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.

Where the teaching doesn't stop ...

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


Concessions now available for 2020 joiners. Call us today on 01629812734

Introducing our 20:20 Vision

Available for 2020 joiners:

Scholarships for families who work in the public sector
Additional concessions from Year 7 for those new to Independent Education


We would love to hear from you!

If you are interested in learning more about our 20:20 Vision or would like to enquire about a place at S. Anselm’s please click below.

A few words from our parents…


“S. Anselm’s has exceeded our expectations with the seamless transition into virtual schooling. With a full timetable, live lessons and 1:1 catch-ups, the level of support my children have received over the past few months has been exceptional.”


“When all around us is uncertainty, it is very reassuring to know that in the event we should face a second wave I have complete confidence in the school to adapt and continue to provide an outstanding service.”


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


“Your staff have been totally amazing with both our children’s lesson planning and teaching. Their support and skills have been priceless.”


“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.”


Book a Visit |  General Enquiry | Important Information


Book a Visit |  General Enquiry | Important Information

S. Anselm's Latest News

A warm welcome back to school

A warm welcome back to school

During the past few weeks, we have been busy working behind the scenes to prepare for our partial re-opening of the school

Virtual Sports Day

Virtual Sports Day

So what do we do on Sports Day when we have no children in school? We hold a virtual event!

"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

"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

“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

“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

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