Field trips and expeditions are offered throughout the year and are well-supported by pupils and parents.

Annual day trips include Art Department visits to London galleries, a Year 7 French trip to Calais, GCSE History Field Trip to the Somme, and many other local field trips including frequent trips to London to enjoy the theatre or a musical.

Senior school pupils are given wonderful opportunities to travel the world and experience different cultures. In recent years, trips have been undertaken to South Africa, Iceland (Geography), CERN in Switzerland (Physics) and Tuscany (Music) as well as skiing in France and America.



We place great importance on the values of service and citizenship, good leadership, self-knowledge, independence and consideration for those around us.

There is more to education than just exam results and we aim to develop pupils’ wider skills through our extensive range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The School has a full extra-curricular activities programme on Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the Senior School (Years 9-13) and on Saturday mornings in Kirby House (Years 7 & 8). The activities are run in addition to a full Games and PE programme. We try to ensure a balance of adventurous and creative options, which may include the following:

Puzzle Club, Chess, Choir, Community Service, CCF, Dance, Duke of Edinburgh award, Life Saving, Marksmanship, Orchestra, Young Enterprise, Yoga, Film Club, Art, Archery, Climbing, DT Club, Musical Theatre, Golf, Squash, Fencing, Photoshop, Fitness, Science Club, Horse Riding, Table Tennis, Basketball.

The above are just a selection of the activities available. The activities will vary according to the time of year. The School Play, House Plays and the House Singing Competition involve many pupils, while the musically gifted may also attend Choir and Band. We aim to provide something for everyone to enjoy and encourage our pupils to acquire new skills.

Combined Cadet Force

Combined Cadet Force

St Lawrence College Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is committed to providing enjoyable, challenging and rewarding training for young people. The purpose of this training is to encourage and nurture the wide reaching set of group and personal development skills needed for these young people to be future leaders in their chosen professions and to stimulate an interest in a career as an officer in the Services.

The CCF is a tri-Service military cadet organisation based in schools and colleges throughout the UK. The CCF receives assistance and support for its training programme from the Forces, but the bulk of adult support is provided by members of school staff who are responsible for the conduct of cadet activities. CCF officers wear uniform but they are not part of the Armed Forces and carry no liability for service or compulsory training.

The role of the CCF is to help boys and girls to develop powers of leadership through training, which promotes qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a sense of service to the community.

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DofE) is nationally recognised and is a most sought-after non-academic qualification with UK universities and employers.
It consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold, and within each level there are four component parts: Skill, Volunteering, Physical and Expeditions. A fifth Residential component is included at Gold level only.

Participants on the scheme will need to show commitment and determination to organise their activities. However, with the wealth of activities on offer at St Lawrence, it may be possible to do most components within the school.

Expeditions are organised by our own qualified staff and gives participants the opportunity to visit and walk in different areas of Britain’s stunning and varied countryside. The skills covered on these expeditions should remain of use to pupils throughout their life.

For more information about the DofE, go to

Activities Programme Brochure

Pupils achieve considerable success in a wide range of activities through their active engagement with the varied extra-curricular programme.

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