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Headteacher Welcome


Welcome 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 will give you a flavour of life here 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 and for girls in our Sixth Form since 2014. 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 goal as a school is to educate the whole child, academically, emotionally, spiritually, and to help unlock each child's potential so that students will grow to be responsible, fulfilled adults working to make the world a better place and take their place confidently in our fast moving, modern society.


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.  We continue to strive for excellence ensuring outstanding examination results, high quality teaching and learning, and pastoral care. 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 at the end of a £5 million building project which has transformed our learning environment.

We are a happy, caring, welcoming, Catholic community.  Our social, economic and cultural diversity is a real strength of the College.  I warmly invite you to visit and witness for yourselves life at St Ignatius College.

Mary O'Keeffe 


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  • @st_ignatius Oct - 18
    Deadline for Year 7 admission applications for September 2019 is 31st October 2018. Please ensure you apply online to your borough and return a completed Supplementary Information Form (available on our Website) to the College.
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    Our Year 7 Concert took place yesterday evening and our young Ignatians performed extremely well. Thank you to everyone who supported this event!
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    Thank you for this lovely feedback. We were so proud of our students.
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    Year 11 Healthy Living Morning
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    Year 11 Healthy Living Morning focusing on stress management techniques and consent within relationships
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    🎼 Looking forward to welcoming Year 7 parents to an amazing night tonight at the College for our annual Year 7 Music Concert starting at 6.30pm. 🎼
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    Don’t forget to submit your answers to this week’s . is now ranked 10th in the world thanks to everyone’s contributions!
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    Year 7 students on retreat.
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 15
    Thank you to all our young mathematicians who have submitted their answers to - an international puzzle/maths competition. College is currently 12th in the world 🌎!! 👏🏻
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 14
    Year 11 Seneca Learning Leaderboard has been updated and we have 2 new entries in the top 10! All will be revealed tomorrow during registration! Keep up the great work 👍🏻
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    Looking forward to our Year 11 into 12 assemblies next week when Year 11s will hear about the exciting subjects and opportunities available in our sixth form.