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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Year 3 have been studying the Austrian artist and architect, Hundertwasswer, whose work has inspired colourful creations of their own!
There’s nothing like a quiz to help gear the mind up for the New Year and our Prep School pupils rose to the challenge!
Our candlelit Festival of Carols & Lessons in Bakewell Parish Church drew our Michaelmas Term to a joyful close
Year 6 embarked on their own adventure to learn about the history of Haddon Hall and the traditions of Christmas in times gone by
Our Chapel Choir performed a sparkling Christmas Concert in the ancient St. Nicholas Chapel at Haddon Hall, as the guests of Lord & Lady Manners
Each year, we hold a Christmas jumper day in aid of ‘The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity’, and on Monday, our children and staff dressed for the occasion
It was a proud moment for Emelia in Year 8 when she played double bass at the RNCM last week
Undeterred by the wind and rain our House Hockey Tournament went ahead with great spirit shown!
Our Chapel Choir went a-carolling in Bakewell on Saturday morning, to bring Christmas cheer to busy shoppers
Everyone was ready to immerse themselves in the fun and delights of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre