St Anselm's Catholic Primary School

History of the School

St Anselm

Anselm lived between 1033 and 1109. He became Abbot of the Monastery of Bec, a famous centre of learning and later, he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury. Anselm struggled bravely for the rights and liberties of the Catholic Church in England against William Rufus and Henry I. He wrote many learned works including a famous argument for the existence of God and was canonized in 1494. Anselm’s life was characterised by holiness, honesty, courage and great learning – qualities that we work hard to encourage within our pupils.