Thank you for visiting our school website. If you are one of our amazing parents, I do hope you enjoy visiting and seeing our incredible school in action. If you are a prospective parent, my hope is that you can see St Anthony's being an extension of your family in the years to come. If you are passing by, you are very welcome and I hope you enjoy sharing the very best of St Anthony's!
My name is Miss Leonard, and I am privileged to have been the head teacher of St Anthony’s for the last eleven years. As a former pupil of this outstanding Catholic Primary School I am especially proud to be its head teacher. St Anthony's is an incredibly special place to belong, and the impact of St Anthony's ripples all across our Diocese and beyond. Our results have been continuously on a high trend of performance across our inspiring curriculum as we continue to strive for a culture of excellence and impact. We endeavour to bring our curriculum alive through quality first hand experiences within an inspiring faith-focused curriculum.
We have been inspected for both our Section 48 and Ofsted inspections and received the outstanding grade in each; a true reflection of the quality education and the curriculum of excellence that happens each and every day in our school. We are a Nationally Designated Teaching School, recognising the national contribution we make to improving the education of not only our own school but many others too. We are also designated as a National Support School, recognised by the Department for Education as a school that can support others to achieve the same high standards. Our school is fortunate to be led by a National Leader of Education, and our teaching staff comprises five specialist leaders of education, highlighting the quality of staffing at the school for the benefit of all our pupils. We are blessed with innovative and captivating teachers who make learning fun.
We are an “oasis in the community” of Beeston and St Anthony’s parish, and we are proud of our continued success. Ofsted commented that " the most important thing about St Anthony's is that it provides its pupils with an outstanding education in a climate where all pupils, whatever their traditions, feel they belong" They continued ... "As a result, pupils' behaviour is exemplary and their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development is outstanding. The inclusive ethos is exemplified in the way, for example, all pupils participate in the Christian assemblies and in the exceptionally positive response to the school by parents and carers, who engage fully with the school's efforts for their children."
During the pandemic, I am aware how tricky it is to come into school, hence I have taken every step to ensure our website gives you all a current window on our school and all that if offers. Please take a look at our class pages and our videos on our admissions page to allow you to safely peep inside whilst our doors remain closed to visitors. We hope to be able to open our doors wide very soon to you all.
We have amazing pupils, staff, parents and governors at St Anthony’s, and we all share a belief that God will guide us to achieve everything we are capable of, and more! Everyone achieves their hopes and dreams at St Anthony’s ! I hope you enjoy visiting our website and hope to meet you very soon.
Miss L S Leonard BA (Hons) QTS NPQH NLE FCCT
Head Teacher (November 2020)