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.

Out of Africa!

S. Anselm’s is delighted to be the first school in the UK to launch a groundbreaking new campaign – Out of Africa – in support of the much loved Born Free Foundation.  Backed by the Born Free Foundation’s co-founder, Virginia McKenna OBE, the school has joined forces with the Foundation itself, Bamfords Auctioneers and Haddon Hall to stage a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest ever auction, with all the proceeds going to the charity.

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.

If you are already logged in click here to go back to the Parents page.


Book a Visit |  General Enquiry | Important Information


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S. Anselm's Latest News

"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 next Open Morning is on Saturday 18th May, and is an ideal 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.


S. Anselm's puts its commitment to the safeguarding and protection of the children in our care at the heart of everything we do