St Anthony's School for Boys
Camden, United Kingdom
About St Anthony's School for Boys
St Anthony’s is a Catholic Preparatory School (IAPS) for boys aged 4 – 13. It is Roman Catholic but welcomes boys of other faiths. 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 majority of boys transfer to leading Independent schools.
St. Anthony’s school was founded by Richard Patton during the Victorian period in Eastbourne. It moved to its Hampstead location in 1952 and has been managed by the Alpha Plus Group since 2009.
Ethos and values
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.
What we can offer you as an employee
We offer a warm and friendly environment for our staff and foster an atmosphere of collaboration and support. The Alpha Plus Group values staff training and the development of the individual. There are regular training forums held throughout the group so staff have an opportunity to network and share good practice. Every member of the teaching staff is issued with a Surface Pro laptop and the classrooms are well equipped.
Alpha Plus offers its staff a number of benefits:
- Employee Health Assistance Programme. This is a confidential employee benefit which is available to all staff. It is designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing.
- Discounted School Fees. All permanent staff employed by the Alpha Plus Group will qualify for 50% discount on school fees for their children in Reception class or above, nurseries and colleges (for day pupils) where we have places. Our admission policies will apply to all applicants. Part time staff will have their school fees adjusted proportionate to their part time hours.
- Group Pension Scheme
- Salary Exchange Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loan