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

Your success is our goal. Come and visit our state-of-the-art facilities at our upcoming Senior School Open Day on 10th June 2023. To book your place email

#art #photography #SLC

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Good luck to the 1st XI Cricket Team who are playing The Canterbury Academy tomorrow in the Quarter-Final of the South East T20 Draw as part of the National Cup.

#slc #Sport #Cricket

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At St Lawrence College it is our aim to develop an appreciation for music across a range of genres and styles. Pupils get to regularly experience the joy of performing in regular concerts and events held at the school. Why not come and see our music facilities at our upcoming open day, email to book your place.

#music #independent #independentschool #slc

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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. Come and see for yourself our small class sizes and `Excellent` teaching. Email to book your place.

#SLC #academic #Independentschools

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Good luck! GCSE and A Level public examinations begin today. We wish all our students the very best of luck. Stay calm, read the questions carefully and apply all the knowledge you have built up over your time @slcukofficial. #exams ...

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St Lawrence College joins the nation in celebrating Their Majesties’ Coronation


Image courtesy of Chris Jackson

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Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating today.

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Good luck to the 1st XI Cricket team who play their opening game this afternoon in a pre-season match against @the_canterbury_academy_trust

All spectators are welcome to come and support the boys.

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Wishing everyone at St Lawrence a very happy Easter!


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St Lawrence wishes good luck to Old Lawrentian Gareth Birchley (Newlands Deacon, 2003) who is not only running the London Marathon but also attempting to raise £100,000 for @motor_neurone_disease_uk

Wondering how you can help Gareth raise his target? Head over or share this post!

#goodluck #londonmarathon

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Still undecided about September 2023? Why not book one of our open days?

Email -
Call - 01843 572912

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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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