Senior Co-Education School in Clitheroe, Lancashire

Stonyhurst is the UK’s leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for 3-18 year olds, with boarding available from 9 years. Stonyhurst has been welcoming Forces Families for over 100 years, from all religious backgrounds. Stonyhurst has one of the most generous Armed Forces schemes of any boarding school. We offer a fixed and transparent fee to CEA parents, either at or very close to the minimum required parental contribution. Stonyhurst is a British Boarding School built on tradition, most of our boarders are British, with our international community comprising 26 different nationalities, with a 10% cap on any one nationality.


At the heart of all that we do is deliver an exceptional education for our pupils by ensuring that their formation, both inside and outside of the classroom, is the best in the world. Stonyhurst has a fantastic choice of sporting, creative and academic co-curricular activities. There is something for all interests and abilities, giving children the opportunity to be the best versions of themselves. Boarding houses are full at the weekends where our boarders enjoy a vibrant and active programme, following Saturday morning academic lessons and an afternoon of sport and activities.


Stonyhurst’s Jesuit principles provide the bedrock of our mission to develop pupils’ unique talents, challenging them to give their very best in all that they do. We aim to form ‘men and women for others’: people who value community, who know what they stand for, and who will speak up for what they believe in.

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“Stonyhurst is a Jesuit, Catholic School with a tradition of excellence that seeks to develop the full human potential of its pupils to live lives of faith and justice as citizens of the world.”
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Head Mr. John Browne
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 3 - 13
Senior Age Range 13 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Total Students 795
Youngest Boarder 7
Int'l Students 270