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.




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 in the Stone Age!

To conclude their project on the Stone Age, Year 3 staged a complete recreation of a Stone Age settlement and day to day activities

Extreme Earth!

Pupils in Year 6 have enjoyed learning all about the earth’s structure, tectonic plate movement, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis

Harvest Festival

The whole school processed down the hill to All Saints Church, Bakewell, holding their donations of food, to give thanks for the harvest and all God’s gifts

Year 8 take on the Faraday Challenge

Five teams of Year 8 pupils put their creativity, engineering and problem solving skills to the test when they participated in the IET’s Farady Challenge


Pupils in Year 7 and 8 gave a scintillating performance of Lionel Bart’s ‘Oliver!’ to packed audiences in the last week of term


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