Welcome to S. Anselm’s

A day and boarding school and college which provides the highest standard of education for boys and girls from rising 3 to 16 years.  Set in over 20 acres of magnificent Peak District countryside, here children can enjoy their childhood and experience a school life that is second to none.

‘Take One Picture’ Exhibition

Children in Years 3 to 6 have been taking part in the National Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’ competition. Their exploration of Joseph Wright of Derby’s famous painting, ‘An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump’ has led to scientific investigations, imaginative creative writing and a wide range of artistic responses.  Parents were then treated to an impressive evening exhibition and presentation of the children’s work at the Gothic Warehouse, Cromford Mills.

Parents’ Portal

Click here to enter the S. Anselm’s parents’ portal where you can access a range of useful information such as parents’ weekly newsletters, sports fixtures and team sheets, school letters, term dates and more.

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S. Anselm's Latest News

Year 7 explore Castleton

Year 7 explore Castleton

Footpath erosion, the effects of tourism and the site of the Medieval Peveril Castle were on Year 7’s agenda

Nursery Sports Day

Nursery Sports Day

Beaming smiles, lots of laughter and a determination to reach that finishing line was evidence of the wonderful time had by all

Life on the Home Front

Life on the Home Front

With examinations over, pupils in Derwent were delighted to have the opportunity to study at The Old House Museum to find out more about life on the home front in WWII

"A child's school years should be filled with fantastic memories - a rich tapestry of experiences spanning learning, play and friendships."

Mr Peter Phillips, Headmaster

"Prep schools with glorious rural locations will always be more tempting...

…S. Anselm’s capitalises on its striking Peak District setting.”

Country Life ‘School Life’ supplement, Autumn 2017

"Terrific facilities include a well-designed music block where we watched children rehearsing for an arts evening...

…No doubt the excellent food contributes to the success of S. Anselm’s sport, which is taken seriously and played with zest and skill. County players abound in all areas, and there is huge excitement, though not at the expense of academic work.”

Good Schools Guide

"Set in the middle of Chatsworth country, S. Anselm's is a joyous, non- selective haven with all the bells and whistles...

…There were choir tours to Salzburg and Prague last year, and the cricket team took the Isle of Wight by storm on their unbeaten tour. The sparkly new Lego Innovation Studio is techtastic, and pupils whizz off to the country’s finest – Eton, Harrow, Stowe and, the latest offering, S. Anselm’s College”

Tatler Schools Guide 2018

Come & visit us

There is no better way to get a taste of all that S. Anselm’s has to offer than to come and visit us.  Call us to arrange a time convenient to you.

Open mornings

Our regular Saturday Open Mornings are a good way to discover more about S. Anselm’s and meet our pupils and staff.

Contact us

The school office is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 12.00pm on Saturday during term time.


S. Anselm’s is located in the heart of the Peak District, sitting on the crest of the hill above the picturesque market town of Bakewell.