Welcome to S. Anselm's School

S. Anselm’s is one of the country’s leading prep schools. From nursery age to 13, we provide co-educational full boarding and day in a happy and thriving environment. Children are encouraged to give their best and to flourish amidst traditional values. 

We prepare children for their journey through life, equipping our boys and girls with the wisdom and skills to succeed. We look to do so in a fun and engaging way, whilst encouraging good manners and humanity. Our aim is to develop personable, well-mannered, self-confident and articulate young adults who enthuse about life. We aspire to instil wisdom, strength, stamina and daring with which to tackle all life’s challenges. 

The safe, homely and family environment in stunning Derbyshire countryside lends itself to superb opportunities for the strong boarding community. They delight in the strength and breadth of the activities programme, whilst being supported emotionally and academically by the school’s dedicated pastoral team. 

Despite having no academic entry requirements, at 13 more than half our pupils win a scholarship which is a tribute to the quality of the teaching at the school and the small average class sizes. We excel in the classroom and far beyond in sport, the arts, music and drama. 

We would love to meet you and encourage you to come and see us in action. 

Please ring the Headmaster’s Secretary on 01629 812734 to arrange a visit.



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