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Headteacher Welcome

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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 


Latest Tweets

  • st_ignatius Retweeted@mrtomara Oct - 19
    Some excellent results from 7 Page, just a handful of the prodigious scientists within St Ignatius College
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 19
    7 Page learning about chromatography with Mr O’Mara! 🧪🔬
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 18
    We look forward to welcoming parents of year 7s to the college tomorrow for the Welcome Evening followed by the Music concert. Students to arrive for 5.45 with the evening commencing at 6:00
  • st_ignatius Retweeted@beyondstreets Oct - 18
    We're so grateful for this initiative - thank you for supporting our work with women who are experiencing multiple disadvantages and want to make positive change in their lives
  • st_ignatius Retweeted@stigsarts Oct - 18
    Congratulations to our Artists of the week! Emanuel & Malachi in 9C created these yummy pop art cake pastel drawings.🍰 Jayden 8L & Goodluck in 8G thought up these creative imaginary key drawings and Leonardo in 7P created this boat entirely out of blocks.💭🧠🖌️🎨
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 18
    Our sixth formers will ‘sleep out’ overnight in the school quad to raise awareness and support those on the streets. The event will involve guest speakers, team building activities and more. The event will begin @ 6pm on 22/10 and end with breakfast @ 7am the following morning.
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 18
    The Sleep-Out is an initiative to raise awareness of (and funds for) two charities that work with homeless people: and . You can help by making donations via ParentPay (select the autumn charities on your dashboard)
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 15
    Thank you for your inspirational talks and shouting us out. Our year 12 students learned so much about possible job opportunities and industries they could potentially venture into, e.g. and more!
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 15
    As PPEs are getting closer, all year 11 students received a revision pack this morning to prepare for their upcoming exams. Good luck year 11!
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 15
    A lovely evening for our year 8 parents! Since not being able to attend our school last year, it was a pleasure to have you visit yesterday. Thank you to all of our staff and sixth form students for making it a delightful experience!
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 14
    On Tuesday we had a group of year 12 students attend a presentation with the Social Mobility Foundation. They offer a 5-year programme to support students with funding, work placements/ internships, professional mentoring and more!
  • @st_ignatius Oct - 14
    We look forward to welcoming our year 8 parents tonight! We are so delighted to have you visit us once again. The year 8 welcome and parents information evening begins @ 6pm.