Stonyhurst College
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3 - 18
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Stonyhurst is a co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for pupils aged 3 to 18, faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church and to the educational principles of the Society of Jesus. Inspired by the beautiful Stonyhurst estate and the heritage of the world’s oldest continuous Jesuit school, the students pursue academic excellence alongside spiritual and emotional growth and learn to embody their school motto 'Quant je puis': All that I can; in every activity.

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News & events from Stonyhurst College

Last update: 04 April 2020

Stonyhurst is an exceptional co-educational Catholic boarding and day school in the Jesuit tradition, for pupils aged 3–18. The school provides a unique and personal education, aiming to equip our future leaders with skills and opportunities to succeed globally.

Our Open Days are aimed at entry to Stonyhurst at 13+, 14+ and Sixth Form.

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Individual academic attention, excellent facilities and more than one hundred co-curricular activities not only produce excellent academic grades but mean that life at Stonyhurst is a great fun. In our Sixth Form we offer both traditional A Levels and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Do call us if you have any questions or to arrange a family visit, we’ll be very happy to help.
Please contact our Admissions Department on 01254 827073 or email [email protected]


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Meet the Head: Mr John Browne

John Browne joined the school as Headmaster in September 2016. Educated in the Jesuit tradition at St Ignatius College in North London, Mr Browne was previously the Head of St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow. Previous posts have included Deputy Headmaster at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire and Headmaster of Westminster Cathedral Choir School, along with Director of Music and Assistant Director of Music posts at Berkhamsted School and The Latymer School in London.

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

Originally I thought I wanted to become a lawyer! However, everything happens for a reason, and through the guidance of a number of rather special people I found my way into education and have never looked back. I have had the most fascinating career, having met many wonderful people and had some wonderful experiences. My own school experience in a Jesuit school in London was also hugely formative in this journey; in particular, a number of inspirational ‘big picture’ teachers who connected what we were doing to the real world and took a real interest in us.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

There are lots of achievements I am proud of, but I really like creating ‘one off’ special events which really make an impression on young people. At my last school we brought together the 11 UK Jesuit schools for a musical weekend. In Stonyhurst last year there was a rather special ‘Let your light shine’ mission which the pupils still talk about. I am planning the next event now.

What does a successful school look like to you?

A school that can transform the lives of young people. At Stonyhurst we talk about the ‘formation’ of young people. We do not aim to push them in particular boxes, but in conjunction with their families, to encourage them to grow and develop into the best person they can be. The school motto, ‘Quant Je Puis’ or ‘As much as I can’ sums this up brilliantly.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

We want to develop young people with a global perspective and in the words of St Ignatius to ‘set the world on fire’. In other words, to go out and really make a difference with the gifts and talents you have been given.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

'Men and women for others'

Stonyhurst College Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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