Welcome to the UK's leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for 3 - 18 year olds

Stonyhurst is a springboard to a life of purpose. We empower our boys and girls to be the best that they can be, shaping leaders of the future who carry a sense of purpose and a desire to make the world a better place. As we guide every pupil through their own individual academic, sporting, creative, spiritual and emotional journey, we watch with great pride as our boys and girls grow to be men and women for others. 

Quant je puis - 'As much as I can'.


Why Choose Stonyhurst College?

There are plenty of reasons to choose Stonyhurst College for your son or daughter's education.



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Life at Stonyhurst

College life is fast paced and varied. Of course we encourage our pupils to work hard academically - we are first and foremost a leading independent school after all - but life at Stonyhurst extends far beyond the classroom. We recognise the importance of developing the whole individual so that our boys and girls are well-rounded, confident and ready to succeed in the real world.

Below you can find out about about our strong academic departments, the extensive programme of co-curricular activities that we offer, our world class facilities and more.


If you believe that Stonyhurst could be the best private school for your son or daughter, the admissions section below provides information about the application process for UK and international applicants, plus other information that you will find useful in guiding your decision.

Stonyhurst in French National Press

We are delighted to be featured in an article which was published in the weekend section of Le Figaro – the second highest selling national newspaper in France. To read the original article in French or the English translation visit the links below.

Le Figaro Article (French original)

Le Figaro Article (English translation)



Vatican Cricket Tour

Following a fantastic visit by the Vatican Cricket team to Stonyhurst last year the College has been invited to send a team to Rome for a return game at the end of June. Click here to read the report of the 2018 match from The Oxford Review of Books

A huge thank you to the OS who have provided sponsorship for the trip which ensures that every child who has been selected for the team will be able to take part. All OS and parents are welcome to attend the two matches and show their support on Thursday 27th June vs. Roma Capannelle and Friday 28th June vs the Vatican XI.

View the full 2019 itinerary here.


Stonyhurst College: #1 in Lancashire for 'Value Added'

Stonyhurst has been ranked #1 in Lancashire by the Government for 'Value Added' at A Level. To read more about this wonderful news and to view our value added scores visit the link below.

Stonyhurst 'Value Added' Press Release


Stonyhurst Fast Facts

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Did you know... Stonyhurst is 425 years old!

We have a whole host of special initiatives planned to celebrate and commemorate this special anniversary year.

Find out more here.


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Upcoming Events

Attending one of our open events is a great way to see the full spectrum of the school 'in action'. We hold regular open days for the College (13 - 18 years) and Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall (3 - 13 years) during the Christmas term, along with an open evening that focuses specifically on sixth form options (16 - 18 years). In the Easter and Summer terms we hold more informal Open Doors events.

Online registration is available, and will allow us to tailor your open event experience to the needs of your child.


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