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Limited spaces available for Year 5 entry

Owing to increasing demand, Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall is expanding entry at Year 5 and is holding the next 9+ (Year 5) Entrance Examination on Saturday 13th May for those interested in September 2023 entry. Limited places are available. If you would like to learn more, please contact the Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall Registrar, Sarah Morrison, here

Complete the short form below to secure your child's place at the next 9+ (Year 5) Entrance Examination.

A few reasons to join Stonyhurst in Year 5...

  • Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall has a broad bespoke curriculum, which gives children the opportunity to play a huge variety of sports, enjoy a rich experience of performing arts, particularly musical theatre, learn new skills, including 3 foreign languages and make new friends with children from across the globe.
  • Years 5 and 6 see pupils finish the primary stage, then Years 7 and 8 at St Mary's Hall has a ‘middle school’ feel about it. These extra two years in a prep environment give pupils the chance to fully grow in personal confidence. They are at the top end of the prep school, which gives them time to mature and develop their personal leadership skills before they move up to the college for senior education.
  • Many parents know that their children are not ready to move to a senior school environment at 11. They are looking for another path to avoid this very stressful transition. 
  • We don’t believe in SATS. We are still able to give parents a very clear assessment of how the children are doing in all their subjects in relation to national expectations, without having to resort to a very unimaginative test-driven curriculum. We are more concerned. with the individual learning journey and wellbeing of each individual in its widest sense
  • The prep school provides a fee-inclusive day from 8am to 6pm, including extra-curricular activities and evening meals, making it excellent value for busy working parents; homework is done at school. 

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We would love to welcome you and your child/children to the Stonyhurst family. Join us at our next Open Day or book a Private Visit to discover what makes Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall such a special place for children.

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