Your Child’s Journey Starts Here

Welcome to St Lawrence College

St Lawrence College has a rich history and a reputation for excellence. The genuine feeling of community is tangible and there is no doubt that the Christian values, boarding ethos, all-through nature of the school and focus on the individual contribute to a feeling of care and compassion that permeates every corner of the campus. It is my honour and privilege to be leading such an outstanding school.

Welcome From the Head of the College

We are honoured to be included on the Fortune and Statista World’s Leading Boarding Schools Award List.

Fortune presents its listing of the world’s leading boarding schools in 2023. This directory consists of 250 top-rated boarding schools around the world.

In partnership with market research company Statista, this inaugural list is based on recommendations made by the heads of school and heads of admission via a peer-to-peer survey, boarding school consultants and agents, and parents and alumni.


“Since starting here, I have become better at speaking English, have developed more in Art and have achieved a good effort in Games – I am hoping to join the school badminton team.”
Edmond, Year 10 Boarder
"My school is wonderful and I would recommend it to others who feel like they need the opportunity to spread their wings a little more”
Year 6 Day Pupil
“From the very first day I discovered many new opportunities. For example, I played paintball with the teachers and swam in the house swimming competition. And, even after one year at St Lawrence, I can’t say I’ve tried everything that this school offers! “
Matvey, Upper Sixth
"You very easily and quickly get into a daily routine and make close friends. It´s been a lot of fun being at St Lawrence. Joining this school has been one of the best decisions of my life."
Oliver, Lower Sixth
“My children have continued through their school years with respect for others, understanding of different cultures, the ability to hold conversations with different peer groups and with adults.”
Mrs Jury, Senior and Junior Parent
"Sam lights up when he tells us what he has been up to at the School and the regular exeat weekends mean that as parents we never feel far away"
Mr and Mrs Callaghan, Boarding Parents
“All of the Staff in the Junior School are magnificent. The self-confidence and happiness my daughter has gained since starting at St Lawrence College has been wonderful to see.”
Mrs Radcliffe, Year 2 Parent
"When I look back on my time at school, it is clear that St Lawrence was always very grounded and realistic. St Lawrence produced the Head of the Army and the Head of the Police and that, in many ways, says something about the benefits of a St Lawrence education."
Paul Callum - Manor 1984
"For me, being at St Lawrence wasn’t just about receiving an academic education, although the aim was to leave with at least a couple of A-levels! We were also educated in essential life skills, either absorbed by the environment or learned in our extra-curricular activities. Basic manners were an expectation; holding the door for someone, being respectful to the teachers, obeying the rule to not walk on Chapel Green and in doing this you learned to be respectful and conscientious towards others."
Elizabeth Mooney - Laing 1992
"I loved the creative aspects of my time at SLC. I was involved in some of the performances and productions such as; the House talent shows, the SLC Ale festivals, various productions and musicals."
Ronnie Skelton - 2015
"When I look back over my life to date, I can see that St Lawrence College has always played a part in some way. When I started at the Junior School, my father and grandfather were already teaching there. My uncle and sister have been there too. The activities at the School had the biggest impact on me as I got to try so many different things. CCF had a particularly big influence on me. I loved adventurous activities, sport, being outdoors and problem solving."
Jamie Clifford - Newlands 1994

Highlights of St Lawrence College

Join us on 7 October for the St Lawrence College Senior School Open Day!

At St Lawrence College, we believe in nurturing every individual. That`s why our co-curricular activities are not just an option - they`re an essential part of your educational journey.

St Lawrence College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is committed to providing enjoyable, challenging and rewarding training for young people. The purpose of this training is to encourage and nurture the wide reaching set of group and personal development skills needed for these young people to be future leaders in their chosen professions. CCF is just one of the many activities that we have on offer at St Lawrence College.

Head to to book your place at our Open Day to discover more.

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Discover Your Journey at St. Lawrence College Open Day!

Are you looking for a school to take you to new heights? St. Lawrence College is here to elevate your educational experience! Join us on 7th October for an unforgettable Open Day, where you`ll explore endless opportunities at St Lawrence College.

What to expect:

- Campus Tours: Explore our state-of-the-art facilities, including cutting-edge labs, libraries, and inspiring classrooms.
- Meet Our Teachers: Interact with passionate educators who are dedicated to nurturing your talents.
- Academic Programs: Learn about our diverse range of programs designed to fuel your passions and career goals.
- Global Perspective: Discover how we broaden horizons through international experiences and partnerships.
- Student Life: Connect with current students and discover the vibrant campus community.
- Admissions Info: Get all your questions answered about the application process and scholarships.

Book your place by visiting

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We are proud of our strong academic record, whilst also recognising that education in its truest sense is measured not just in examination results, but in the preparation of young people for the future.

Head to to book your place

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The rugby 1st team kick their season off tomorrow with a visit from Simon Langton Grammar School in the National Cup. Kick off is at 3:30pm on the Newlands Sports Field. It will be great to get as many spectators as possible to cheer the boys on!

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We`re thrilled to welcome all our amazing students back to campus for another year of growth, learning, and unforgettable experiences. Let`s make this academic journey one to remember!
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Explore your future at St Lawrence College! Join us for our Open Days on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October and discover endless opportunities, meet our inspiring teachers, and experience life as a Lawrentian.
To register your place please go to -
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St Lawrence is proud to continue supporting Thanet Wanderers Rugby Club. The 1st XV play in Counties Kent 1 league. The club run two other senior Men`s XVs including a Vets XV, a Ladies XV competing in the Inner Warrior league plus a thriving junior section for boys and girls aged 6-18. The club is holding a crowdfunding weekend, 9th - 10th September, it would be great to have as many Lawrentians there as possible.
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Congratulations to our students on their GCSE exam results today. We are extremely proud of all of you. We look forward to welcoming many of you into our thriving Sixth Form and, for those of you exploring other exciting opportunities, we wish you well for the future - please do stay in touch.

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Congratulations to all our students who have just received their A-Level results. We are incredibly proud of each of our student`s individual successes which are a testament to their hard work and resilience. We wish you all the best in your next chapter and please stay in touch via the Old Lawrentian Society.

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Everyone at St Lawrence College wishes all of our Upper Sixth students the best for collecting their results tomorrow, and every success in the future #ALevel #resultsday ...

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Dive into a world of swimming excellence at our indoor heated pool! Our state-of-the-art facility, together with well-equipped changing rooms, caters to both beginners and advanced swimmers. With a constant temperature of 29°C, the 20m pool ensures a comfortable swimming experience all year round.

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Junior School children from Reception to Year 6 have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art sports facilities. Our extensive indoor Sports Centre facilities includes a climbing wall, and children enjoy regular lessons in our indoor heated swimming pool. Outside, children use our rugby, football, and cricket pitches; netball and tennis courts; and our grass athletics track.

Let us show you around at our next Junior School Open Morning on Friday 6th October.

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Discover the hidden gem in the heart of Ramsgate, Kent - St Lawrence College 🏫
Our safe, spacious campus is located on the Kent coast, within easy walking distance of the sea. St Lawrence College provides a first-class education for boys and girls from 3 to 18. We welcome local, UK and international families.

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St Lawrence College Christian ethos plays a vital role in providing students with more than just an excellent education. We have created an environment that supports spiritual growth, instils values, and cultivates a strong sense of community rooted in Christian principles. Read more here

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The summer holidays have now commenced and Ellen Rowe, Head of Junior School wanted to share this heartfelt message with our amazing students, parents, and staff. St Lawrence College wishes everyone a safe and rejuvenating break!

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We wanted to share a snip of our conversation with Mr Gunn, House Master of Tower, one of two senior boarding houses at St Lawrence College for boys aged 13-18.

Our House Masters have extraordinary connections with their boys, offering unwavering support, and invaluable guidance in a nurturing home-from-home environment.

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Together, British and international boarders thrive in our welcoming and diverse boarding family. We all learn from each other, celebrating both British and international traditions, which shapes our community of global citizens with a deep appreciation for diversity.

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