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

Stonyhurst St. Mary's Hall 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'.


What Others Say

Tatler Schools Guide

'With the oldest museum in the English speaking world and five libraries at their disposal, it's no wonder academic results are strong. Success extends outside the classroom: the girls' cricket team are the 2020 indoor champions, Little Shop of Horrors was a hit, and, thanks to a pupil led initiative, a Syrian refugee family now lives happily in the local community. 'Quant je puis' indeed.'

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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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20 Years of Full Co-Education

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

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Life at Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall

We provide an exceptional education in the Jesuit tradition and prepare students for successful and fulfilling lives in the modern world.


If you believe that Stonyhurst St. Mary's Hall 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.

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Learn about Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall

Inspired by the beautiful Stonyhurst estate and the heritage of the world’s oldest continuous Jesuit school, our students pursue academic excellence alongside spiritual and emotional growth and learn to embody their school motto: Quant Je Puis, as much as I can, in every activity.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

was a pupil here


The school

was founded in 1806


We are

the oldest prep school in England

We have educated

3 Rugby World cup winners


Whole student approach

with a rich heritage adhering to the Jesuit tradition

St Mary's Hall 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.