School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 3 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size Stonyhurst College (13 – 18 years) - 470 pupils, of which 297 board • Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall (3 – 13 years) – 279 pupils, of which 65 board
Bursaries Available

Stonyhurst Scholarships are won on the basis of merit and are available to both boarding and day pupils. The bestowal of any scholarship carries with it privilege and responsibility. Call our admissions team to find out more.

Mr John Browne at Stonyhurst College • Mr Ian Murphy at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall

Open Days & Events



Scholarships & Bursaries

The Headmaster and Bursar of Stonyhurst College would like to invite prospective military families to come and learn more about the financial support offered from Stonyhurst and other sources to make a Stonyhurst education affordable at an event in London on 4 November.

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Contact Details

Stonyhurst College and Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall

Clitheroe , Lancashire, BB7 9PZ

Stonyhurst College and Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall

Clitheroe , Lancashire, BB7 9PZ

Stonyhurst College, together with its preparatory school Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall, is a leading independent co-educational Catholic day and boarding school for 3 – 18 year olds, with boarding available from 7 years.

Heads Welcome

Stonyhurst is a school which constantly looks to innovate and use its history and traditions as a lens on the present and the future.  At the heart of everything we do is delivering an exceptional education for our pupils and ensuring that their formation, both inside and outside of the classroom, is the best in the world. We empower them to be the best that they can be, shaping leaders of the future.


Stonyhurst College and Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall is set in a magnificent Grade I listed building in a beautiful rural setting in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, England.

Stonyhurst has an outstanding academic record, with many pupils going on to top universities in the UK, Europe and around the world. Teaching at Stonyhurst centres on the individual – small classes and positive teacher–pupil relationships enable pupils to achieve their full academic potential.

The sixth form offers a choice of three study routes – A Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma or the IB Career Related Programme.

The creative life of the College is rich and varied, offering many opportunities to learn, perform and compete across music, art, drama and dance. Sport plays an important part in the life of Stonyhurst, including rugby, hockey, cricket, netball, athletics and football.

Facilities include a swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, all-weather pitch, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is extremely successful too, as is the Combined Cadet Force. Over 100 different activities are offered each week.

In addition to young Catholics, the College welcomes young people who belong to other Christian traditions and other faiths.

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