Headteacher Welcome - St Ignatius College
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Headteacher Welcome

STIGS098Welcome to St Ignatius College. As Headteacher of St Ignatius College, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website which I hope you will find informative and give you a flavour of life at the College.   

We are a very distinctive community with a rich heritage and tradition of providing a Jesuit education for boys in north London for over 100 years yet focused on equipping our students for the demands of the twenty first century. Care for the whole person, in Jesuit terms, cura personalis, is at the heart of our educational  philosophy. We recognise each person’s individual qualities and needs; our job as a school is to educate the whole child, academically, emotionally, spiritually, and to help unlock each child’s potential so that they will grow to be responsible, fulfilled adults working to make the world a better place. 

We want all in our community to be happy, feel valued and to thrive. In order to do so, they must be safe, respected as the individual God made them to be and challenged academically.  We aim for our students to be men and women of competence, compassion and conscience. All in our community walk alongside our students on their faith and academic journey to ensure that when they leave us, they have the academic qualifications, confidence, principles, compassion and faith to make a significant contribution to society and be a force for good in the world. Our aim is to be men and women for others, living our faith and finding God in all we do.  

We do not work in isolation. Our partnership with our parents who entrust their children to us is key. We foster open, honest supportive relationships and welcome parents to be involved in all aspects of school life.  

As a school, we are on an exciting journey. In recent years, we have undergone significant changes to leadership, curriculum, teaching and to the physical environment. Our recent Ofsted report recognised the hard work and dedication of all at the College to provide an excellent education. We are incredibly fortunate, especially in such difficult times of funding for schools, to have the financial support of our Trustees, the Society of Jesus. We are in the middle of a £7 million building project to transform our learning environment. Our science laboratories have all been refurbished and currently, we are developing our external areas to ensure our site is attractive and secure.  

We are a happy, caring, welcoming, Catholic community. Our social, economic and cultural diversity is a real strength of the College. I have worked at the College since September 2015 and feel so very proud and privileged to be part of it. I  warmly invite you to visit and witness for yourselves life at St Ignatius College. 

Mary O'Keeffe 


Latest Tweets

  • @st_ignatius Aug - 17
    Wishing our Y13 students now all the best in their next chapter https://t.co/CPjHIxHNxL
  • @st_ignatius Aug - 16
    Congratulations to our students on achieving super results today. Well done and thank you to staff for working so hard to support them.
  • @st_ignatius Aug - 15
    Good luck to our students awaiting A level results tomorrow. Results available from 8am tomorrow.
  • st_ignatius Retweeted@literacy_trust Aug - 14
    Our research shows that when children enjoy reading, they do better at school. Combat summer learning loss by helping your child fall in love with reading over the holidays: https://t.co/N2oO6DlmQK https://t.co/NwumWKANcg
  • @st_ignatius Aug - 9
    Good luck to our Ignatians awaiting A level results next Thursday. Only a week to go ...
  • @st_ignatius Aug - 9
    Congratulations to our fellow Jesuit school, in Scotland on superb SQA Higher results. Well done to all your students and staff.
  • @st_ignatius Aug - 3
    Our project to re-locate the Chapel so that it lies at the centre of the College has now begun; the Chapel is the spiritual heart of the school and will be surrounded by a sense of calm in its new position. AMDG https://t.co/BWTGeYn1EV
  • @st_ignatius Jul - 31
    Today, July 31, is the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus who passed away on this day in the year 1556. https://t.co/PoJstuH70S.
  • @st_ignatius Jul - 29
    Congratulations to past student, Tuoyo Egoda on a super performance. We are very proud of you.
  • st_ignatius Retweeted@tegod97 Jul - 29
    Great to win down in my home town and see family and friends again. Awesome feeling to be voted fans MOM and big thanks to the fans that travelled down, could hear you all from a mile away 🐮
  • st_ignatius Retweeted@nohelmetsreq Jul - 29
    Tremendous debut by on loan at from . Great to see his whole family lapping it up at - where he started his career. Tottenham boy, went to in Enfield - another exciting product!
  • st_ignatius Retweeted@jesuitsbritain Jul - 28
    “If you’re here for 10 years &you can’t have a residence,you can’t work,you have no income, it’s as if you are being told you are a ‘nonperson’. I can think of no other word than to say it is a shame on our country.” Cardinal Nichols on his visit to https://t.co/hqIjCEuI8I https://t.co/RsCGBkhAqh