Application Procedures & Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed for entry at all stages from age 3 and application forms are available on our web site and can also be requested from the Admissions team. Our application procedures are age appropriate and include:

  • Entry assessments
  • Interviews
  • Character references / references from current school
  • Disability assessments (if applicable)

The following information provides a general guide to the entry requirements and procedures, but Stonyhurst St. Mary’s Hall looks at each application on its individual merit. For any enquiries in relation to entry requirements / procedures please contact the Admissions team – E:  smhadmissions@stonyhurst.ac.uk T: 01254 827073

Children will be considered for entry into any year group Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall.

Entry at 3+

Pupils can join our pre prep unit in the term that their third birthday falls. A completed application form should be submitted and where relevant, two recent school/nursery reports and a reference from the child’s current school/nursery. The school offers a limited number of EAL supported places for pupils with little or no English language skills. We are no longer a registered provider of the free early education scheme (nursery vouchers). This follows the very careful consideration of a number and range of factors, the most significant being our desire to offer greater flexibility in the education of the children with regard to the sessions and timings, which best fit our timetable and our approach to teaching and learning.

We regret that we cannot generally accept children who are not potty trained, except in instances where a child has a statement of special education needs or is in the process of acquiring one. Please discuss this with us further if this is an issue.

Entry at 7 +

Entry into any year in KS2 is based upon the submission of the child’s school reports from the previous two years, a school reference from their current school and completion of an on-line assessment. For those starting in Year 5 and above children may also be required to attend an interview ( via SKYPE if international) with the Headmaster or Head of KS2 and complete a personal information sheet along with completion of a full taster day. The school has an expert EAL support department and therefore we offer places for children with little or no English language skills.

Entry at 11+

Applicants for admission at the age of 11 are asked to sit an on-line entrance assessment. (This can be done remotely for international pupils) We also require submission of the child’s school reports from the previous two years, a school reference from their current school, completion of a personal information sheet and to attend an interview (via SKYPE if international) with the Headmaster.

Entry into Year 8 is based upon the submission of the child’s school reports from the previous two years, a school reference from their current school, completion of an on line assessment and personal information sheet and required to attend an interview (via SKYPE if international) with the Headmaster.

The school has an expert EAL support department and therefore we offer places for children with little or no English language skills.