Jesuit Schools

“On behalf of all of us from the Mount, we would like to thank everyone for their warm hospitality,” said William Yacomeni, Deputy Head Boy of Mount St Mary’s College, at the conclusion of the Jesuit Student Leadership Conference. “We learnt a great deal.”The conference, which ran from Wednesday 26th September to Friday 29th September, was held at the Jesuit summer house in the tiny hamlet of Barmouth, North Wales. Nearly 20 student leaders from St Ignatius College (Enfield), Stonyhurst...
The Role and Responsibility of the Commission in regard to schools and parishes associated with the Jesuits.ParishesIn safeguarding matters, parishes are the responsibility of the local diocesan bishop. Safeguarding policy and practice in all parishes are the remit of the local diocesan safeguarding commission.The Jesuit Safeguarding commission will work in partnership with diocesan commissions, guided by the CSAS protocol when agreeing who has the lead responsibility, in the functions of the...
JECSE delegates in session
The Loyola Retreat Centre in northern Spain was swathed in snow last week as it hosted a major gathering of the head teachers of Jesuit schools in Europe.  Heads of all the Jesuit schools in the UK attended, alongside colleagues from Portugal to Poland.125 head teachers travelled from across Europe to the birth place of St Ignatius for the triennial European Jesuit Primary and Secondary Education Conference (JECSE) entitled “Can we talk about Jesus – Jesuit schools in a multi-faith context...
Pupils and staff from Jesuit school Colegio Seminario
Stonyhurst welcomed a group of pupils and staff from the Jesuit school Colegio Seminario in Montevideo, Uruguay.There were sixteen Uruguayan students, all aged between sixteen and seventeen. Eight boys and eight girls had been selected from a large number of applicants at their school and were accompanied by their lay deputy head, Maria Ines Berasain, and a Jesuit Scholastic, Brother Pablo Michel SJ.The Rector of the Colegio Seminario, Fr Marcelo Coppetti, also joined the group for their first...
Lower Grammar students participating in Computer Science Day
Students at Stonyhurst College Lower Grammar school enjoyed a Computer Science Day full of coding robots, programming courses and battling it out sumo-style with robots.They also had the opportunity to build a whole new world using Raspberry Pi and learned how to crack encryption codes, Caesar ciphers, and shift ciphers. The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that enables you to learn and practice programming in a fun and engaging way.On Thursday 25 January, students enjoyed a day ‘off...
St Mary's Convenant statue
From Thursday 5th to Friday 6th October, chaplains from the Jesuit schools came together at St Mary's Convent in Handsworth, Birmingham, for the Jesuit Institute Chaplaincy Conference. Chaplains came from St Ignatius College in Enfield, Donhead Preparatory School, St John's Beaumont School, Mount St Mary's College, Barlborough Hall School, Stonyhurst College, St Joseph's School in Hurst Green, St Mary's Hall, St Aloysius College, and St Aloysius Junior School, as well as Loreto College in...
“We enjoyed every minute of it, as well as learning how to become good leaders with the hope of having a big impact back at school by sharing our experiences with the wider community to produce a real change.” These were the words of the Stonyhurst head boy, Nico Mariscal, at the end of the Sixth Form Leadership Conference. It went from Wednesday 28th September to Friday 30th September and was held at the Jesuit summer house in Barmouth, Wales, with sixth formers from St Ignatius College (...
Mount St Mary A portrait
Michael Beattie SJ has finished writing his book on the history of Mount St Mary's College.  Due to be published in October,  it marks the 175th anniversary of the college’s founding by Fr Randal Lythgoe SJ.  Given the title, ‘A Portrait of Our College,’ it covers both ‘The Mount’ and Barlborough Hall. Fr Michael is an old boy of the school, an 'Old Mountaineer'  but his research in writing the book was more than just a trip down memory lane.  ‘ It resurrected many good...
September is the start of the new academic year as children all over the country head back to school. The Society of Jesus is recognised throughout the world for its work in establishing and running schools, colleges and universities. This blog post gives a brief overview of some of the collections of school records held here at the Jesuits in Britain Archives and, in particular, the records of Mount St Mary’s College, which is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its establishment this...
The first cohort to pass through the new system of GCSE’s have seen good results with some outstanding individual performances. These GCSE candidates were the first to sit 'tough' new exams under a reformed curriculum – with a slight dip in results nationally but the Jesuit schools saw an improvement. Core subjects English & Maths are now graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade, rather than A*-G, allowing a better differentiation between the highest performing pupils. The...

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