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.


Lionel Bart’s hit musical ‘Oliver!’ is full of dynamic characters and show stopping chorus and solo numbers, giving our senior Prep School pupils a fabulous script to get their teeth into for their end of term production.  Pupils gave scintillating performances, with some truly outstanding characterisation – much appreciated by the packed audiences in the Hargreaves Hall.

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.

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Book a Visit |  General Enquiry | Important Information


Book a Visit |  General Enquiry | Important Information

S. Anselm's Latest News

Winter fun in the Nursery

Winter fun in the Nursery

Our very youngest children have been enjoying the last couple of weeks of intermittent snowy weather!

Thinking Skills challenge

Thinking Skills challenge

Our Junior Forms were challanged to develop their thinking skills in the first week of the Lent Term, working in Houses to overcome a series of complex challenges

"A child's school years should be filled with fantastic memories - a rich tapestry of experiences spanning learning, play and friendships."

Mr Peter Phillips, Headmaster

"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 regular Saturday Open Mornings are a good 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