St Anselm's Catholic School

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St. Anselm's Catholic School
Motto Fides Quaerens Intellectum (Latin: "Faith Seeking Understanding")
Established 1964
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Mr. Mike Walters BA (Hons) NPQH
Location Old Dover Road
51°15′47″N 1°06′00″E / 51.263°N 1.100°E / 51.263; 1.100Coordinates: 51°15′47″N 1°06′00″E / 51.263°N 1.100°E / 51.263; 1.100
Local authority Kent
DfE URN 140874 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 1097
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Website School website

St. Anselm's Catholic School is a co-educational (11-18) Catholic comprehensive school, founded in 1964 by the Archdiocese of Southwark. It occupies a rural site on the fringes of Canterbury with extensive playing fields, bordered by orchards and farmland. The school currently has 1,080 students, of whom 150 are in the sixth form. The Headteacher is Mr Mike Walters. In September 2004 St. Anselm's was designated as a specialist Science College, and in May 2015 the school converted to academy status.


The school is named after the Philosopher & Archbishop of Canterbury, St Anselm (1033-1109). The main building of the school, named after Sir Thomas More, is the highest point in Canterbury. Each building is named after a local saint, for instance Dunstan, Edmund and Augustine, and a block is named after the famous Archbishop and martyr, Becket.

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