Littlebrook Manor Way, Temple Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 5EA
10 reasons to choose St Anselm's Catholic Primary School
St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Dartford and one of the 5 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2011) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Kent LEA.
Average class size
St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Anselm’s Catholic Primary School ranks in the top 9% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 16% of schools.
The St Anselm's Catholic Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. The ‘Quest Curriculum’ is subject based and organised by topic. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at St Anselm's Catholic Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Gold Award.
The Arts at St Anselm's Catholic Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am (school staff) to 6.00pm (external contractor).
Find another school near St Anselm's Catholic Primary School
The Gateway Primary Academy (0.6 miles); Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School, Dartford (1.1 miles); St Paulinus Church of England Primary School, Crayford (2.4 miles).
Farringtons School (8.3 miles); Eltham College (9.5 miles); Colfe’s School (9.8 miles).
Dartford Grammar School (1.4 miles); Dartford Grammar School for Girls (1.5 miles); Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (2.7 miles).