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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 day & boarding school.

Welcome From the Head of the College

 

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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

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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 admissions@slcuk.com
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This week it's #SixthFormTakeOver and so each day we will be sharing Q&A videos of our Prefects answering some of your burning questions about Sixth Form life here at St Lawrence College.

In this Q&A session with Grace and Phineas you can find out:
- The role of a Prefect
- What our Sixth Form pupils can you do in addition to their A Level subjects
- Grace and Phineas's favourite memory of Sixth Form so far

If you have any further questions, be sure to watch the rest of the #SixthFormTakeOver videos and email our Admissions Team via admissions@slcuk.com
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It's #NationalTreeDressingDay and our Prefects have been busy decorating the Christmas Trees across the college. It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here at St Lawrence College.🎄

#SixthFormTakeOver #ChristmasTrees #christmasiscoming
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This week it's #SixthFormTakeOver and so each day we will be sharing Q&A videos of our Prefects answering some of your burning questions about Sixth Form life here at St Lawrence College.

In this Q&A session with Jonah and Tishe, you can find out:
- Why are pupils decided to stay at St Lawrence for Sixth Form
- What subject options are on offer in Sixth Form
- How our pupils help new boarders settle in
- How Jonah and Tishe's teachers and friends would describe them

If you have any further questions, be sure to watch the rest of the #SixthFormTakeOver videos and email our Admissions Team via admissions@slcuk.com
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This week it's #SixthFormTakeOver and so each day we will be sharing Q&A videos, where our Prefects will be answering some of your burning questions about Sixth Form life here at St Lawrence College.

In this Q&A session with Mahesh and Sophie, you can find out:
- What social opportunities there are for Sixth Form pupils, and more specifically what social opportunities there are in the boarding house
- How big the class sizes are and the benefits of this
- How much responsibility Sixth Form pupils have

If you have any further questions, be sure to watch the rest of the #SixthFormTakeOver videos this week and email our Admissions Team via admissions@slcuk.com
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This week it's #SixthFormTakeOver and so each day we will be sharing Q&A videos, where our Prefects will be answering some of your burning questions about Sixth Form life here at St Lawrence College.

In this Q&A session with Elen and Felicity you can find out:
- What leadership opportunities are available to Sixth Form pupils
- How our pupils manage their self-study
- How has St Lawrence College prepared the pupils for the future

If you have any further questions, be sure to watch the rest of the #SixthFormTakeOver videos this week and email our Admissions Team via admissions@slcuk.com
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Well done to everyone who performed in our Michaelmas Term Concert last night.

It was fantastic to see the wide array of musical talent here at St Lawrence College. 🎵
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Next Wednesday, 30th November, it's 'Bear Week'! 🐻

This is a free 'stay and play' session for parents and preschool children. Enjoy refreshments while your child explores the Nursery and takes part in storytime, games and music with our wonderful Nursery staff.

Please note Wednesday 7th December will be our last Little Explorers event until the new year.

📞 Call us to book - 01834 572931
✉️ Email admissions for more information
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As part of Health and Wellbeing for PSHE, our female students in Fifth and Sixth Form attended a talk with Olivia Tassell, who is a student parent and a volunteer with the charity CoppaFeel!⠀

CoppaFeel focuses on breast cancer awareness in young people. Olivia was able to share her own experience and to emphasise the importance of knowing your own body and checking regularly for any signs or symptoms.⠀

Our male students in Fifth and Sixth Form received lessons from Movember, which focused specifically on men's health and wellbeing.⠀

#CoppaFeel! #Movember
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The Kirby production of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens, adapted by Richard Kidd and Connor McReynolds, will be performed on Tuesday 6th December, at 6.45pm in Taylor Hall. 🎄⠀

To book your tickets, please email collegeadmin@slcuk.com. ⠀
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Well done to all the pupils who performed at the Junior Teatime Concert last week. It was great to see so many parents there to cheer the children on. We are so proud of them all. 🎶

Here are a few snippets from the event. 🎹
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Join us at St Lawrence College Nursery for our Christmas Messy Play and Sensory Event on Friday 25th November at 10am-11.30am. 🎄

Kickstart the festive celebrations with your little ones at this creative and engaging Christmas event. Create gooey gingerbread slime, make sweet candy cane gloop, build your very own playdough reindeer and so much more!

This is a free 'stay and play' session for parents and children age 2-4.

We look forward to welcoming you with lots of Christmas cheer!

📞 Call us to book your place - 01843 572931
✉️ Email admissions to find out more information
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Being part of the St Lawrence College Network provides you with the professional and social benefits of belonging to the School community throughout your lifetime.⠀

On Thursday 10th November, 120 Old Lawrentians and their partners joined the Head of College, Barney Durrant, and his wife, Charlie, for a special black tie OL Dinner in the House of Commons. OLs of all ages enjoyed meeting with friends for drinks before sitting down for an excellent three-course dinner.⠀

View photos and read more about it on our website - www.slcuk.com/news ⠀
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Thank you to everyone who attended our dinosaur toddler session last Wednesday. It was so lovely to see so many new faces. 🦕

Tomorrow it's pirate week... Arrrrr! 🦜

This is a free 'stay and play' session for parents and preschool children. Enjoy refreshments while your child explores the Nursery and takes part in storytime, games and music with our wonderful Nursery staff.

We will be revealing a new theme each week, so join us every Wednesday from 2pm.

📞 Call us to book your place - 01834 572931⠀
✉️ Email admissions for more information
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Which House will be victorious... 🎭

This week our pupils have been working hard in rehearsals to prepare for tonight's House Drama competition. The theme this year is friendship and each House is required to perform a 15 minute piece.

Thank you to Emily, who took this photo during Bellerby's dress rehearsal.

Good luck everyone!

#Competition #drama #friendship
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Today St Lawrence College will join the nation in remembrance, taking part in the #TwoMinuteSilence to honour those who sacrificed their lives and served our country. 🌹

#LestWeForget #WeWillRememberThem
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Little Explorers Toddler Group is back... and next Wednesday is dinosaur week! 🍃⠀

This is a free 'stay and play' session for parents and preschool children. Enjoy refreshments while your child explores the Nursery and takes part in storytime, games and music with our wonderful Nursery staff.⠀

We will be revealing a new theme each week, so join us every Wednesday from 2pm.

📞 Call us to book your place - 01834 572931⠀
✉️ Email admissions for more information ⠀

#toddlers #toddlergroup #Parents #ramsgate #stayandplay⠀
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Step into a day at St Lawrence College with Year 8 pupil Didi. 📹

Didi is in Kirby House, a girls’ and boys’ house for Year 7 and 8 pupils. Didi created this video to take you on a journey around St Lawrence College, showcasing what a typical day might look like.

Well done Didi for creating such an insightful video - a filmmaker in the making!
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Have you ever wondered what a normal day at school looks like?

Next week we will be sharing exclusive vlogs created by our pupils, showcasing 'a day in the life' at St Lawrence College.

Stay tuned... 🎥
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