St Anne's CE Primary School has a rich and varied history. St Anne's CE Primary School was built as a direct result of the Education Acts of 1876 and 1880, which said that all children must receive an elementary education. It was originally housed in what is now the Headstart Nursery building on Dudley Road and then moved to its current location on Harrowby Road. The school was called St Anne's because it was built on a site known as St Anne's Close. The area in which the school was built used to be known as New Somerby. Samuel Bentley-Rudd, the architect of the school, was Mayor of Grantham in 1887. His photograph, along with that of John Brice-Bell, who was the school's first secretary, can be seen in the Grantham Museum.