Welcome To Prep (age 7-11)

Welcome From the Head of the Junior School

I hope you find this website an informative and welcoming first glance at our school.

Children are happiest when their school work excites them, when they are recognised for their achievements and supported if needed, when they feel safe, and when they have time to play. At St Lawrence College we take great care to support each child, nurturing them to reach their potential in all aspects of school life as they move through Pre-Prep and into Prep and beyond.

With spacious grounds, wonderful resources and a dedicated staff team we leave no stone unturned to find out what motivates your child, offering them an innovative range of lessons and experiences.

We have high expectations and encourage children to persevere to gain success; we are rewarded with children achieving great things academically, in sports and in the arts. We prepare each child for academic entrance to our Senior School or for the Kent Test, ensuring the very best outcome for your child.

I do hope that you will come and visit us.

Ellen Rowe, BA (Hons), PGCE, IAPS

The Prep department has high expectations in each classroom, with the teachers’ innovative and exciting teaching style rewarded with enthusiastic and motivated learners. Lessons and an extensive enrichment programme prepares our pupils to relish future challenges, change and opportunities.

Beyond the curriculum, we encourage our pupils to take on responsibility and they thrive on Leadership opportunities. From being a School Council Rep to Year 6 Ambassador to captaining a sports or quiz team. The confidence of each pupil is nurtured through each experience

We teach the children how to develop a growth mindset, which gives them the power of resilience, proven to be key to future life success.


Students smiling

“Pupils’ attitudes and approach to learning are outstanding.”

Junior School 'Excellent in all areas' ISI Report - 2023