About Us

St Lawrence College

Founded in 1879, St Lawrence College provides a first-class education for boys and girls from 3 to 18 years. Located on the Kent coast, within easy walking distance of the sea, we are a private school set in a safe, spacious campus housing boarding and day pupils from local, UK and international families.

We have approximately 625 pupils – 150 in the Pre-Prep and Prep School and 450 in the Senior School, of which 185 are boarders (boarding from 7 years of age).

We ensure pupils attain their personal best academically, whilst preparing them for life in a rapidly changing global society. Modern facilities combined with traditional values based on our Christian roots draw out the talents of each pupil.

Strong pastoral care, high quality teaching and a great emphasis on extra-curricular activity make this a very special community in which to live and learn.
Enjoy the website, which will give you a taste of school life; even better, visit us and meet our best asset – the pupils themselves!

Our Ethos

The happy atmosphere, the friendly familiarity that exists between staff and pupils, and the politeness that they see around them, always strikes visitors to the School.
Pupils thrive in an environment, which is friendly and calm yet disciplined and purposeful. We firmly believe that if young people feel secure, valued and properly guided, they will not only enjoy their schooldays but will fulfil their potential both in and out of the classroom.

The school remains true to its Christian foundations but recognises the needs of a community from many backgrounds. People with different worldviews are part of our family, bound together by mutual respect and recognition of the importance of faith and morality.

“The school is successful in providing opportunities for pupils of all abilities to gain academic success and develop their individual talents.”

ISI Inspection Report 2015
Join us for our Open Morning

We are hosting a Junior School Open Morning on Friday 1st October from 9:00am and a Senior School Open Morning on Saturday 2nd October at 10:00am. We are thrilled to be able to open our doors and allow families to visit us safely once again! Find out more more and book your spot below:

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