Press Coverage & Awards

Stonyhurst enjoys a position as the UK's leading Catholic boarding school. Read the links below to read our latest reviews, reports and press coverage.

Reviews & Reports


The Good Schools Guide - Stonyhurst College

An outward looking and inclusive Catholic boarding school where students are encouraged to become their best selves, give back to the world and aspire to great heights academically.

Read the full review below

The Good Schools Guide - St Mary's Hall

In one of the playrooms, there is a fabulous poster of St Ignatius saying: ‘Go forth and set the world on fire’. These children are being emboldened, their intellect and sensibilities refined, to do just that.

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ISI Reports

Throughout their time at school, from the EYFS onwards, pupils develop an appreciation for non-material aspects of the world. They are kind, polite and friendly, able to articulate their opinions and feelings and ready to take on responsibilities.

Read the ISI Integrated Inspection Report 2016

Read the ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection Report 2019

Tatler Schools Guide

We were delighted and honoured to learn that Stonyhurst was shortlisted for a Tatler Schools Award 2020.  Stonyhurst were nominated for the ‘Public School of the Year’ Award – one of just six awards given each year from Tatler. 

Read the Tatler School's Guide 2021 Review


Tatler Schools Guide 2022

…'A springboard to a life of purpose', Stonyhurst turns out young people who live by the school's motto, 'Quant je puis' ('As much as I can'). Days here are full, with a dizzying array of co-curricular clubs and first-class sporting opportunities, whether on the rugby field or in the tennis dome. Head of Junior School, Ian Murphy, often concludes letters to pupils at the start of their journey with the words, 'Exciting times lie ahead'. He's quite right.

Read the Tatler School's Guide 2022 Review


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