My ninth year at St. Anthony’s is proving to be almost as exciting as the first. In the past few years, our leavers have continued to achieve excellent results gaining access to the leading schools in the country, including: Mill Hill, Highgate, UCS, City, Eton, St. Paul’s, Haberdashers’, Harrow, Merchant Taylors’, Winchester, Charterhouse, Aldenham, Forest, St Albans, The London Oratory, Cardinal Vaughan and JFS. We also again achieved a pleasing number of Academic, Music Sport, Drama and Art scholarships including: Winchester, City, MTS, Mill Hill and UCS.
In recent weeks, the Year 6 11+ and 13+ results have been equally compelling with academic scholarship offers to Haberdashers’, Merchant Taylors’, UCS, St Albans, and Mill Hill. Pleasingly, we have again seen boys receiving Art and Music Scholarships offers too, including from Dulwich College, Tonbridge, Highgate, UCS, Shrewsbury et al. Boys have also received Sports Scholarship offers at schools such as Harrow.
We are proud that the school sustains outstanding academic results while maintaining its special, family ethos. We continue to feel blessed to have such a supportive parent body and delightful pupils, who are allowed to develop their individuality, creativity and moral vision.
At open mornings throughout my time here I have had to articulate the school’s unique vision. We are a school committed to providing a high quality education in a caring, supportive and Catholic environment infused by Christ’s Gospel, in order that each of our pupils is able to develop fully as an individual, well-adjusted to the wider community.’ Those of you who have visited (or will visit) always note the warmth and vibrancy encountered. Potential parents always comment too on the diversity and inclusivity of the school. We are a Catholic school, but welcome pupils from all backgrounds and faiths, or none and we find that enriches the community for all. We foster a sense of mutual respect and find that our school community is committed and reflective, purposeful and welcoming.
I am particularly fond of Newman’s just famous quotation: ‘In a higher world it is otherwise, but here below, to live is to change, to become perfect is to have changed often.’ St. Anthony’s is justly well known for its commitment to treat each pupil as an emergent individual. Our hope is to foster a community of learners who unfold their unique talent within an ethos of mutual respect and tolerance. We want boys to enjoy their talents, share their love of learning and curiosity and develop intellectually, morally and spiritually in the wisest and most generous and inclusive sense of those terms. Our curriculum is structured to foster creative reflection and we are proud that so many senior schools comment on our pupils’ vivacity and good manners at interview and the fact that the boys seem to be so positive about their learning and curricular life. We are also proud that fellow schools often comment on the boys’ sense of sportsmanship at fixtures.
Do explore the various pages to get a feel for this unique institution, much beloved by its current and ex-pupils and energised by a committed and talented common room.