St Anthony's School Hampstead

St Anthony's Girls School Hampstead

Our Ethos

St. Anthony's aims to provide 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.

Adventure

Curriculum INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

 

Programmes of Study:

 

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Year 7

Year 8

Learning Enrichment Booklets:

Year 5 Learning Enrichment Booklet

Year 6 Learning Enrichment Booklet

Year 7 Learning Enrichment Booklet

Additional Curriculum information:

Year 5 Parents’ Curriculum Information

Year 6 Parents’ Curriculum Information

Year 7 Parents’ Curriculum Information

Year 8 Parents’ Curriculum Information

The academic curriculum is designed to prepare boys for all the subjects they will face in their major examinations at eleven or thirteen years of age. These are English, Mathematics, Science, French, History, Geography and Religious Education. Latin is introduced at the age of ten.

The school uses a range of tests such as CAT4, PIPS and MiDYis to acclimatise pupils to the kind of exercises they increasingly encounter at senior school interview days. In addition, pupils have good interview practice and scenarios to increase their confidence. The extra-curricular clubs, we hope, build up our boys' articulacy, individuality and sense of joyful independent learning.

A scene from one of our playsIn addition to the main academic subjects, Design and Technology is taught by a subject specialist to all the pupils from Year 4 upwards in a specially equipped room in the Senior House. Art, Music and Drama form an important part of the curriculum. Every class in the Senior House has a weekly drama lesson with a specialist teacher. Plays are performed annually and there are many opportunities for performance in designated school assemblies when the boys' talents are celebrated. Two or three times a year the boys organise and run their own 'performance assemblies.'

The Arts are valued as an important part of the curriculum at St. Anthony's. In addition to timetabled lessons, boys have the opportunity to participate in a range of extra activities including choir, learning a musical instrument, orchestra, play productions, art 'hobbies'.

 

Visits to museums, theatres and galleries are arranged regularly. Once a week from Year 3, there is an after-school hobby activity when the boys share a variety of interests with their teachers. These may include, for example, computing, cookery, chess, model-making and artistic or sporting activities. What is on offer varies from term to term.

boys selected for school teams play fixtures against other schoolsEach boy has a Physical Education class twice a week - usually at Brondesbury Cricket Club, a short coach ride away. All classes are also timetabled to use our covered swimming pool. The main sports offered are football, rugby, hockey and cross-country running during the winter and cricket and athletics during the summer. From Year 5, but a careful balance is struck between provision of high quality physical education for all and provision for school teams.

Learning a musical instrumentThe boys in the school are taught by a team of teachers who aim to give as much individual attention as possible. Each boy has a form tutor who fulfils an important pastoral role, taking a special interest in his overall development. The school aims to help each boy to develop confidence, self-esteem and a positive approach to learning. Close liaison between the form tutor and the home is a characteristic feature of St. Anthony's.