ST ANSELM'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
St Anselm's is a Catholic School for students of all abilities, designated as a Specialist Science College in September 2004.
St Anselm's serves the people of the Canterbury Deanery, including the towns of Ashford, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury. Students from other areas are also most welcome.
The School's Mission is to promote the Catholic learning community based on the Gospel values of Love, Hope, Charity, Justice and Peace. Pupils are able to achieve their full potential academically, spiritually and socially with the committed support of staff, parents and governors. We promote equal opportunities and the serving of the wider community.
We seek to ensure that academic potential is fulfilled by valuing the work of all students. There is a consistent focus on securing outstanding teaching and learning in the School, with appropriate pace and challenge in all lessons and excellent behaviour. Students' progress is regularly measured and appropriate additional help and guidance is given where it is needed. Students are placed in teaching groups most suited to their ability, and these teaching groups are regularly reviewed. Success is celebrated and students are rewarded in many different ways for their efforts. This is truly a comprehensive school.
Students are encouraged to develop spiritually by their membership of a school community founded on the Gospel Values of Hope, Charity, Justice and Peace. We place great value on the quality of relationships, on mutual respect, tolerance and under-standing and on reconciliation if difficulties arise. There are many opportunities for students to become involved in the liturgical life of the school through daily worship, Masses , services and retreats. We also emphasise to students that spiritual fulfilment involves being the best that you can be, leaving St Anselm’s with the ability and pre-paredness to lead good, fulfilled adult lives with a commitment to making a positive contribution to the global community.
Social development takes place through our strong community and the many enrichment opportunities made available to students. Vertical tutor groups and our House structure means that students of all ages mix together. We have very high expectations of behaviour and conduct for all. Our strong pastoral care ensures that any difficulties students experience are quickly overcome.