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School Uniform

All items are required unless stated as optional.

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School Staff

Full Time Staff

Mrs M O’Connor B.Ed.(Hons), M.Sc.Ed.Mgt – Headmistress
Mrs E Hall-Freeman M.A.Ed. – Director of Studies

Miss F Rizzo B.A.(Hons), PGCE
Mrs A Rogers B.Sc.(Hons), PGCE
Mr S Harper B.A.(Hons), GTP
Mrs H Constantis B.Ed. (Hons)
Ms E Christen B.A.(Hons)
Mrs F Archer B.Ed.
Miss J Gillman B.A.(Hons), PGCE
Miss K Cook B.A.(Hons)
Mrs K Newton B.A.(Foundation)


Part Time Staff

Mrs L Kewley – French
Mr M Worton – P.E.
Mrs C Solomon – Gymnastics


Classroom Support

Mrs N Aurelius

Mrs L Brown
Mrs M Cloonan
Mrs S de Araujo
Miss Z Michel

Miss E Newport
Mrs S Spanos
Mrs R Vacca



Mrs C Glynn – Secretary
Mrs L Hooper – Accounts


Site Management

Mr B Gunshinan

School Fees

Generally, fees are set for the whole year with no age-related incremental increase as the pupils progress through the school.

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Council of Management


Ms P Clear-Doughty (Chair)

Mrs H Casbolt
Mrs S Fennessy

Mr C Howell
Mrs S Metha

Mr S Payne
Mr A Patel

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School Council

The school aims to allow pupils to contribute to the vision of our school.

Twice yearly from years 3 – 6 pupils put themselves forward to serve on the School Council and are voted for by their peers.

They meet weekly and help organise charity fundraising as well as being the pupil voice to the School Management.
“School Council members are elected by their peers and take their responsibilities seriously" ISI June 2011

How to find us

6a, Priory Close, Green Road, Southgate, London N14 4AT

Tel: 020 8449 8336

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Nearest Underground Station: Oakwood

Finding the school from the M25, Junction 24 [Potters Bar]:

  • Exit the motorway and when on the roundabout, exit down STAGG HILL (A111), Hertfordshire, England, EN4
  • Continue down STAGG HILL, driving through COCKFOSTERS shopping parade
  • At the CAT HILL ROUNDABOUT, continue straight ahead. [Chicken Shed Theatre is on your left.]
  • You will then see De Bohan Park [Saracen's Rugby Club] on the left. Turn LEFT into GREEN ROAD.
  • Continue along GREEN ROAD, passing De Bohan School and Salcombe Prep School on the left.
  • Turn LEFT into PRIORY CLOSE.
  • VITA ET PAX is on the left. Drive to the end and park behind the hedge, by the main school gates.


The Main Entrance is in the centre of the building, next to the Head's parking area.


The Benedictine Congregation of Our Lady of Mount Olivet was founded in 1319 by Blessed Bernard Ptolomei.  He built the first monastery in the mountains near Sienna and called it Monte Oliveto Maggiore and the Archabbey is still on the same site.  The congregation is a branch of the old tree of the Benedictine Order started by Saint Benedict around 500AD.  The monks wear white habit in honour of the purity of Our Lady, to whom they have a special devotion.

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Community Links

The School always tries to reach out to the community, both local and nationally. The Headmistress belongs to a number of organisations and regularly meets with colleagues.

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Progress Studies

A programme of early intervention encourages all children in the School to achieve their maximum potential. Any difficulties identified by the class teacher are discussed with parents and the teacher in charge of Progress Studies. Where necessary, parents may be advised to seek further advice from an external source. On application to Vita et Pax, it is the responsibility of parents to advise the school of any known difficulties in order that we may be able to assess our ability to manage the learning environment for each child.

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Pastoral Care


The school strives to provide a warm and homely community, in which everyone is valued as an individual.

Pupils are encouraged to get into the habit of learning and to respect each other's feelings and property.

It is our aim that all children should be hard working, well mannered, articulate, confident and ready to meet the challenge of being good citizens in the future.