academic 

Academic

An education at S. Anselm's is an education for life. We believe that high standards are important both inside and outside the classroom, and we set great store by the development of good manners, self -discipline and consideration for others.

At S. Anselm's we accommodate children of all abilities. To begin with the children are placed in, usually, two sets of mixed ability although they are set according to ability for Maths. Later on, most year groups are divided into three streams, with individual subject setting, taught by specialist teachers. With average class sizes of 12, teachers are always able to give pupils individual attention. The scholars are set in the fast stream where they are stretched to attain academic excellence. The middle and lower streams work towards Common Entrance at 13+. Pupils who have a specific learning difficulty are able to work at a pace suited to their needs.

We follow the National Curriculum but subjects are explored in greater depth than this requires. French is the principal modern language taught; two thirds of pupils study Classical Latin and a few scholars learn Ancient Greek. The two Information and Communication Technology suites are used by the whole school, and the two Science Laboratories, Art and Pottery Rooms allow for practical subjects to be given great emphasis.

We are very proud of our academic record. Over the past few years excellent Common Entrance grades have been achieved and numerous major academic awards have been won to many top Public Schools. S. Anselm's children go on to a variety of schools, including Ampleforth, Cheltenham Ladies' College, Downe House, Eton, Giggleswick, Harrow, Malvern, Moreton Hall, Oakham, Oundle, Queen Margaret's (York), Repton, Rugby, St.Edward's (Oxford), Sedbergh, Shrewsbury, Tudor Hall, Uppingham, Winchester and Wycombe Abbey.

Scholarships

Once again we are delighted with the success achieved by our scholarship candidates. Scholarships to the prestigious schools to which our pupils are destined are increasingly competitive, making their achievements all the more outstanding.