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'.


20 Years of Full Co-Education

The 2019/2020 Academic Year marks a very important anniversary: the 20th anniversary of full co-education at Stonyhurst. Read all about these last 20 years below.





Why Choose Stonyhurst College?

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



What Others Say

Good Schools Guide

- Broad curriculum allows students to follow their interests

- Outward looking and inclusive Catholic boarding school

- Students are encouraged to become their best selves, give back to the world and aspire to great heights academically

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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.

Contact our Admissions Team

01254 827073

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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

7 of our alumni

have been awarded the Victoria Cross


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

was a pupil here


We were the first school

to perform a Shakespeare play


The CEO of the New York Times

was a pupil here

Whole Student Approach

With a rich heritage adhering to the Jesuit tradition.

Stonyhurst News

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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