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


Your Child’s Journey Starts Here

Testimonials

“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

🎉🌞 Celebrating BSA National Boarding Week - Get outdoors for Summer Solstice! 🌞🎉

Today is the Summer Solstice, marking the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. What better way to enjoy it than on our leafy 80-acre site, just 5 minutes from the beach?

With a full activities programme, DofE, and CCF, our boarders are always on the go! Join us in celebrating the great outdoors and making the most of these sunny, extended days.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool #BSANationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding #SummerSolstice
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🎉 Celebrating BSA National Boarding Week with a fantastic Boarding House Quiz! 🎉

Our Junior Boarding House, Kirby House, home to boarders from age 7, came together for a fun-filled evening of brain-teasing questions and friendly competition. The quiz featured 21 questions, each from a different category, keeping everyone on their toes!

Congratulations to the group aptly named `The Winners` for clinching the top spot! Your knowledge and teamwork truly shone through.

#NationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding #StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool
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🌟 National Boarding Week Sustainability Spotlight! 🌟

Today, as part of BSA National Boarding Week, we celebrate the continued efforts of our Year 6 Fastidious Food Fighters in reducing food waste at St Lawrence College.

In September, Algie, Jonny, Remi, and Reuben, supported by their teacher Mr James Marsh, formed the `Fastidious Food Waste Fighters` to tackle food wastage. They implemented two key strategies in January:

✔ 🍽 Dishwasher-proof stickers for smaller portions.
✔🍴Scrape Away System for waste segregation.

Their initiative reduced food waste from 167kg to 100kg per week – a 40% reduction!

#StLawrenceCollege #NationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding#FoodWasteReduction #Sustainability
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🌟 It`s BSA National Boarding Week! 🌟

Our Junior Boarders in Kirby House stepped up to the challenge—literally! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ They`ve been competing in a Step Challenge using their fitness trackers to see who could get the highest step count. And.... the highest was an incredible 16,036 steps!

Way to go, Kirby House! Let`s keep moving and make National Boarding Week unforgettable. 🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️✨

#StLawrenceCollege #StepChallenge #NationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding
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🎉 Exciting News - Summer Holiday Camp now LIVE! 🎉

Follow the link below to book:
https://slcuk.kidsclubhq.co.uk/#/club/2528/booking/2024-07-08

Our recent camps have booked up incredibly fast, so we urge you to book the places you need as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment. This summer, we have some old favourites and exciting new additions:

🎨 Arts and Crafts
⚽ Bubble Football
🤿 Scuba Diving
🔬 Silly Science
🍳 Wild Cooking
🎭 Drama
🏋️‍♂️ Football Training
🎵 Music
🎪 Circus Skills
🕹️ VR Space
🥋 Martial Arts Workshop
🧗 Climbing Wall
...and so much more!

Our dedicated team of Group Leaders will tailor the programme to suit the campers, ensuring your children are entertained and sent home happy and tired.

We cannot wait to see you all in a few weeks’ time!

For more information, contact us at holidaycamps@slcuk.com.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool #SummerCamp
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🌟 East Kent Schools Together STEM Day! 🌟

On 6th June, eight 2nd Form scholars and DT enthusiasts visited Kent College for a thrilling STEM event with Airdat, a top aviation tech company. Led by Mrs Kirsten Parker, our students tackled challenges on reducing aviation’s environmental impact and enhancing airport security. Their creative solutions included VR, biometrics, AI, and green energy.

Read the full story on our website.

Mrs Parker praised their impressive ideas and intellectual confidence. Huge thanks to Kent College and Airdat for an inspiring day! 🚀🌿✈️

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #STEM #AviationTech
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We are thrilled to invite you to a private viewing of the incredible work created by our A Level and GCSE Art, Photography and Design Technology students over the past year. Please join us for drinks and nibbles as we celebrate their achievements at our annual exhibition.

Date: Thursday, 27th June
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Canon Perfect Centre, St Lawrence College

The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of projects and we promise a truly wonderful display of talent and creativity. Please feel free to extend this invitation to friends and family.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Best wishes,
Kirsten and Nicky

Heads of Design Technology and Art #art #photography #design
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🌟 Life in Year 7 🌟

We`re excited to unveil our latest video tour! Discover what life is like in Year 7 at St Lawrence College: https://bit.ly/SLCYear7

You can also try out our immersive 360 tour, where you can virtually tour our award-winning school from anywhere in the world: https://bit.ly/SLC360tour

But, to truly appreciate St Lawrence College, do come see us in person! We`d love to show you around. Schedule your personal tour or taster day by emailing our Admissions Team on admissions@slcuk.com, calling 01843 808080 or by visiting our website https://www.slcuk.com/admissions/open-days/.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingandDay #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #Year7 #Joinusin2024
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🎉🌞 Celebrating BSA National Boarding Week - Get outdoors for Summer Solstice! 🌞🎉

Today is the Summer Solstice, marking the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. What better way to enjoy it than on our leafy 80-acre site, just 5 minutes from the beach?

With a full activities programme, DofE, and CCF, our boarders are always on the go! Join us in celebrating the great outdoors and making the most of these sunny, extended days.

#stlawrencecollege #independentschool #boardingschool #bsanationalboardingweek #iloveboarding #summersolstice
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🎉🌞 Celebrating BSA National Boarding Week - Get outdoors for Summer Solstice! 🌞🎉

Today is the Summer Solstice, marking the longest day and shortest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. What better way to enjoy it than on our leafy 80-acre site, just 5 minutes from the beach?

With a full activities programme, DofE, and CCF, our boarders are always on the go! Join us in celebrating the great outdoors and making the most of these sunny, extended days. 

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool #BSANationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding #SummerSolstice

🎉 Celebrating BSA National Boarding Week with a fantastic Boarding House Quiz! 🎉

Our Junior Boarding House, Kirby House, home to boarders from age 7, came together for a fun-filled evening of brain-teasing questions and friendly competition. The quiz featured 21 questions, each from a different category, keeping everyone on their toes!

Congratulations to the group aptly named 'The Winners' for clinching the top spot! Your knowledge and teamwork truly shone through.

#NationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding #StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool
... See MoreSee Less

🎉 Celebrating BSA National Boarding Week with a fantastic Boarding House Quiz! 🎉

Our Junior Boarding House, Kirby House, home to boarders from age 7, came together for a fun-filled evening of brain-teasing questions and friendly competition. The quiz featured 21 questions, each from a different category, keeping everyone on their toes!

Congratulations to the group aptly named The Winners for clinching the top spot! Your knowledge and teamwork truly shone through.

#NationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding #StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool

🌟 National Boarding Week Sustainability Spotlight! 🌟

Today, as part of BSA National Boarding Week, we celebrate the continued efforts of our Year 6 Fastidious Food Fighters in reducing food waste at St Lawrence College.

In September, Algie, Jonny, Remi, and Reuben, supported by their teacher Mr James Marsh, formed the 'Fastidious Food Waste Fighters' to tackle food wastage. They implemented two key strategies in January:

✔ 🍽 Dishwasher-proof stickers for smaller portions.
✔🍴Scrape Away System for waste segregation.

Their initiative reduced food waste from 167kg to 100kg per week – a 40% reduction!

Look back to the news story here: bit.ly/3KLor19

#StLawrenceCollege #NationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding#FoodWasteReduction #Sustainability
... See MoreSee Less

🌟 National Boarding Week Sustainability Spotlight! 🌟

Today, as part of BSA National Boarding Week, we celebrate the continued efforts of our Year 6 Fastidious Food Fighters in reducing food waste at St Lawrence College.

In September, Algie, Jonny, Remi, and Reuben, supported by their teacher Mr James Marsh, formed the Fastidious Food Waste Fighters to tackle food wastage. They implemented two key strategies in January:

✔ 🍽 Dishwasher-proof stickers for smaller portions.
✔🍴Scrape Away System for waste segregation.

Their initiative reduced food waste from 167kg to 100kg per week – a 40% reduction!

Look back to the news story here: https://bit.ly/3KLor19

#StLawrenceCollege #NationalBoardingWeek #iloveboarding#FoodWasteReduction #Sustainability