Mount St Mary's College
is an independent coeducational boarding school
situated at Spinkhill
, near Sheffield
. It was founded in 1842 by Fr Randal Lythgoe, the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus
, a Roman Catholic
religious order commonly known as the Jesuits
. The current Headmaster is Mr. Laurence McKell.
The pupils range in age from 11 to 18, (Year 7 to Year 13). Each of these years are named after different stages of elementary skills: starting at Upper Elements (Year 7) to Figures, Rudiments, Grammar, Syntax, Poetry and Rhethoric (Year 13). The school is the senior school to Barlborough Hall School
, and the schools are closely linked, with Barlborough
only 2.2 miles away (by road).
The Jesuit vocation, in the words of St Ignatius, is to ‘go anywhere and do anything for the greater glory of God.’ The Society was founded in 1540 and almost immediately it became clear to those first companions that the work of education would constitute one of their most effective ways of furthering God’s kingdom on earth.
The Jesuit Mission to England began in 1580 with the secret arrival of Persons, Campion and Emerson. After Campion’s arrest the following year, Persons slipped back to the Continent where he spent most of the rest of his life preparing others for the English Mission. One of the first things he did was to set up a school for the education of English boys who had no hope of receiving a Catholic education in their own... Read More