Year Groups

From the early years at Stonyhurst we encourage our children to become independent, committed and enthusiastic learners by providing them with a wide range of interesting and challenging activities as they work their way through the year groups. While St Mary’s Hall Pre-Prep is based in Hodder House, it is very much part of the Stonyhurst campus. Younger children take part in whole school assemblies and have the chance to interact with older pupils, giving them further opportunities to enjoy the international dimension to the school.

Within the Pre-Prep, year groups mix with each other during Rec time where they are able to enjoy time outside in their adjoining outdoor play area. They may also have the chance to mix during school trips and educational visits.

Year Groups Explained

Year group Education stage Age of child
Cygnets (FSP -  Pre-Foundation Stage)  Pre-school 3

Cygnets (FS1 - Foundation Stage 1)

Nursery class 3-4
Swans (FS2 - Foundation Stage 2) Reception class 4-5
PP1 - Pre-Prep 1 Year 1 5-6
PP2 - Pre-Prep 2 Year 2 6-7

Learn more about the Year Groups


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We would love to welcome you and your little one(s) to the Stonyhurst family. Our Private Visits are your opportunity to find out more about the Pre-Prep school.

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