were undoubtedly the teachers 'cutting their moves' on the dance floor.  Many of the students will continue...
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Newfield School Wheelchair Dancers

Newfield School visit the College We were delighted to receive a visit from the children of Newfield School, Blackburn, to the College on 22 June. With an 18 year history of the students from Stonyhurst College attending Newfield School and its predecessor Dame Evelyn Fox for a weekly wheelchair dancing session, it was lovely to have the children visit the College for the final meeting of the year. After a quick lunch the children witnessed a brief but vibrant dance display by a group of...
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A Celebration of Singing at Stonyhurst

A Celebration of Singing at Stonyhurst On 17th June 275 children from 9 local primary schools raised the roof at St Peter’s Church, Stonyhurst College when they attended ‘A Celebration of Singing’.  Led by Stonyhurst's Director of Music, Martyn Marshall, the day was filled with energy and excitement as children sang a range of songs from the Lion King to 'Gonna Rise Up Singin’ by Don Besig.  As the day unfolded children had the opportunity to take a tour of the college and listen...
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Science Day for Local Primary Schools

Children from four of our local Primary Schools had an informative and inspiring Science day visiting Stonyhurst College on Thursday 23rd June .  Our specialist teachers introduced them to meteorite investigation (using chocolate!), NASA augmented reality using Ipads, a gateway to the stars in our fantastic observatory, then finishing off with a real life ROCKET LAUNCH !! After a delicious lunch, St Michael and St. John RC Primary School, St. Joseph’s Primary school, Thorneyholme RC...

Stonyhurst Ladies Lunch at Northcote

Parents, former parents, grandparents and friends of Stonyhurst gathered for the Spring Ladies Lunch, held at Northcote Manor. Funds raised at this event went to support the Stonyhurst Sports Club in replacing their lane ropes for the swimming pool.  Sports Club Manager, Carl Riley, spoke to our guests before lunch to explain why the new ropes were needed and to thank our guests for their support. A beautiful diamond bracelet was donated by Sarah Layton Jewellers in Whalley, to help us...

Poetry Politics trip to Westminster

On Wednesday 15th June, Poetry Politics students enjoyed a memorable trip to Westminster. During the day the students had the opportunity to attend Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons chamber. This was followed by lunch on the terrace at Parliament, hosted by MPs Sir Bill Cash OS, Sir Edward Leigh and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Lindsay Hoyle. After lunch, Luke Stagnetto presented Mr Hoyle with a personalised Gibraltar national football team shirt. Mr. Hoyle...
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Dawn Mass on Longridge Fell

Each year an open-air Dawn Mass is held on Longridge Fell, near Stonyhurst. On Sunday 12th June 100 pupils of all ages climbed the 350m fell for Mass, walking from the school at 6am. The Mass is now in its eleventh year, and attracts a growing number of pupils each year. There is a panoramic view of the Ribble Valley and the Trough of Bowland from the top, and everyone enjoys a hearty breakfast after the long walk back. The climb to the top of the fell passes beside a strangely shaped...
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SMH shows solidarity with refugees

Representatives from Aid to the Church in Need visited Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall on Tuesday June 14th. Dr Caroline Hull and Miss Kitty Hanley helped pupils in Year 7 to understand the plight of children who are displaced or who become refugees. They told the children that refugees are given enormous hope when they know that someone cares and is thinking and praying for them. In response, the pupils created their section of the Wall of Hope, inspired by the image of a tree drawn on the...
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Great Academies 2016

In his Great Academies speech, the Headmaster, Andrew Johnson celebrated the achievements of the past year, including the best ever exam results, a host of sporting victories and successful arts’ performances, and many co-curricular opportunities. He said: “Stonyhurst aspires to be a place where people are believed in; where natural talents and creative abilities are recognised and celebrated; where each of us finds the challenge, encouragement and support to reach our fullest individual...
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Great Academies Guest of Honour: John Bruton

John Bruton, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, was this year's Guest of Honour at Great Academies. Mr Bruton began his speech by stating that Britain and Ireland had much in common, and were united by their sacrifices in the battles of Jutland and the Somme, both of which have their centenaries this year. He noted that the very first Victoria Cross of the First World War was awarded to an Irishman-  Maurice Dease – who attended Stonyhurst College: “His portrait hangs in...
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Great Academies Drama

Drama Workshop gave a fizzing, energetic performance of Willy Russell's comedy, Our Day Out, on Friday May 27th. Carefully choreographed mayhem left the audience breathless, as 'the progress class' of an inner-city school ran around the stage, giving Mr Briggs (Benedict Lowe) and Mrs Kay (Ludovica Mohacsi) much to disagree about!
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Great Academies: the CCF

The Stonyhurst Combined Cadet Force, led by the JUOs, manned various activity stands to show the range of their activities, on Friday May 27th. The display acted as a magnet to younger brothers, who were clearly very excited about taking part in the CCF in the future!
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Great Academies: The Stonyhurst Collections

Joe Reed OS, Parsons Fellow at Stonyhurst, gave an interesting update on the progress of the renovation of the Arundell Library and the Old Chapel Museum.
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