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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 


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    Well done to year 12 students who received their PPE results today.
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    Thank you to Sophie from Brass Bands England for coming in this morning to discuss the plans for our exciting Brass project next year. Watch this space!
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    An excellent higher education information evening for parents of students in year 12. Well done Mrs Alexander Stafford.
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    Sixth Formers advising our year 10 students on next steps and life in our Sixth Form
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    Delicious chocolate chip cookies made by our Year 8 students in Food Technology today.
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    Sixth Form students advising year 10 on A level courses and life in the Sixth Form
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    Year 10 have their Sixth Form Taster Day today. Enjoy boys!
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    Thank you to boys and families who supported ‘Wear green for Grenfell’ today. We collected lots of food for the local food bank.
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    Congratulations to Bobby Mugo Winner of Social Sciences Category outstanding essay for the Afro Caribbean Tyler Essay Prize at Oxford university. Well done Bobby
  • @st_ignatius Jun - 14
    Another clip from tonight's performance at the Vocal Recital. Bravo!
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    Extremely proud of our wonderful musicians this evening at the EMS Vocal Recital. A huge thank you to the Music Service for giving our students such a fantastic opportunity.