St. Anthony’s School for Girls is a Catholic school that opened in September 2016 and is located in Ivy House on North End Road, NW11.
Ivy House is a magnificent three storey building with a beautiful façade, overlooking Golders Hill Park and with a large terrace to the rear. It is the former home of the London Jewish Cultural Centre and of the prima ballerina, Anna Pavlova, and was also at one time occupied by the painter, JMW Turner.
The school is a two-form entry school, educating girls from age 4-11. The maximum roll is 280.
Donal Brennan, Headteacher
Donal Brennan is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He began his teaching career as a specialist English Teacher preparing children for the competitive 11+ and 13+ for London and country boarding schools. He has been the Headmaster of The Hampshire School, Chelsea for the past five years. This followed from his time as Undermaster at Hill House International Junior School in Knightsbridge.
“Donal believes that school is a cornerstone in the community, where pupil voice is at the center of all teaching and learning. Through repeated encounters with a listening and curious adult, children learn to trust the value of their insights and opinions. By creating safe and non-judgmental learning spaces children come to believe that what they say truly matters”.
Donal is a practising catholic, leads on the church choir and has been an active catechist in his parish. He is married with two sons and believes that values of kindness, respect and curiosity are the ingredients to a happy life.