Voted top Preparatory School in Chelmsford & 12th Nationally*.

*(Sunday Time Parent Power survey 2018-19)

Our Next Open Day is on 9th May 2019, 09:30-12:00

Individual private viewings are welcome on request.


Welcome From our Headmistress

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to St. Anne’s School website. I hope it will give you a flavour of the happy and successful environment in which our children flourish. We are proud of the school’s many achievements, which have been the result of hard work by a very professional team of staff, and an equally determined and enthusiastic group of children. At St. Anne’s we celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to reach their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically. We aim to develop a responsible and independent attitude in all children towards their work, and towards their roles in society by providing a well balanced education, incorporating the best of traditional and modern teaching methods. We take pride in the fact that when the children are ready to move on to their senior schools, they are confident in their own ability and ready to face the challenges ahead. We hope that you will visit us soon and experience first hand the caring family atmosphere that is evident in our school.

Our School

sketch of st annes schoolSt Anne’s Preparatory School is a small Independent Preparatory School founded in 1925 for boys and girls aged 3-11 years. The School is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, supportive enthusiastic staff and excellent academic results.

Conveniently situated in the centre of Chelmsford, the pupils enjoy the facilities of a large Victorian townhouse, extensively adapted for use as a school, with ample playgrounds and grass areas for recreation.

At St. Anne’s, we endeavour to create a happy environment in which every child feels welcomed, cared for and treated fairly. We aim to ensure that our pupils enjoy the excitement of learning and surprise themselves with their progress, taking pride in the standards they are able to achieve. Our classes are small and with a total student count of approximately 160 we achieve a family ambience which is shared by everyone.


We are pleased to announce that 61% of pupils who sat the 11+ examination were awarded a place at the Grammar School of their choice. Two scholarships to Independent Schools have also been offered. (Academic Year 2017 – 2018)

We are delighted to report that in the Sunday Times Parent Power League Table St Anne’s has been listed as 12th in the top 100 Schools in the country, making us 2nd in the county of Essex & 1st in the Chelmsford region.



We have competed in many sporting events this term. Athletics, Football League matches, Cross Country meets and a Gymnastic competition. Our children all worked hard and performed with great commitment.

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St Anne’s offers pupils from year 2 – 6 the opportunity to take lessons to prepare for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art examinations (LAMDA) in speech and drama subjects.

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St Anne’s offers pupils from years KG1, KG2, Yr1 & Yr2 the opportunity to take lessons to prepare for the ISTD exams (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). These are “Ofqual” accredited and provide university accreditation points from Grade 6 ballet upwards. Our Ballet lessons are provided through the highly regarded Weston School of Dance. Please contact us for further information.