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One of the head's early moves was to triple the number of music lessons, and the fact that the school also acquired a grand piano and built a new music studio left no doubt that he and the governors were dead set on protecting the school’s reputation as a bastion of the creative arts. One parent said, ‘The place fosters individuality, but they also foster awareness of others. My sons’ friends at the school were all lovely kids.’ ‘Terms like "wacky" and "bohemian" fall too easily from the lips,’ chuckled Mr Keyte...

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What the school says...

In addition to French and Latin, Mandarin has become part of the compulsory curriculum from Year 1 with Arabic and Ancient Greek offered as after-school options. Sport very much on the up; the school are U-12 national champions at tennis. In addition to rock band Razorlight, ex-St.Anthony's boys have set up Cajun Dance Party and Bombay Bicycle Club. ...Read more

What the parents say...

We've been a part of St. Anthony's since moving to the UK in early 2017. Paul and Dana have done a great job in the success of our son's transition from the US. Additionally the teaching staff deserves a lot of credit. I would highly recommend this school to any family's considering schools in Hampstead or the neighboring communities.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2010, Paul Keyte (early 50s). Educated at Bloxham and then read philosophy and theology at Oriel, Oxford, where he got a first. Says he rather fell into teaching but ‘loved it, and so stayed’: after spells at Dulwich and KCS Wimbledon, he was director of studies at Winchester and deputy head at both Highgate and South Hampstead.

A warm-mannered and, as befits a philosopher, a reflective man. Evidently deeply thoughtful about the nature of the school, its potential strengths and pitfalls, and tries hard to interpret the school’s Catholic mission to a multi-ethnic and metropolitan constituency. Although his own teaching background is rooted in senior schools, his pride in the school, and affection for pupils and staff, is palpable.

A pragmatist, when the need arises:...

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Special Education Needs

Our academic profile is skewed to the more able but we do have minority of pupils who need learning support at both ends of the academic spectrum. A recent ISIS report gave the highest rating possible to our Learning Support Dept. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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