St Lawrence College has an ever-increasing reputation for sporting success in both boys’ and girls’ sport. Our pupils achieve personal and team success both inside and outside of school. Our aim is to foster an ethos of sporting achievement as well as encourage the need for a healthy lifestyle beyond the school gates.
All major sports are played to a high standard and the school has an excellent record of fielding teams across many different sports, despite being a small school. We have a good tradition in both boys’ and girls’ hockey, with standards continuing to improve with the addition of more specialist staff. In recent years we have won National titles in 2017, 2018 and twice in 2020 which highlights the level that we play. All matches are either played on our artificial astroturf or our Olympic standard waterbased hockey pitch which has significantly increased the quality of performance. Our new sports structure allows hockey to be played across all three terms which includes indoor hockey, outdoor hockey, regular training, specialist training, pre-seasons, tours and post season development.
Rugby is the performance sport for boys in the Michaelmas term and we regularly field ten teams. We have a rugby programme that allows all boys to find a suitable level which could be either contact rugby or touch. We also have girls rugby training as part of our Activity programme which although is in its infancy, is growing and matches will be organised when able to field a team.
Netball is the performance sport in the Lent term for girls. We have eight outdoor hard courts and one indoor court. Like all major sports that we offer, we have training all three terms along with netball matches outside of the actual season which allows continual progression for all of our girls.
Cricket is the main summer sport for both boys and girls. Head of Cricket and ex England cricketer Geraint Jones has made a big difference not only to the skill level of the pupils but also with their psychological approach to the game. To give you an insight of our strength, our U15 girls finished 4th in the country in the National Finals in 2023 and our 1st XI regularly reach the latter stages of the National Competition. Other summer sports include tennis, swimming and athletics where we regularly compete in competitions and regular fixtures. Girls’ tennis has long been established as one of the school’s real strengths and this continues to flourish under the expert guidance of staff.
The wide range of sports on offer continues to improve in standard, most notably squash, golf, badminton, and basketball.
The enjoyment of sport that is fostered at school continues beyond St Lawrence College and it is pleasing to see the numbers of Old Lawrentians returning to play against the school 1st teams on an annual basis.
We are determined to build on our strong foundation of sporting success and keep as many pupils as possible representing their school in as many sports as possible. Sport will always remain a vital part of education and every effort is made to retain the depth, variety and improving excellence of sports on offer. To read more about the excellent standard and variety of sports available, please select the relevant pages which highlights the level that we play.