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

St Lawrence is an award-winning co-educational school for boarding and day pupils aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on nurturing young minds, fostering creativity, and instilling a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and vibrant community create an environment where pupils thrive academically, socially, and personally. 🏫💡

From our rich history to our innovative curriculum, every aspect of life at St Lawrence is designed to inspire success and unlock the potential within each child. 🚀
Whether it`s through rigorous academics, enriching extracurriculars, or meaningful connections with peers and mentors, our students are empowered to chase their dreams and make a difference in the world. 🌍💫

Join us for our Senior School Tours Morning to discover why St Lawrence College is more than just a school—it`s a transformative experience that prepares pupils for success at school and beyond. 💼📚

Book your place on our website.

#StLawrenceCollege #LeadersInEducation #BoardingSchoolExcellence #DiscoverYourPotential #OpenDay #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool
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Despite the light rain, the excitement was high at St Lawrence College`s annual Tug of War event on Chapel Green last week! Pupils from Years 9 to 12 showcased incredible strength and teamwork.

Congratulations to the Bellerby House girls and Deacon House boys for their victories and special thanks to Mr Seth Simmons, Director of Sport, for organising the day.

Red the full news story on our website.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #tugofwar
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🌟 Celebrating Excellence in Education! 🌟

St Lawrence College is thrilled to announce that Mr Michael Thompson has been honoured with two prestigious awards at the 2024 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards!

Out of 1,800 nominations, Mr Thompson stood out as a beacon of dedication and excellence. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thanet District Maths Teacher of the Year Award.

Mr Thompson’s innovative teaching methods and profound commitment to his students have made a significant impact over his 50+ years in education. From transforming complex mathematical concepts into works of art to his unwavering enthusiasm, he continues to inspire both students and colleagues.

Congratulations, Mr Thompson! Your legacy at St Lawrence College and beyond is truly remarkable.

Read the full story on our website.

#KentTeacherOfTheYear #StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #Boardingschool #iloveboarding #EducationExcellence #LifetimeAchievement
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Our 40 Year 10 IGCSE pupils completed their coastal geography field trip yesterday, preparing them for their IGCSE Geography coursework, enhancing their understanding of coastal processes, and introducing them to the fieldwork investigation process.

During the field trip they worked at Ramsgate Main Sands, Dumpton and Western Undercliff. The day included a variety of hands-on activities that provided the pupils with primary field data and consolidate their classroom learning.

Many thanks to Mr Tim Jameson, Head of Geography, and the Geography Department.

Read the full story here on our website.

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St Lawrence is an award-winning co-educational school for boarding and day pupils aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on nurturing young minds, fostering creativity, and instilling a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and vibrant community create an environment where pupils thrive academically, socially, and personally. 🏫💡

From our rich history to our innovative curriculum, every aspect of life at St Lawrence is designed to inspire success and unlock the potential within each child. 🚀
Whether it`s through rigorous academics, enriching extracurriculars, or meaningful connections with peers and mentors, our students are empowered to chase their dreams and make a difference in the world. 🌍💫

Join us for our Senior School Tours Morning to discover why St Lawrence College is more than just a school—it`s a transformative experience that prepares pupils for success at school and beyond. 💼📚

Book your place on our website.

#StLawrenceCollege #LeadersInEducation #BoardingSchoolExcellence #DiscoverYourPotential #OpenDay #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool
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🐝🌍 Happy World Bee Day 2024! 🌍🐝

Today, we celebrate the essential role of bees in our environment and food security. As Mr Oliver Cackett of St Lawrence College says:

"Beekeeping at St Lawrence College allows pupils to try something totally different, enhances biodiversity awareness, and supports local ecosystems. It provides hands-on learning about biology, agriculture, and sustainability, while promoting conservation efforts."

Join us in protecting bees from threats like pesticides, diseases, and climate change. Together, we can ensure a thriving future for bees and ourselves.

#StLawenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #WorldBeeDay
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🐝🌟 Exciting News! 🌟🐝

Introducing our new beekeeping programme at St Lawrence College! Led by Mr Oliver Cackett, we`re buzzing with excitement to educate, support biodiversity, and provide hands-on learning for our pupils. Our first swarm of bees have arrived as part of rewilding our Newlands playing fields. 🍯🌸

Read more on our website.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #Beekeeping #Rewilding
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St Lawrence is an award-winning co-educational school for boarding and day pupils aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on nurturing young minds, fostering creativity, and instilling a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and vibrant community create an environment where pupils thrive academically, socially, and personally. 🏫💡

From our rich history to our innovative curriculum, every aspect of life at St Lawrence is designed to inspire success and unlock the potential within each child. 🚀
Whether it's through rigorous academics, enriching extracurriculars, or meaningful connections with peers and mentors, our students are empowered to chase their dreams and make a difference in the world. 🌍💫

Join us for our Senior School Tours Morning to discover why St Lawrence College is more than just a school—it's a transformative experience that prepares pupils for success at school and beyond. 💼📚

Book your place here - rpb.li/jQcq

#StLawrenceCollege #LeadersInEducation #BoardingSchoolExcellence #DiscoverYourPotential #OpenDay #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool
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St Lawrence is an award-winning co-educational school for boarding and day pupils aged 3-18.  We pride ourselves on nurturing young minds, fostering creativity, and instilling a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and vibrant community create an environment where pupils thrive academically, socially, and personally. 🏫💡

From our rich history to our innovative curriculum, every aspect of life at St Lawrence is designed to inspire success and unlock the potential within each child. 🚀 
Whether its through rigorous academics, enriching extracurriculars, or meaningful connections with peers and mentors, our students are empowered to chase their dreams and make a difference in the world. 🌍💫

Join us for our Senior School Tours Morning to discover why St Lawrence College is more than just a school—its a transformative experience that prepares pupils for success at school and beyond. 💼📚 

Book your place here - https://rpb.li/jQcq

#StLawrenceCollege #LeadersInEducation #BoardingSchoolExcellence #DiscoverYourPotential #OpenDay #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool

Despite the light rain, the excitement was high at St Lawrence College's annual Tug of War event on Chapel Green last week! Pupils from Years 9 to 12 showcased incredible strength and teamwork.

Congratulations to the Bellerby House girls and Deacon House boys for their victories and special thanks to Mr Seth Simmons, Director of Sport, for organising the day.

Red the full news story here: rpb.li/PzN4H

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #tugofwar
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Despite the light rain, the excitement was high at St Lawrence Colleges annual Tug of War event on Chapel Green last week! Pupils from Years 9 to 12 showcased incredible strength and teamwork. 

Congratulations to the Bellerby House girls and Deacon House boys for their victories and special thanks to Mr Seth Simmons, Director of Sport, for organising the day. 

Red the full news story here: https://rpb.li/PzN4H

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #tugofwar

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🌟 Celebrating Excellence in Education! 🌟

St Lawrence College is thrilled to announce that Mr Michael Thompson has been honoured with two prestigious awards at the 2024 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards!

Out of 1,800 nominations, Mr Thompson stood out as a beacon of dedication and excellence. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thanet District Maths Teacher of the Year Award.

Mr Thompson’s innovative teaching methods and profound commitment to his students have made a significant impact over his 50+ years in education. From transforming complex mathematical concepts into works of art to his unwavering enthusiasm, he continues to inspire both students and colleagues.

Congratulations, Mr Thompson! Your legacy at St Lawrence College and beyond is truly remarkable.

Read the full story here rpb.li/us791C

#KentTeacherOfTheYear #StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #Boardingschool #iloveboarding #EducationExcellence #LifetimeAchievement
... See MoreSee Less

🌟 Celebrating Excellence in Education! 🌟

St Lawrence College is thrilled to announce that Mr Michael Thompson has been honoured with two prestigious awards at the 2024 Kent Teacher of the Year Awards! 

Out of 1,800 nominations, Mr Thompson stood out as a beacon of dedication and excellence. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Thanet District Maths Teacher of the Year Award.

Mr Thompson’s innovative teaching methods and profound commitment to his students have made a significant impact over his 50+ years in education. From transforming complex mathematical concepts into works of art to his unwavering enthusiasm, he continues to inspire both students and colleagues.

Congratulations, Mr Thompson! Your legacy at St Lawrence College and beyond is truly remarkable.

Read the full story here https://rpb.li/us791C

#KentTeacherOfTheYear #StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #Boardingschool #iloveboarding #EducationExcellence #LifetimeAchievement

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What an absolute legend he is. Congratulations Mike. 🎉🥳

Sincere congratulations, Michael. Well deserved. Keep going and you will catch up with me! I miss our friendship. (I am still teaching, by the way!!! 😂)

I had the privilege of sitting at the same table as Mr Thompson at the awards ceremony - an inspiration 👏🏻

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