Stonyhurst is a coeducational Catholic boarding and day school in the Jesuit tradition. This means that we attach particular importance to emotional and spiritual development as well as academic excellence. In addition to young Catholics, we have young people here who belong to other Christian traditions, and other faiths, and we encourage all of them to play a full part in the spiritual life of the school.
At the heart of the Jesuit educational philosophy is knowing each individual pupil in our care so we can help them to achieve their full potential in all that they do. This means having the highest possible expectations of our pupils' academic achievements, encouraging them to develop a range of sporting and artistic interests, and urging them to accept leadership responsibilities as a way of serving others.
Stonyhurst offers excellent facilities, a stunning environment, and a fascinating heritage, which have inspired pride and loyalty in generations of pupils.
I warmly invite you to come and visit us, so you can experience for yourself the friendly and purposeful environment which makes Stonyhurst such a very special place.
Alumni - Bill Cash MP; Paul Johnson; Mark Thompson (former BBC Chief Executive); Kyran Bracken; Sir Hugh Bidwell; Bishop Hollis; Conan Doyle; Charles Laughton; Lord Chitnis; Lord Talbot; Hon Richard Arundell; Sir Cecil Clothier; Brendan O'Friel; Greg Wood; Bruce Kent; Sir Edgar Unsworth; Charles Sturridge; Sir Tim Chessells (Legal Aid Chairman); Iain Balshaw.