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

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Congratulations to the SLC Community Choir for their wonderful singing our choral concert, which included Vivaldi's uplifting Gloria ...

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Earlier this week and after a long away trip down to Seaford College our Boy’s 1st XI hockey side put in a determined team performance to clinch a narrow victory in the ISHC plate competition.

#schoolsport #teamwork #determination #independentschool #slcsport #stlawrencecollege #hockey #awaydays #teamsport #englishboardingschool #boardingschool #boardingschoolsports #englandhockey #ishc #reels

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Looking forward to our Senior School Production of Romeo & Juliet. Tickets still available! ...

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Music in the Coffee Shop has been a popular feature of Arts Fortnight.
Well done and thank you to the talented musicians who have taken part and the dedicated staff who have supported them. #sunshineonarainyday

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Fantastic to have @fortitudegoaliesuk in yesterday to support our @slcukofficial goalkeepers during their activities programme session.

Always keep your eye on the ball!

#StLawrenceCollege #Boardingschool #Sport #Hockey #Goalkeeping #Development #Fun #Engagement

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In light of recent news regarding the worrying statistic that 1 in 3 children can't swim when leaving primary school, we are fortunate that this isn't the case for our juniors! Read the full article here- ...

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Happy Chinese New Year from everyone at St Lawrence College 🐰⠀

#chinesenewyear #yearoftherabbit

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The dates for our upcoming Open Days can be found below and places are now available to book on our website -

We look forward to welcoming you to our school!

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Happy New Year from everyone at St Lawrence College.

#happyNewYear2023 #NewYear #2023

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Wishing everyone in the St Lawrence College community and beyond, a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.


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The Michaelmas Term has come to a close, finished off beautifully with our Festival of Carol’s and Lessons, held in the Chapel.

Enjoy highlights from the Carol Service here. 🎄

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Poppy is our #artistofthemonth

Poppy’s outstanding A Level coursework explores themes of life, death and decay, with a particular focus on the unexpected beauty to be found in the dereliction of buildings and urban landscapes. She has developed her project by looking at artists who take the urban environment and social justice issues as their subject matter, and applied these ideas to a project that focuses on the urban decay in Margate. These works grapple with complex ideas and have been executed with an amazing array of well thought out techniques, including collage, paint and print making. Amazing work Poppy!

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The UK’s best schools for cricket have been revealed in The Cricketer’s Schools Guide 2023.

This year’s guide features the top 100 senior, top 50 prep/junior and top 20 all-girls schools for cricket in a bumper 156-page supplement.

St Lawrence College have been placed in the ‘Top 100 Cricket Schools in the UK’ in this prestigious guide for the third year running.

Read more about it on our website -

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Join us in the new year for our Junior Development Cricket Event. 🏏

This event will take place Saturday 7th January and is for children age 10-13 years old.

Come along to a training session with cricket professionals, Mr Simmons and Mr Jones, take part in an open discussion and receive top tips from them both.

Email Mr Simmons to sign up today -

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This week it's #SixthFormTakeOver, so each day we have shared Q&A videos, where our Prefects have answered some of your burning questions about Sixth Form life here at St Lawrence College.

In our last Q&A session, with Nora and Romiya you can find out:
- How St Lawrence College supports pupils with University and College applications
- The differences between being in Year 11 and moving into the Sixth Form
- The differences for boarders once they move up to Sixth Form

If you have any further questions, be sure to watch the rest of the #SixthFormTakeOver videos and email our Admissions Team via

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