Welcome to St Antony’s Catholic Primary School!
Learning together in God's love.
St Antony’s Catholic Primary School is a happy family and community school, where Christ is our inspiration and model and therefore his principles and precepts are central to all that we do in our learning, living and play. We inspire our pupils to aspire to greatness - to be the best that they can be individually. Consequently, we have very high expectations for all our children and staff for whom we provide an extensive range of learning opportunities and memorable experiences to enable all to reach their fullest potential and make the best use of their God given gifts, skills and talents.
We hope you enjoy our website, whether you are a pupil, member of staff, governor, parent, community member or an aspiring employee or volunteer. We trust that as you explore, you will truly get a sense of our pride in our children and staff and all their wonderful achievements as well as the enjoyment derived from honest, hard work and a love of learning which permeates all aspects of our school operations.
Finally, we are very proud to say that for the third year running, St Antony’s has been honoured to receive a letter of congratulations and commendation from the Minister of State for School Standards in the Department of Education on our school’s achievement in the SATS. Our school was acknowledged as being “among the top 3% of schools in England.” What’s our secret? We apply the ordinary magic of hard work, self-belief and determination.
Our Week of Celebrating 160 year continues. The children challenged their recall of facts and stories related to our Patron saint - St Antony of Padua. Quiz Masters: Mr Curran and Mr Morgan, applied technology and humour to measure our recall and generated positive fun for all.WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!THE WINNERS WERE THE YEAR SIX BOYS! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CHILDREN FOR THE EFFORT AND SPIRIT OF COMPWTITION DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT.
Reading to year six, our visiting poet, Mr Canute Lawrence of Ontario Canada, brought us inspirational messages in his poems. He encouraged us to accept ourselves as we are fearfully and wonderfully made he also encouraged us to be the difference we want to see. His anthology of poems is called: Pathology of a Pandemic.Thank you sir.
St. Antony is known for helping and being charitable. Giving food to people in need when he could but always sharing the food of life - Gospel Knowledge.The story is told of a mule that gave worship and reverence to the blessed host at the command of St Antony.On Wednesday our children made bread (Design and Technology, Science, Math) and different sandwiches (Shapes Colour Flavours) while talking about the importance of sharing. They loved it. I am hopeful that some of the newly baked bread will reach home.
St. Antony’s Catholic Primary School has begun its week of celebrations today by honouring those who have come before us and those who are with us today! This milestone is a massive and outstanding achievement: nurturing young minds and developing future leaders who will use their words to teach and their actions to preach!Today, our festivities began with a very Inspirational Mass in the Parish Church led by Father John Armitage which was filed with words of encouragement and a huge challenge to serve our neighbours. He reminded us that our work with and for our pupils was Kingdom Work and challenged us to nurture the hearts and minds of the future!
ITS THAT TIME AGAIN - THE VIRTUES FESTIVAL 2022 - OUR END OF YEAR SUMMER CONCERT IS BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER. AS WE COME TO CELEBRATE OUR SCHOOL’S 160TH ANNIVERSARY, EVERY CLASS FROM NURSERY THROUGH TO Y6 WILL BE HITTING THE STAGE BRINGING TO LIFE OUR SCHOOL VIRTUES THROUGH MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE.
The entire staff and pupils at St Antony's celebrated Her Majesty's Jubilee in fine style: with a fashion show of Kings and Queens , Princesses and Princes, a platinum street party and singing of the National Anthem and school song. WE danced , Sang, ate, and ate some more , we played - it was major fun.