Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to St Anthony’s School for Boys. We are an ISI Excellent, unique school where academic excellence is achieved in a safe, familiar community.

At St. Anthony’s School for Boys we believe that children reach their true potential when they feel safe, secure and valued as part of the community. St Anthony’s boys will learn in an environment which is deeply focused on nurturing the individual; where they will enjoy learning and develop a passion for knowledge.

Our individualised curriculum enables us to tailor learning to the needs of each child, therefore enabling success in all curriculum areas; academic, creative and sporting. Learning is further enhanced through our wide range of extra-curricular activities taught by specialist teachers.

We teach our boys that through hard work and determination, they can achieve great things. Our boys will grow to be confident and resilient young men, well prepared for the wider world.

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Donal Brennan



The overriding aim of the teaching, pastoral care and curriculum in The Junior House is to inspire a sense of the joys of learning and what it is to be in a community of learning, where each pupil’s gifts are unfolded and shared.

The formal Junior House curriculum at St. Anthony’s places a strong emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills and the development of a solid foundation for the learning that the boys will be undertaking from Year 4 onwards. We want the boys to transition to the Senior House secure in their ability to face the challenges ahead, socially at ease, full of curiosity and intellectually flexible. We believe that a structured approach, leading to confidence in reading, writing and numeracy is the key to success. Accordingly, the emphasis from the Reception year through to Year 3 is on Literacy and Numeracy, with an enriched curriculum being provided through Scientific learning, the Humanities, Arts, and the teaching of Languages….

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The Senior House is located on Arkwright Road, and houses Year’s 4-8. This crucial time in the boys’ academic life includes preparation for the Common Entrance Pre-tests, as well as both 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exams. Boys benefit from small class sizes (maximum of 20) and subject specialist teaching staff.

The building houses specialist classrooms, including a fully equipped Science laboratory, catering for all boys from Year 4 upwards, a multipurpose playground, and a heated swimming pool where all boys enjoy lessons. In addition, the Senior House boasts a Music room, Drama studio and several break out spaces for pupils to receive one to one or group based catch up and intervention. Each boy has their own form room where they register in their forms in the morning; this provides the hub for their pastoral care….

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