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.

We're proud to be recognised as a school 'Where the teaching doesn't stop ...'


“Throughout the difficult past few weeks, your staff have been totally amazing with both our children’s online lesson planning and teaching.  Their support and skills have been priceless.”

Current S. Anselm’s parent

Discover S. Anselm’s for yourself

Join us at our next Open Morning on

Saturday, 18th September 2021


See S. Anselm’s school life and lessons in full swing on a typical weekday morning in the Summer Term. You will also have the opportunity to personally meet our Headteacher, Mr Thompson, who will share with you the top 5 reasons that make S. Anselm’s the first choice for families looking for the very best learning environment for their child.

To book your place at this Open Morning or to enquire about the availability of a space for your child(ren), please email our
Director of Admissions, Mrs Cheryl Stevens.





Find out about our Bursary Fund

We are passionate about welcoming more pupils to our first class education


We are pleased to be able to offer a number of Bursary Awards in 2021, designed to help a wider number of families to access a S. Anselm’s education and to show the commitment of the S. Anselm’s community to workers in key sectors, including the NHS, armed forces and public sector, as well as those new to independent education.

Click here for details


Book a Visit |  General Enquiry | Important Information


Book a Visit |  General Enquiry | Important Information

S. Anselm's Latest News

Boarders’ Report

Boarders’ Report

A boarders’ favourite was planned for the first weekend of the year …

"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

"S. Anselm’s has exceeded our expectations with the seamless transition into virtual schooling” ...

… With a full timetable, live lessons and 1:1 catch-up level of support my children have received over the past few months has been exceptional.”

a current S. Anselm’s parent

“Over many years S. Anselm’s has been a key feeder school for Shrewsbury School, and we have welcomed dozens of terrific pupils to Shrewsbury ...

… They fit in easily to our boarding community, and many move on to leadership positions within the school – this year, a former S. Anselm’s pupil is house captain of one of our boys’ houses, and another is house captain of our of our girls’ houses.  The pupils arrive with a “work hard, play hard” approach which serves them well at Shrewsbury.”

Mr Martin Cropper, Director of Admissions, Shrewsbury School

"When all around us is uncertainty, it is very reassuring to have complete confidence in the school to adapt and continue to provide an outstanding service.”

a current S. Anselm’s parent

"It was an easy decision to send our daughter to S. Anselm’s. The quality of education is second to none in the area.”

a current S. Anselm’s parent

"We have always rated S. Anselm's pupils highly at Oundle: down-to-earth, hard-working and with parents who generally share our vision of education"

Mrs Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Headmistress, Oundle

“The traditional all round ethos nurtured in this jewel of Derbyshire’s schools is excellent preparation ...

… for the palate of opportunities offered at a school like Uppingham.  Uppingham values its excellent relationship with S. Anselm’s: the values and ambition developed at Prep School sees S. Anselm’s children thrive here”

Mr Charlie Bostock, Registrar, Uppingham School

"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

"Parents, staff and children all seem to have worked as a team to ensure no child has missed out on their education” ...

… Together we have achieved something extraordinary.”

a current S. Anselm’s parent

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 Open Mornings are 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 8.30am to 12.30pm on Saturdays 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