Postby Tooting Parent » Mon Mar 27, 2023 8:46 pm
Hi, I have current experience of St Anselm’s Catholic primary. Yes, the main priority is that children are Baptised in the Christian faith. Siblings account for approx. 10 in each class. However due to Brexit and cost of London living some international families decide to leave the area. Children come from various postcodes now (Balham, Streatham, Furzdown). It tends to be that one parent is Christian/Catholic the other possibly ‘none’ but are happy to attend family Masses, Assemblies, volunteer and support the PTA.
It is a small 1 stream entry school which builds a close, vibrant and helpful community/Parish, particularly if you plan on staying in the area and making friends locally. If you want to explore further have a conversation with St Anselm’s Parish team about Baptism/RCIA and contact the Head Teacher. In term of its Ofsted Outstanding rating many of the same staff/ policies are there. However as a faith school it is not swayed by gender ideology or celebrate LGBGTQ + events which Ofsted may look for now in terms of broader diversity. We had private school places offered (registered from birth) but for various reasons chose this wonderful, nurturing school community. I urge anyone to attend the next Open Day.