“Creating a success culture for all in a Catholic environment”
St. Anne’s is a Catholic girls’ comprehensive school in the Archdiocese of Westminster. It is a split-site school, with the Lower Site for Years 7 – 9 in Enfield Town, and the Upper site (Years 10, 11 and the 6th form) in Palmers Green. There are 1,100 students on roll (200 in the 6th form and increasing). It is a designated 6 FE school, founded in September 1994 from the amalgamation of the two former restricted age range schools, The Holy Family Convent School and St. Angela’s RC School.
Ethos of the School
The special characteristic of our school is promoted and celebrated through morning prayers at staff briefings and registrations, at year and site assemblies, end of term services, retreats and special celebrations throughout the year. The Headteacher and Deputies have to be Catholic but other members of staff do not. Colleagues support the ethos of the school, described in our Mission Statement, in whichever way they can.
Business & Enterprise Status
St. Anne’s was the first school in Enfield to be awarded specialist status and became a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Business and Enterprise education from September 2006
In December 2011 the school had a very successful inspection. The report describes St. Anne’s as “a very effective school, with many outstanding features”. “The students are an outstanding strength of the school. Their attitudes and behaviour are exemplary”.
Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting
At St. Anne’s we have a well-developed system for monitoring and evaluating students’ progress. Assessment for Learning, self-evaluation and planning for improvement are strengths of the school. Parents receive information about their daughter’s progress every term.
Behaviour and Discipline
Students are expected to conform to a high standard of uniform and appearance, both in and out of school. The school’s Code of Conduct sets out the codes of behaviour that all are expected to adhere to. All staff are expected to reinforce school rules and act as good role models.
Extra Curricular Activities
A full programme of sporting, musical, drama and academic activities takes place throughout the year. There are also trips/visits to the theatre, abroad and places of interest to promote learning in the classroom.
Facilities have been modernised on the Upper Site to include new science laboratories, a new library, a new Business Centre and refurbished classrooms. We also now have access to sports field near the Upper Site, which we share with two local primary schools. The Lower Site has been repainted and on both sites the governors continue to invest money in an ICT refresh programme, for example.
All the students are involved in charitable fund raising events during the school year. Some of the 6th form students get involved in charitable work in the local community through the Youth Action Volunteering in Enfield (YAVE) scheme and other programmes.