At Stonyhurst, the wellbeing and care of our children is at the heart of everything we do. We look after our pupils as if they were our own and nurture them to ensure they reach their full potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively.
Before and after school care is one of our valuable services for our busy parents as we understand the need for flexibility. In recognition of the busy working lives of some parents, the Pre-Prep unit has provision for an extended day where children can enjoy an evening meal with fellow pupils and an exciting activities programme after the normal school day.
As a boarding school with a worldwide reach, through extended days, Pre-Prep pupils will spend time with their friends from both the UK and internationally, introducing them to other cultures and languages. Here, friendships are formed that will last for a lifetime.
Food at SMH
The area in which Stonyhurst is situated is famous for its high quality culinary restaurants, and this continues at Stonyhurst.
After school care
Before school, Pre-Prep parents can take advantage of early drop-offs from 8:00am, prior to the 8:20am registration. After school, children from FSP & FS1 (Nursery) through to PP2 (Year 2) are welcomed into Teatime Club and, during the second session of Teatime Club, tea is served in the refectory. Teatime Club is based in Hodder House and runs every evening in term time, with the exception of the last day of each term and half-term. The second session begins at 5pm where the children are taken for tea in the Ref with final pick up at 6pm. Please note that there is no supervision for Pre-Prep children after 6pm.
Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall offers a 'St Mary's Hall Holiday Club' which provides quality care to children aged 3-11. The Holiday Club provides an exciting and interactive programme of activities, including arts and crafts; baking; swimming; tennis and exploring the countryside.
Our specially-designed timetable, small group numbers and professional, qualified staff, ensure each child receives individual attention. This is a unique opportunity for young children of all abilities to learn new skills and try new activities in an enjoyable and safe environment.
To find out more about our Holiday Club click here.
From Year 1, the excellent provision for personal, social and health education reflects the school's aim for pupils to understand what it means to live a good life within a framework of Christian values.
Happiness and wellbeing
The happiness and wellbeing of the children is a top priority at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, and the warmth of community, generosity of support and friendship are palpable.
The atmosphere that we create is one of compassion and great encouragement, with close, supportive and understanding relationships between staff and children. We nurture growth in our children’s aspiration, challenging them to develop resilience.
By ensuring that our boys and girls feel safe and loved here, they learn that they can make mistakes and there is a way back for them when they do. We encourage them to express their views, feelings and opinions and, crucially, we listen when they do.
Parents are overwhelmingly satisfied with the education and support provided for their children by the school. In response to the questionnaire parents strongly agreed that the school keeps their children safe and that they are well looked after.