Drone shot of the school

Welcome to Senior School (age 11-18)

St Lawrence College has a rich history and a reputation for excellence. The genuine feeling of community is tangible and there is no doubt that the Christian values, boarding ethos, all-through nature of the school and focus on the individual contribute to a feeling of care and compassion that permeates every corner of the campus. It is my honour and privilege to be leading such an outstanding school.

Our aim is to ensure that every individual achieves their potential and this is most clearly illustrated in our excellent Value Added academic results. A combination of dedicated teachers, a broad and challenging curriculum, strong work ethic and focus on core educational skills combine to provide a stimulating, inspiring and purposeful learning experience for our pupils. All of this is underpinned by High Performance Learning; an understanding that intelligence is not fixed and that high performance in education is achievable by all. We are proud to have been one of only 14 schools globally to have been granted the status of a World Class High Performance Learning School.

This belief in the potential of every child is also seen through our pastoral provision. Our dedicated team of Housemasters and Housemistresses provide excellent pastoral and academic support to the pupils in their care. The link between positive mental health and academic success is well publicised and it is our House Pastoral Teams who ensure that each pupilโ€™s wellbeing is maximised to allow them to fully engage and succeed in all areas of school life. The central role of the Chaplain and strong Christian ethos also ensures that our pupils develop an understanding of tolerance, diversity, faith and forgiveness.

St Lawrence has a long history of sporting excellence, with three OLs representing Great Britain in the 1908 Olympic Games and our first hockey international being capped in 1920! The College still boasts an exceptional team of coaches who have helped a number of our teams to win National Championships and our pupils to gain International Honours. However, it is not just sporting excellence that is prized as we aim to provide our pupils with a genuinely holistic education. Children should be exposed to a raft of opportunities and experiences to find their forte, whether this is in the creative arts, charity and service activities or the CCF. The leadership opportunities and understanding of self, community and teamwork that comes from a broad ranging extracurricular programme are essential to developing global citizens who are outward facing, confident, emotionally intelligent and equipped with the skills to lead in the 21st century marketplace.

Whilst we have historic buildings and state of the art facilities, our best asset is our pupils and I would encourage you to visit the school to experience the warmth, sense of purpose and energy that characterises our school day.

Barney Durrant MA
Head of College

Pupils display notably strong levels of confidence and resilience as individuals and hold ambitions and aspirations.

ISI Inspection 2022

St Lawrence is an award-winning co-educational school for boarding and day pupils aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on nurturing young minds, fostering creativity, and instilling a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and vibrant community ...create an environment where pupils thrive academically, socially, and personally. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ก

From our rich history to our innovative curriculum, every aspect of life at St Lawrence is designed to inspire success and unlock the potential within each child. ๐Ÿš€

Whether it's through rigorous academics, enriching extracurriculars, or meaningful connections with peers and mentors, our students are empowered to chase their dreams and make a difference in the world. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ

Join us for our Open Week to discover why St Lawrence College is more than just a schoolโ€”it's a transformative experience that prepares pupils for success at school and beyond. ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ“š

Book your place on our website.

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St Lawrence is an award-winning co-educational school for boarding and day pupils aged 3-18. We pride ourselves on nurturing young minds, fostering creativity, and instilling a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime. Our dedicated teachers, state-of-the-art facilities, and vibrant community ...create an environment where pupils thrive academically, socially, and personally. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ’ก

From our rich history to our innovative curriculum, every aspect of life at St Lawrence is designed to inspire success and unlock the potential within each child. ๐Ÿš€

Whether it's through rigorous academics, enriching extracurriculars, or meaningful connections with peers and mentors, our students are empowered to chase their dreams and make a difference in the world. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ซ

Join us for our Open Week to discover why St Lawrence College is more than just a schoolโ€”it's a transformative experience that prepares pupils for success at school and beyond. ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ“š

Book your place here - https://rpb.li/jQcq

#StLawrenceCollege #LeadersInEducation #BoardingSchoolExcellence #DiscoverYourPotential #OpenDay #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool

St Lawrence College is proud to announce its place on the prestigious shortlist for the Independent School of the Year Awards 2024 for not one but two awards:

Independent Prep School of the Year

Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement

This yearโ€™s awards ...saw a record number of entries, making the achievement even more significant for St Lawrence.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool #Shortlist #Awards #ISOTY

St Lawrence College is proud to announce its place on the prestigious shortlist for the Independent School of the Year Awards 2024 for not one but two awards:

Independent Prep School of the Year

Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement

This yearโ€™s awards ...saw a record number of entries, making the achievement even more significant for St Lawrence.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #PrepSchool #Shortlist #Awards #ISOTY

๐Ÿ… ๐ŸŒŸ On Wednesday, Barney Durrant, our Head of College, presented medals and certificates at the National Prep Schools Athletics Competition. Huge congratulations to Miller for running an amazing U13 girls 800m race, finishing 5th and improving her PB by 6 seconds - a fantastic achievement! ...

Barney is pictured here alongside Katherine Merry, bronze medallist in the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the fastest woman in the world over 400m in 2001, Old Lawrentian Chris Kirwin and National Organiser David Aldred at Birminghamโ€™s Alexander Stadium.

Congratulations to all the athletes who took part.

#StLawrenceCollege #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #Athletics

๐Ÿ… ๐ŸŒŸ On Wednesday, Barney Durrant, our Head of College, presented medals and certificates at the National Prep Schools Athletics Competition. Huge congratulations to Miller for running an amazing U13 girls 800m race, finishing 5th and improving her PB by 6 seconds - a fantastic achievement! ...

Barney is pictured here alongside Katherine Merry, bronze medallist in the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the fastest woman in the world over 400m in 2001, Old Lawrentian Chris Kirwin and National Organiser David Aldred at Birminghamโ€™s Alexander Stadium.

Congratulations to all the athletes who took part.

#StLawrenceCollege #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding #Athletics

โœจ What an incredible adventure! Last week, seventy-two pupils from St Lawrence College's Year 9 to Year 12 participated in the exhilarating Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Summer Camp at St Martin Plain Camp near Folkestone.

Under the leadership of Major Nick Hill and supported by eight ...dedicated staff members, our cadets immersed themselves in a week of skill-building and camaraderie. They tackled everything from stand up paddle boarding and mountain biking (with some puncture repair lessons thrown in!) to field craft skills and rifle shooting. ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽฏ

Read the full story here: www.slcuk.com/2024/06/28/ccf-summer-camp-2024/

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #CCF #SummerCamp #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding

โœจ What an incredible adventure! Last week, seventy-two pupils from St Lawrence College's Year 9 to Year 12 participated in the exhilarating Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Summer Camp at St Martin Plain Camp near Folkestone.

Under the leadership of Major Nick Hill and supported by eight ...dedicated staff members, our cadets immersed themselves in a week of skill-building and camaraderie. They tackled everything from stand up paddle boarding and mountain biking (with some puncture repair lessons thrown in!) to field craft skills and rifle shooting. ๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽฏ

Read the full story on our website.

#StLawrenceCollege #IndependentSchool #CCF #SummerCamp #BoardingSchool #iloveboarding

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