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Primary Transition

New Year 7 St Ignatius College Welcome Evening Thursday 2 July

Our school, which is one of only eleven Jesuit schools in the country, has a proud history and is a place where students are believed in, honoured and cared for. Our range of subjects allow natural talents and creative abilities to be recognised and celebrated. Our many after-school activities provide the opportunities for individual accomplishments to be appreciated and show-cased.

Our open evenings and transition days will allow you to get to know our school and its community so that if you are joining us in September you will be excited and ready to begin this new phase in your life. During our special Induction Day in July you will be invited to visit the school, meet your new form tutor and tutor group, make new friends and try out some lessons! There is no need to worry if you are the only student joining us from your primary school as help is always at hand. Tutor groups and tutors have been specially chosen so that all students feel safe, happy and supported.

We know that together you will reach your fullest potential for excellence and work with enthusiasm and generosity so that you model the ideals we uphold ... to be 'men and women for others'.

Please click here to take you to 'Your Journey to St Ignatius College'

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome Message

Our video message to our new Year 7 students who will be joining us in September 2020:


Letters to New Year 7 Parents

Please see below letters that have been sent to our new Year 7 parents who will be joining us in September 2020.


2 September 2020      Y7 Start of Autumn term letter 

                                     To download a copy, please click here

16 July 2020               Changes to start of letter 

                                     To download a copy, please click here

5 June 2020               Music Department letter 

                                     To download a copy, please click here

13 May 2020:            Letter 3 to Parents/Carers

                                    To download a copy, please click here

April 2020:                 Year 7 Welcome event letter

                                    To download a copy, please click here 

4 March 2020:            Welcome letter to new Year 7 students     

                                     To download a copy, please click here

Transition Timeline


Please click here to download a copy of our current transition timeline.


Please click here  to download 'Your Journey to St Ignatius College'


Life At St Ignatius College


Every school day will start with your tutor and form class and very soon you will be part of a mini-community in the wider school community. You will have five lessons of 1 hour each school day and you will study a range of subjects including English, mathematics, Religious Education, geography, science and history, PE, music and many more.


There will be opportunities throughout the day for you to visit the dining hall which provides hot and cold snacks/meals before school, at break time and during lunch time. We also have areas specially designed for Year 7 students with benches and tables as well as a playground just for the lower school. You may decide that you want to spend time in our library which is open for students before school and during break and lunchtime.


There is always something to do or be involved in at St Ignatius College. We offer many clubs and activities at lunchtime and afterschool. There are sporting teams such as rugby, football, athletics, tennis (summer term only) and table tennis, to name a few.  If you are musical, why not join the choir, orchestra, string ensemble or jazz band? The science and geography departments offer a range of exciting and interesting lectures to attend or, if there is something you would really like to do, you might even decide to set up your own club or society.



Being 'men and women for others' means that there is always a student or member of staff at hand  to help if you have a question or a problem. Your form tutor will be able to advise you during morning and afternoon registration. During the day you can visit Mrs Neary in Student Services or your Head of Year (called Year 7 Learning Coordinator). At break and lunchtime our Sixth Form prefects will gladly help you find your way around your new school.



In addition to developing intellectually, pupils in a Jesuit school are growing to be:


Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.


Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.


Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.


Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.


Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.


Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.


Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.


Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.



New Year 7 Information - 2020/21

School Gateway user guide

School Gateway is used by the College for all commication with parents and is also the easiest way for parents to interact with your child's life at school.


Help for parents with School Gateway:



If you need further support with Schoolgateway, please click here.



Uniform Suppliers:


Lyons School Shop, 242 Hertford Road, EN3 5BL (020 8804 3627) (school uniform).  Please click here for the uniform price list or here for other items that can be bought.

COVID-19 Update from Lyons School Shop:  Please click here for the latest information June 2020.


J. Smith & Sons, 155 Lancaster Road, EN2 0JN (020 8363 2424) (school uniform)

COVID-19 Update from Smiths Schoolwear: Please click here to take you to their website for the latest infomration.



Our PE Kit supplier is ORC Sport. Website:

Our PE Kit can also be purchased at Lyons School Shop   -  242 Hertford Road, EN3 5B, 242 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 5BL. Tel: 020 8804 3627


For swimming, students will need to wear navy or black swimming shorts/trunks (must be lycra/skin tight material and not bermuda shorts), Goggles and Swim Hats are optional.

Please note that PE, swimming and games kits should not be left in classrooms or bags overnight. Kits should also not be loaned to other pupils.

Please ensure that articles of clothing are clearly marked with the owner’s name.

GAMES or PE Kit?

GAMES: If 'GAMES' is shown on a students' timetable, then they should wear their Rugby kit underneath a plain Navy tracksuit or similar

PE: If 'PE' is shown on a students' timetable, then they should wear their white kit under a plain navy tracksuit.

For 'SWIMMING' students should wear their white kit and bring their swimming kit with them.

Year 5 Taster Day


At St Ignatius we understand that transition from Year 6 to 7 can be quite daunting for students and parents alike, therefore to ease the process we feel it is important to offer an opportunity for Year 5 students to come along and experience life at St Ignatius and to get an insight into what it is to be an Ignatian student.


A Jesuit education focuses on developing the whole child and we would like your son to get a taste of our distinctive education.


Students get to participate in a range of activities and will experience different lessons such as PE, Music, Drama, Humanities, Design & Technology, Food Technology, Art & Design, swimming.


On the day we also invite parents and carers to join us for refreshments between 9.00am to 9.30am. This will give parents/carers an opportunity to have an informal chat with the Headteacher, staff and pupils.


If you would like your child to attend one of our taster sessions and they do not attend one of our local Catholic primary schools please contact Mrs Di Biasio at

Feeder Primary Schools