Welcome from our Headteacher

At S. Anselm’s children are happy and hardworking. Here, it is possible to live the joy of childhood longer and to take delight in learning and new experiences.

The beauty of the local area is stunning and the school facilities are first class.  The opportunities to thrive in music, sport, drama, art, technology and the core academic subjects are many.  There are regular trips to unique places and special events in school to develop compassion, teamwork and leadership skills – all of these are hugely important in forming a well-rounded and balanced young person.  We are renowned for our academic success and we work hard with all our pupils to ensure they reach their fullest intellectual capacity whilst also developing into kind, caring and articulate young people, ready to make a positive contribution to the world.

We are proud of our school traditions, which create a real sense of identity in all Anselmians.  We are equally proud of our willingness to embrace change, adapting our curriculum to the needs of the world your children will inhabit as adults.

Inspired by our motto, Esse Quam Videre, we encourage our pupils to be authentic, sincere and true to themselves as individuals.  We instil in our pupils a sense of purpose, both in their immediate endeavours and in their future direction in life.

Our small class sizes ensure staff are able to embrace every pupil’s needs and personalise their learning.  The extensive programme of extra-curricular activities that we offer helps pupils to interact, explore and develop resilience through well-judged risks within a safe and supportive environment.

For those who wish it, our boarding provision provides a further experience for pupils to learn to become more independent and self-reliant in a nurturing and caring community.

The S. Anselm’s community of governors, staff, parents and pupils are proud of our school and hope you will visit us to find out more about what we can offer your child.

Mr Frank Thompson


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