Aims & Ethos

St Anthony’s School Mission Statement

St Anthony’s is committed to giving every pupil in our care the best start in life. Our Catholic ethos emphasises the spiritual dimension which reaches out to parents seeking an education that is both enriching and nurturing.

Identifying and fostering each boy’s potential is written into the school’s DNA.

We are guided by four key principles:

  • The unique value of each child
  • A school dedicated to service and kindness
  • The promotion of good behaviour through reflection and growth
  • A community that celebrates and supports each other

Who are we?

St Anthony’s is a Catholic preparatory school (IAPS) for boys aged 4 – 13. There are currently over 310 pupils on roll and the school is looking to increase this number to 330 over the next few years.

The school operates a two-form entry with approximately 20 boys in each class from Reception up to and including Year 6. About half the year group leave St Anthony’s to join Year 7 senior schools including UCS, City of London and Highgate. The remaining pupils stay on to prepare for Common Entrance at the end of Year 8 before proceeding to leading boarding and day schools such as Harrow, Eton, St Paul’s and Westminster.

The school is not super-selective and promotes a caring, nurturing environment promoting the holistic education of each child. We speak of St Anthony’s as a greenhouse rather than a hothouse! Pastoral and academic expectations are high amongst parents and staff. The school adds significant value to pupils’ learning and there is great emphasis on regular communication between boys, staff and pupils.

St Anthony’s achieved ‘Excellent’ in all categories of the ISI full-school inspection in November 2019 – the school is now pursuing an ambitious development plan incorporating digital literacy with outstanding academic, pastoral and co-curricular provision.

School Life