Fundraising Priorities

Unrestricted gifts to the School are the most desirable and helpful to St Lawrence College. When you donate, you will be giving Governors the ability to direct your gift to areas where they are needed most urgently.

However you can also support specific projects within the following priority areas:

Fundraising Priorities

Bursaries & Scholarships

There are two critical ages at which a child’s life chances can be transformed: aged 11 when they go to secondary school and aged 16 when they decide if they can go to University.


Our bursary programme is aimed at helping local children who currently experience significant social and educational disadvantages when they do not pass the 11+. At some local schools only 11% of pupils go on to achieve five GCSEs with grades A*-C. Many are, in effect, being written off at a very young age.

We want to raise the sights and ambitions of these children who have failed the 11+ by offering support that may be unavailable within their own school.

Our aspiration is to provide bursaries so that we can give pupils stability through our pastoral care, the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential thanks to superb teaching, and the chance to immerse themselves into new sports, arts and cultural activities.


St Lawrence College also aims to attract students with great intellectual, sporting, musical or artistic talent from Kent, the UK and from overseas. Your support for scholarships will enable this to happen, as well as give pupils who have achieved 5 GCSEs from areas of deprivation the chance to join our sixth form and get a place at university.

Inspirational Teaching and Learning

Children can only reach their potential by being taught by, and learning from, the best. Your support will help us to:

  • attract and retain the best teachers in all subjects
  • enable pupils to attend extra-curricular educational trips and activities e.g. participation in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
  • provide additional specialist coaching e.g. for those who playing sport, music or the performing arts.

Buildings and Equipment

Children who have access to the best facilities and equipment will progress more quickly and perform with greater confidence and maturity.

Your support will ensure that the School’s core physical resources are of the highest levels - now and in the future.

This could include:-

Coloured T20 cricket kit for one team £1000

Movable floodlights for rugby and netball £1,200 each

Cricket sight screens (x2) £2,000

Cricket cage £2,500

Video screen tower for hockey £3,000

Bowling machine with video screen £6,000

Eight cage cricket nets £120,000

Sports Pavilion £1,000,000