Welcome

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.

“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. 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.

Please use the links in the left-hand menu to find out all about life in S. Anselm’s preparatory school, our curriculum and more.

 

 

 

A Clawsome Scorcher of a Musical!

A Clawsome Scorcher of a Musical!

Way back in October the first rehearsals for Dragon Days began after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It seems a lifetime ago and suddenly show week arrived…

The Fun of the Fair!

The Fun of the Fair!

We held our annual Christmas Fair which brought together parents, relatives and friends for an afternoon of festive cheer…

Boarders’ Got Talent

Boarders’ Got Talent

What a mesmerizing evening of entertainment and surprises! We were all blown away by the hard work, effort and commitment that the boarders put into the evening…

The Christmas Recipe

The Christmas Recipe

After weeks of preparation and hard work from both the children and staff it was finally time to see the much anticipated Pre-Prep production of ‘The Christmas Recipe’…

Making Music at Michaelmas Concert

Making Music at Michaelmas Concert

On the evening of Monday 27th November, S. Anselm’s School hosted there annual Michaelmas Concert. Ensembles and soloists rocked the audience…

We Will Remember Them

We Will Remember Them

On Friday we held our Remembrance Service on the Head’s Lawn. A beautiful service of readings, hymns and remembering those brave men who fell serving our country,

Grandparent Afternoon Tea

Grandparent Afternoon Tea

What a treat! We invited S. Anselm’s grandparents for an afternoon tea and they were a delight to host. After a warm welcome from Mrs Donnelly, the music started.

Bringing History to Life

Bringing History to Life

Year 6 pupils enjoyed a fantastic visit to Bosworth Heritage centre. We had a very informative guide who took us around the battlefield…