We believe in ‘cura personalis’ – development of the whole person. While academic performance is important, learning and personal growth extends far beyond the classroom at Stonyhurst. We offer a number of trips and activities, throughout each school year, to nurture each pupil's interests, talents, choices and personality.

After school activities take place four times a week and the programme is extremely rich and extensive. Giving children opportunities outside the classroom can build confidence and self-esteem and helps to develop sociable and independent young people. The majority of our co-curricular activities are fully inclusive. Activity options that children can choose from vary throughout the year but typically include chess, film club, football, hockey, speech and drama, art and design, and tennis, to name but a few.

Trips and Activities

Children benefit from being taken outside of the premises on visits or trips to local parks or other suitable venues for activities which enhance and enrich their learning experiences. We ensure that there are procedures to keep children safe on outings; all staff and volunteers are aware of these and the health and safety of pupils. Cultural excursions and after-school activities  are included in the termly fees, excluding tennis which is an additional cost.

Activities include: Welly walk,  Art, Top Trumps, Mindful Movers, Drawing, ICT, Chess, Book Club, Mission Garden, Tennis, Football and Multisport.

We are fortunate to have beautiful surroundings to explore and as much of as possible is delivered using our campus facilities. We continue our visits to the local area, linking our trips to the Foundation Stage Curriculum and the children’s interests. 

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Activities (offered by Pre-Prep staff) FS2 PP1 PP2
Welly Walk x x x
Arts and Crafts x x x
Top Trumps   x x
Mindful Movers x x x
Drawing   x x
ICT x x x
Chess   x x
Book Club x x x
Example Activities (offered by other staff members) FS2 PP1 PP2
Football   x x
Tennis x x x
Multisport x x x
Mission Garden x x x




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The vibrant curriculum is supported by extensive extra-curricular opportunities, giving pupils experience of a range of intellectual disciplines.

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