Inspection Reports

 Studeints in Lower Line

Stonyhurst received an outstanding inspection report in April 201 Excellent pastoral care, high academic standards, outstanding extra curricular success and the high quality of pupils’ personal development were just some of the accolades received.  Mr Andrew Johnson, the Headmaster, said, ‘I am very proud of this report, which is a tremendous achievement, and product of the hard work of Stonyhurst staff and pupils. We aim to be the best we can be in all we do and encourage our pupils to strive to achieve their utmost. Thanks must go to everyone involved in this success.’  

A student in Rhetoric (Year 13) is quoted in the report, saying, ‘…staff and pupils form a family. We can turn to almost anyone for support….This openness to people’s differences allows people to flourish in what they want to do in a comfortable and loving environment.’  

All UK independent schools have a full inspection conducted by the Independent Schools Inspectorate every six years. Inspections cover the full range of a school’s educational provision, and the inspectors form judgements on nine different aspects according to an objective set of criteria.  

Below are some quotations from the reports.

“The College’s most distinctive feature is an outstanding, all-pervasive spirituality, which promotes reflective self-awareness and increased moral fibre, leading many pupils to relish opportunities to turn their faith into action.”

“A broad curriculum, flexibly adapted to enable pupils to achieve their full potential, makes an excellent contribution to pupils’ achievements and learning…”

“Extra-curricular success is exceptional.”

“The quality of pupils’ personal development is excellent…”

“The pastoral care of the pupils and arrangements for their welfare, health and safety are excellent” 


Stonyhurst  also received an outstanding Boarding Inspection Report from OFSTED, which is attached below. Boarding Inspectors visited the College in May 2011 and found it to be outstanding in almost every way.

 The Library

The St Thomas More Library

  1. Stonyhurst Inspection Report 2010
  2. Stonyhurst Boarding Inspection Report