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About our school

About Our School

Our Lady and Saint Anselm’s school was originally established in the latter half of the 19th century for the growing Catholic community of Whitworth and surrounding areas. The school is housed in two buildings on the John Street site. We currently have 185 children on roll. 

Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have the most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children. Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.

(An extract from the Second Vatican Council Document on Christian Education).


Governors have worked hard to ensure that resources available at our school are second to none and the fabric of our solidly built building is continually being refurbished and enhanced to match the demands of providing a rigorous and challenging education in 21st century.

A highly qualified, dedicated staff work tirelessly together to match the needs of all the children who attend our school.

We are proud of the positive relationship we have with parents, a relationship built on openness and honesty ensuring that a true partnership in the education of all children is established and developed further. The needs of all children are kept under review and all agencies are utilised as deemed necessary to provide for children’s specific needs as when they arise.

When children leave us they often return to reminisce about their time here at Our Lady and Saint Anselm’s. They continue to grow as confident, successful, resilient learners whose love of education was nurtured in their early years at primary school.