Agent Newsletter – February 2024

In this first newsletter of 2024, I am delighted to bring you the latest news from St Lawrence College.

Sporting Triumph
We’re thrilled to announce that St Lawrence College is in the top 5% of the country’s sporting schools – a significant achievement for our dedicated athletes and our Games Department.

Best in the World Award – Outstanding Cambridge Learner for IGCSE English (As an Additional Language)
I’m delighted to announce a remarkable accomplishment within our student body that reflects the dedication to excellence and the supportive learning environment we foster. One of our pupils has just received an award for the highest mark in the world in the June 2023 Cambridge Examinations for IGCSE English as an Additional Language. We are committed to providing a nurturing environment that caters to the diverse needs of our international students. This success is a testament to the effectiveness of our EAL support, which ensures that every student can thrive academically and linguistically. Full details on this story will follow soon.

Podcast Highlights
Dive into three captivating episodes from the College! Meet Dr Jon Williams, our new Director of Music; explore the world of hockey with Maltese hockey pro Tom Degiovanni, our Director of Hockey and Elite Performance; and hear the inspiring story of Mali, one our current pupils in Year 10 who has just been named in the Wales U18 hockey squad. Additionally, enjoy an engaging conversation between our Head of Cricket, Geraint Jones MBE, and professional cricketer Kalea Moore, one of our recent alumni. Kalea was actually interviewed back in December whilst she was in Mumbai, playing for England Women against India Women.

Boarding Community Buzz
Our boarding community numbering 180 boarders is buzzing with energy! Recent trips include taking over 120 to the capital’s London Dungeon and Sea Life Centre, have added exciting memories. We have also launched a Junior Boarding Blog on our website, do scroll down the newsletter for their recent updates. There are also more exciting times ahead! Year 11 is gearing up for a trip to Science Live! in London on Monday, Year 5 is set for a magical visit to the Harry Potter studios mid-March, and we’re eagerly anticipating our annual ski trip and Geography expedition to Iceland. Back at College, we are looking forward to House Singing and Battle of the Bands next week and our 500-seat theatre has been taken over with rehearsals for the musical Oliver! with performances on 21st-23rd March.

Admissions Opportunities
St Lawrence College is actively recruiting students year-round. We continue to welcome both long and short-termers from around the globe. For 2024 entry, we currently have capacity across all year groups but places are filling fast. Please contact the Admissions Team on admissions@slcuk.com if you have any potential clients as we would be delighted to help.

Chinese New Year 2024May I take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Chinese New Year as we approach the Year of the Dragon. Your continued support is invaluable as we shape the future of education at St Lawrence College, thank you.

Best wishes,

Jo Ganderton-Smith
Director of External Relations

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