Nursery/Pre-Prep (Year 2)

Welcoming children from the age of three, or the term that they turn three, Hodder House is a recently extended purpose-built Nursery/Pre-Prep at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall.

St Mary's Hall offers a stimulating and nurturing environment which allows children to feel happy, confident and valued. Children are nurtured to ensure they reach their full potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. 

St Mary's Hall Pre-Prep School provides a springboard to a life of purpose.

By beginning your child’s education in the Pre-Prep, Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall offers a seamless transition from 3-13 and beyond to Stonyhurst College.

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Our Pre-Prep is set in glorious woodland and is equipped with exceptional facilities. This wonderful location, coupled with inspirational teaching and a child-centred approach, creates the ideal environment for young children to flourish.

Children work in small class sizes under the care and guidance of highly skilled and experienced teachers, allowing for growth and attentiveness.

Our exciting curriculum gives the opportunity to explore cross-curricular themes linked to history, geography, science, art and ICT.  In addition to English and maths, from the age of three, children study French, swim each week, learn to express themselves creatively, enjoy PE and can take part in our extensive after school activities programme until 18:00.

The Pre-Prep uses the facilities that Stonyhurst provides and also benefits from the specialist teachers. Pre-Prep children often take part in the activities and special events of St Mary’s Hall, and it is very much part of the wider Stonyhurst Community.

The outstanding development of the pupils is a clear indication of how the school prepares both spiritually and emotionally. ISI