Stonyhurst’s history has been defined by philanthropy.  Indeed, without the initial support of King Philip II of Spain, subsequent support from the Weld and Eyre families, and numerous important acts of generosity since, our school wouldn’t be the place we all know and love today. 

The Stonyhurst community is deeply grateful for the generosity of its supporters. 

The Stonyhurst Development Office is responsible for fundraising appeals and initiatives at Stonyhurst College and Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall.  It is the central point of reference for capital appeals, bequests and annual funds. 

The Stonyhurst Development Office 

The Stonyhurst Development Office exists to: 

  • Protect and sustain Stonyhurst’s Jesuit ethos 
  • Raise funds for strategic capital appeals, to improve the facilities available to pupils and to deliver the vision for the Stonyhurst campus outlined in our Buildings Masterplan 
  • Raise funds to maintain and enhance Stonyhurst’s magnificent buildings, grounds and Collections 
  • Facilitate and steward bequests to Stonyhurst and St Mary’s Hall 
  • Assist Stonyhurst and the Stonyhurst Association in developing and enriching the school’s relationship with its former pupils, staff, parents and friends 

The Stonyhurst Foundation: 

A separate, independent charity named the Stonyhurst Foundation is dedicated to fundraising a permanent endowment for bursaries and fee assistance. 

The Stonyhurst Development Office works in partnership with the Stonyhurst Foundation to deliver bursary and fee assistance giving to Stonyhurst.  


Since its establishment, the Stonyhurst Development Office has made a profound difference to Stonyhurst pupils’ lives, providing the essential funds that make a genuinely life changing Stonyhurst education possible. 

If you would like to get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you.  You can contact the Development Team on   

The contributions of alumni, parents, friends of the School, grant-making bodies and charitable trusts to the initiatives and appeals organised by the Stonyhurst Development Office enables our school to continue to deliver a truly outstanding educational experience. 

We look forward to working with you to ensure Stonyhurst’s continued success.