On Armed Forces Day, Stonyhurst announced that they have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.
This marks a promise that those who have served or have previously served in the Armed Forces of the Crown are treated with respect.
Stonyhurst will uphold these principles by:
- Stating that it is a military friendly organisation
- Allowing pupil bursaries to qualifying members of the Armed Forces community
- Supporting Armed Forces families through their time at Stonyhurst
- Supporting the employment of veterans
- Supporting the recruitment of Service spouses and partners
- Supporting employees who are members of the Reserve Forces
- Supporting employees who volunteer in military cadet organisations
- Supporting Armed Forces Day, Reserves Day, the Poppy Appeal Day and Remembrance activities
Chair of Governors at Stonyhurst, Anthony Chitnis, said: ‘Stonyhurst proudly supports Forces Families, and all who have served around the world. Signing the Covenant is particularly relevant to Stonyhurst given the school’s community of Armed Forces families, and the established Combined Cadet Force which shapes many of our young people.’
Stonyhurst supports pupils who want to pursue a career in the forces with its combined Cadet Force (CCF). Pupils join in Year 9 with leadership opportunities as they progress through the senior years.