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College History

St. Anselm's College was founded by our trustees, The Congregation of Christian Brothers, in 1933 in response to a request from the Bishop of Shrewsbury to provide grammar school opportunities for academically able Catholic and Christian boys in Wirral and Cheshire. This remains our mission today.

Since 1933 Anselmians have progressed to university and the service of their communities, church and state and have been prominent in the professions, academic life and the arts, inspired by the values embodied by our patron, St. Anselm, and Blessed Edmund Rice, founder of the Congregation. The College has passed through a variety of governance structures: direct grant, independent, grant maintained and voluntary aided. In 2011 we became an Academy whilst remaining a Roman Catholic Grammar School.

We seek to educate young Christian men equipped for fulfilling lives of leadership and service in the 21st century who will have the conviction and confidence to uphold and represent the timeless values of our faith in the modern world.