An education at S. Anselm’s is an education for life. High standards in the classroom, excellent manners, decency and consideration for others all combine to give our pupils essential preparation for their future.
As a ‘stand-alone’ Preparatory School, we teach to a very high standard so that our pupils may move on to a school that most suits them, including some of the most prestigious schools in the country: Ampleforth, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Downe House, Eton College, Giggleswick, Harrow, Malvern, Oakham, Oundle, Queen Margaret’s (York), Repton, Rugby, St Edward’s (Oxford), Sedbergh, Shrewsbury, Tudor Hall, Uppingham, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey and many others, not to mention S. Anselm’s College.
“There are a number of reasons we chose S. Anselm’s for our daughter. First, the focus on the needs of each individual child is quite outstanding and a testament to the quality of the teachers. Second, the excellent academic focus; especially on STEM subjects; is very well balanced against other aspects of a child’s development such as sport, team building and courtesy. You will struggle to find a more polite child than those who attend S Anselm’s! Third is the fact that S Anselm’s is a truly independent school, as opposed to being a feeder to an associated school. This opens a world of opportunity to send your child onward to a school that perfectly suits their requirements, be it academic, sporting, location, non-boarding etc., or indeed the excellent S. Anselm’s College. The world really is their oyster.”
Richard Lawson, Parent.
“It was an easy decision for us to choose to send our daughter to S. Anselm’s as we believe that the education is second to none in our area. We love that fact that sports lessons form part of the curriculum on a daily basis, as this ensures that our daughter has plenty of opportunity to be active and learn to be a team player.The small class sizes are a big factor for us too as students get plenty of individual support and it makes studying at the school feel like being part of a family environment while getting the best education available.”
Jemma Beagrie, Parent.
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We were delighted to welcome Roz Adamson from the charity Aquabox, to explain how their work is making drinking water safer in areas of need
Certain in their assumption that many dinosaur species are yet to be discovered, Year 3 set about detailing their potential characteristics
Inspired by Peter Sansom’s visit, our Junior Forms English Club spent a poetic lunchtime in the S. Anselm’s Secret Garden
Peter Sansom and John Lindley’s poetry workshops captivated our children and inspired them to write some truly thought-provoking poems
We are delighted to announce that S. Anselm’s has been crowned Prep School of the Year at the Tatler Schools Awards Ceremony 2021
Year 3 have loved their introduction to the next part of their Dawn of Time project, visiting Wirksworth and the Nine Ladies’ Stone Circle
The Monsal Trail has long been a firm favourite of our boarders for cycling and iconic Peak District scenery
As part of the British Science Association Crest awards our lunchtime STEM Club members set about crafting paper bridges to support as many dictionaries as possible
Our Year 8 historians have been studying Henry II and the cruel murder of Thomas Becket
Developing mental elasticity under pressure is a key skill that our debaters have been mastering!