We are delighted to announce that S. Anselm’s has been crowned Prep School of the Year at the Tatler Schools Awards Ceremony 2021.

The prestigious title was awarded after Tatler examined nominations for hundreds of UK Prep Schools, from a variety of sources, including public votes.  From this, winners were handpicked from a carefully created shortlist, overseen by an expert panel of judges.

The award is in recognition of S. Anselm’s achievements as it goes from strength to strength as a leading Preparatory School in the heart of Derbyshire.  Committed to a blend of tradition and innovation, we were applauded for our tireless approach to ensuring no child was left behind during lockdown; with live online lessons, one-to-one sessions and the delivery of a full syllabus throughout what was a challenging time for so many.  Recent initiatives include a remodelled and expanded boarding house, a delightful redesigned Pre-Prep area and the introduction of an end-of-day daily reading session for all children to boost learning and mental wellbeing, as well as encouraging a life-long love of books.

Our Headteacher, Mr Thompson, said, “Clearly this is wonderful news for S. Anselm’s School and a much-deserved reward for the outstanding work of all members of staff.  It is the expertise, strength and dedication of our team, working together so effectively with a shared vision, that has led to the school’s considerable success in recent times.  Every colleague has contributed to this fantastic achievement.  I would like to also thank our pupils, parents and our Board of Governors, as their ongoing loyalty, commitment and support, has made S. Anselm’s the wonderful family it is today.”

You can watch our virtual acceptance speech below …