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.

IAPS Regional Finals

The Under 13s made St. Anthony’s history on Saturday, by qualifying for the IAPS National Football Finals for the very first time. Chigwell School, Essex, hosted the regional finals event, with 12 teams from the region competing.

We disappointingly lost our first game 1-0, and drew the second 0-0. Not the start we were looking for. Needing to win our final three games in group B to qualify for the semi-finals, the boys turned on the style, beating Belmont Prep, Aldwickbury and Felsted Prep, all by the score of two goals to one. Those victories meant we topped group B with 10 points. What a turnaround.  

This set up a semi-final clash with local rivals, The Hall. Mathew Obichere, who had been in rampant form throughout the day, scored a crucial goal before half time, to add to his impressive tally throughout the day. James Evans doubled the lead late in the second half to secure not only a place in the regional final, but also sends the school to the National Final’s Day at Bradfield College, Reading, in November.

The boys lost the final 1-0 to Taverham School from Norwich, who looked as tired as us in spells. An even game that could have gone either way.

A huge congratulations once again to the seven boys that travelled on Saturday. They can take revenge on Taverham and the rest of the country in a few weeks’ time!

Jonathan Dunne