On Wednesday 12th June, St Anthony’s School for Boys were delighted to be joined by a number of Alumni to celebrate the school’s 125th Anniversary. Guests ranged from students who joined St. Anthony’s in the 1960s right up to boys who left last year. They were also joined by a number of former staff. Sarah Anderson, the school’s Bursar said “it was so lovely to welcome them back to the school.”
Everyone enjoyed meeting up with old friends and reminiscing about their school days. Many of the alumni have particularly fond memories of their Headmaster, Tim Patton, who ran the school for over 30 years, from 1963 to 1994. There were old school photos and other artefacts on display and of particular interest, was the school log book, which contains details of all pupils who were at the school between its opening in Hampstead in 1952 up to the early 1970s.
Guests were treated to a delicious meal by the school’s catering team; older alumni were delighted to see that the food had improved since their school days! The food at St. Anthony’s was not one of the highlights of the 1960s, 70s or 80s!
Headmaster, Paul Keyte, spoke to our guests at the end of the evening and explained the purpose of the bursary fund which has recently been launched. The school is proud to have supported, financially, a number of students throughout the school over the past few years and is keen to expand the support that they are able to offer.
The dinner was brought to a close by a wonderful recital from one of the most recent leavers. The school would like to thank all alumni and staff for supporting this event.