Welcome to S. Anselm’s Preparatory School


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.

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.




Gladiator School!

Visitors were invited to a dramatic ‘Gladiator School’ as presented by our ambitious Year 4 Gladiators

The end of an Era

To round off their project on Early Man, Year 3 pupils became the teachers for the morning, giving Year 2 pupils a lesson on either the Bronze or Iron Age

Advent Service

Our Prep School and College children attended our annual Advent Service in Bakewell Parish Church to mark the start of our Christmas preparations

From Tower to Parliament

Year 8 had a truly memorable day in London, exploring our Capital’s seats of power from the medieval period to today

S. Anselm’s remembers

One hundred years since the end of the Great War, S. Anselm’s gathered on the Headmaster’s lawn to remember those who have died in the service of our country and mankind

Re-enacting the Battle of Bosworth

Year 6 enjoyed an action packed visit to Bosworth to learn more about the famous battle between the Yorkists and Lancastrians, ahead of their Tudor project


S. Anselm's puts its commitment to the safeguarding and protection of the children in our care at the heart of everything we do