Rhetoric Girls Boarding House

The Girls House

Rhetoric (Year 13) girls board in single rooms with ensuite facilities in the Old Infirmary at the front of the College. This beautiful boarding house looks across to the Avenue, St Peter's Church and the croquet lawn.


Rhetoric girl's house is a home away from home, where girls are listened to and supported. At Stonyhurst we have a domestic and international cohort of boarders, and this house offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which our girls can work and play. Boarders in Rhetoric are encouraged to work hard, support each other, and be on time.

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Our daily routine

Boarders register at 7:50am before breakfast, and tutor time or assemblies follow at 8:30am. Lessons run from 9:00am until 5:15pm, although girls often return to their rooms during the day to study if they are between classes, or call in to see the House Parent office for a chat. Supper follows, and then evening studies run from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The boys can then have some free time until their curfew at 10:00pm and goodnights at 10:30pm.

Evenings & weekends 

Evening activities vary from day to day but include more than 100 different clubs and activities alongside time for prep and studies. These include golf, photography, dance, debating, orchestra, scuba, charities and management groups. Weekend activities vary from week to week but include movies, theatre going, going to watch football matches, shopping, playing sport, visiting the Trafford Centre, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and fishing in the Hodder River and many more. 

In the evening some girls like to socialise in the Higher Line (Sixth Form) Coffee Room, whereas others will watch a movie or listen to music with friends in the boarding area. At weekends, some like to go on an organised trip, or spend their time studying or relaxing. Girls are encouraged to do what they need to or want to, depending on how they feel, and whether exam season is looming. Free time is invariably spent with friends, either relaxing or working together. Some like to cook food for themselves and their friends, whilst other might go for a run or use the onsite gym. Boarders in Rhetoric have the opportunity to go into the local village on Saturday afternoons or into the local town of Clitheroe, which many enjoy.


Key Contacts for Rhetoric Girls House

Mr Edward Allanson

Assistant Head - Higher Line

Miss Marta Bermudez

House Parent (Girls) - Rhetoric


Excellent pastoral care and the excellent boarding experience further contribute to pupil’s resilience and independence

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