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Welcoming children from the age of three, Hodder House is our purpose built Pre-Prep unit at St Mary’s  Hall.  Following our very successful, recent ISI inspection it was noted that, “The outstanding development of the pupils is a clear indication of how the school prepares both spiritually and emotionally.”  By beginning your child’s education in the Pre-Prep, Stonyhurst offers a seamless transition from 3-13.

Set in glorious woodland and equipped with exceptional facilities from a newly equipped outdoor classroom to our extensive campus coupled with inspirational teaching and a child centred approach, it is the ideal environment for indoor/outdoor play and learning.  

Children work in small classes under the care and guidance of highly skilled and experienced teachers. The International Primary Curriculum gives the opportunity to explore cross curricular themes linked to history, geography, science, art and ICT.  In addition to English and Maths, from the age of 3, children study French, swim each week, learn to express themselves creatively,enjoy PE and can take part in our extensive after school activities programme until 18:00.

The Pre-Prep uses the facilities that Stonyhurst provides and also benefits from the specialist teachers.  The Pre-Prep often takes part in the activities and special events of St Mary’s Hall, and it is very much part of the wider Stonyhurst Community.