Agent Newsletter – March 2024

I am delighted to bring you the latest news from St Lawrence College.

Our Thriving Boarding Community

Our bustling boarding community, housing 180 boarders from age 7 to age 18, buzzes with activity! In February, House Singing and Battle of the Bands events saw spirited competition, with our Senior Girls Boarding House, Bellerby, clinching victory in the latter and Kirby House coming a very close second. Meanwhile, our Year 5 Prep students embarked on an enchanting trip to the Harry Potter Studios in London.

All Senior School pupils attend school on Saturday

A wide range of evening and weekend activities is provided for boarders and additional events and fun trips are organised. Exeat weekends are optional. During the recent March exeat, we hosted a thrilling Laser Tag event at the College, drawing enthusiastic participation from our boarders and leaving only a few minor bruises.

Medical Centre

On the subject of bruises, we know that normal scrapes and illnesses are part of life in a boarding school, and here at St Lawrence we have a round the clock Medical Centre, with a staff of five nurses to look after us all. If children are ill, they are well looked after in our Medical Centre wing. Read more here.

Our Sports Excellence Programme

Our Sports Excellence programme, led by international calibre players and coaches, is delivering county and national level success in hockey, rugby, netball and cricket. Our U18 and U16 boys are part way through the biggest Rugby 7s tournament in the world at Rosslyn Park in London and our U15 boys are playing in the final of the ISHC Plate. In the month in which we celebrated International Women’s Day, our girls have seen considerable success in hockey with the U16 team reaching the Tier 2 National Hockey Final. They displayed remarkable resilience, rallying from a 2-0 halftime deficit to draw the game 2-2 before ultimately falling short in a shootout. Despite the outcome, their performance throughout the tournament was nothing short of amazing, showcasing their unwavering determination and unity on the field. Follow the girls’ journey here.

Exciting Sixth Form Academics

Last week, during British Science Week, our Sixth Form students took part in ‘Post Mortem Live‘ during which students dissected real organs, delved into forensic science, and engaged in real-world scenarios. An unforgettable blend of education and entertainment! Over in Economics, we are particularly proud of our 14 Lower Sixth Form Economics A-Level students who have achieved an exceptional 80% shortlisting in the Northeastern University economics essay competition, the subject of which was ‘Does the expanding gig economy contribute positively to sustainable economic growth?’.

Treading the Boards

Under the watchful gaze of Dr Jon Williams, Director of Music, and supported by Amy Ross, Head of Performance Drama, our 500-seat theatre is buzzing with rehearsals for the musical “Oliver!” as we eagerly anticipate the upcoming performances, culminating in the parent show on Saturday 23rd March. With a cast and technical crew of over 50 children and all music performed in-house, I am really looking forward to seeing the show.

Admissions Opportunities
We are currently recruiting for September 2024 entry and continue to welcome long-term applications into all year groups but places are filling fast. Space is more limited for one to two term enrolments, so do please get in touch so that we can advise on availability for September, January or April starts. Please contact the Admissions Team on if you have any potential clients as we would be delighted to help.

Best wishes,

Jo Ganderton-Smith
Director of External Relations