Stonyhurst College
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City: Lancashire
Country: United Kingdom
General Information
Type: Secondary school
Founded: 1594
Headmaster: Andrew Johnson
Address & Contact Information
Address: Clitheroe
City: Lancashire
Postal code: BB7 9PZ
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1254 826 345

Stonyhurst College is a Jesuit secondary school located in the United Kingdom in Lancashire. It was founded in 1594. Stonyhurst has a distinguished history. It was founded in 1593 at St. Omer, which is now northern France. Stonyhurst was established to provide a Catholic education for English families unable to educate their children in their faith at home. In 1762 Stonyhurst moved to Bruges and in 1773 to Liege. In the aftermath of the French Revolution the Jesuits made their final move in 1794 when they settled on the Stonyhurst estate.

Academic standards are high at Stonyhurst College. The school prides itself on a dedicated and able teaching staff and benefits from small classes, sometimes with as few as three or four pupils. Current headmaster, Andrew Johnson, has made academic improvements central to his ambitions for the school, placing some teachers on probation and pressing for greater academic selection. Each pupil has weekly meetings with a personal tutor who oversees their academic performance. Most leavers go on to attain places at reputable universities, with a small proportion admitted to Oxford and Cambridge (10% in recent years).

Ten GCSEs are usually taken by each pupil, consisting of five compulsory subjects (Religious Studies, Mathematics, English Language and Literature, and French) plus Information Technology and Personal, Social Education, with five other options from humanities, sciences, or arts subjects. In Poetry, four or five AS-Levels are taken from a choice of 25 subjects, with a weekly Theology class. One of these may be dropped and the remainder, or all, taken on to A-Level. Each academic department has dedicated teaching rooms around the school, in addition to the general classrooms and playroom study centres.

The year is split into three terms, Christmas, Easter and Summer, each of which is approximately ten weeks long and divided by a one week's break in the middle. Holidays are long - four weeks at Christmas and Easter and ten over the Summer. During term time, school takes place six days a week, beginning at 8:20 a.m. with assembly. On Monday mornings this is led by the headmaster and takes place in the Academy Room. On the other five days it takes place in each playroom and is led by the playroom master. There are three lessons before first recreation at 10:35 a.m. At 11:10 a.m. lessons resume until lunchtime (12.30 or 1.10 depending on the individual's timetable). On Mondays and Fridays games take place at 2:00 p.m. following second recreation and are followed by third recreation (tea) and then two lessons at 4:00 p.m. On Thursdays, CCF or voluntary service replaces games. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, games begin at 2:00 and there are no further classes. Study periods take place during the evenings. Society events typically occur during the evening. Lights out varies according to playroom.

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Contact Information

Clitheroe; Lancashire, BB7 9PZ, United Kingdom.

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