School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 3 - 18
Type Boarding Day School
Size Stonyhurst College (13 – 18 years) - 480 pupils, of which 296 board • Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall (3 – 13 years) – 276 pupils, of which 61 board
Bursaries Available

Bursaries are available to pupils we strongly believe would thrive at Stonyhurst and would contribute positively to the school community, we will endeavour to make a Stonyhurst education affordable for them. For eligible families, the Forces’ Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) can help towards the costs of boarding school. The allowance, up to 90% of the school fee, is available for children who start to board in the school year in which they turn 8 years old up to when they turn 18/19 years old.

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

Open Days & Events


Thursday 23rd September: Sixth Form Open Evening

Saturday 9th October: St Mary’s Hall Open Day

Saturday 6th November: College Open Day


Saturday 5th March: St Mary’s Hall Open Day

Saturday 12th March: College Open Day

Monday 2nd May: St Mary’s Hall Open Day

l Open Day
– 13th March 2021

• St Mary’s Halll Virtual Open Day
– 3rd May 2021

Open Days


Scholarships are the highest awards offered by Stonyhurst and are granted at the discretion of the Headmaster. The amount of scholarship awarded is also decided by the Headmaster. Scholarships at Stonyhurst College and St Mary’s Hall provide an enriched pathway within the pupils relevant disciplines and only carry a small amount of fee remission.

Contact us

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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