St Lawrence College

St Lawrence College is a High Performance Learning World Class School in Kent and one of the initial 14 founding schools globally to achieve this accolade.

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    St Lawrence College

    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.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Christian

    Roll: 302 Boys / / 265 Girls

    Age Range: 3-18 Years

    Founded: 1879

    Location Description

    St Lawrence College is located in Ramsgate, within easy walking distance of the sea and town, the school is set in a safe, spacious campus of 45 acres.


    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Head of College: Mr Barney Durrant

    College Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 7AE

    Tel: General Enquiries: +44 (0)1843 808080 Admissions: +44 (0)1843 572931



    Cutting-edge facilities and state-of-the-art architecture exist happily alongside the more traditional and very fine late nineteenth century buildings.

    Facilities include a Historic Dining Hall, Chapel, Library and newly opened Specialist Science, Art and Design Technology Centre.

    Music, drama and the arts flourish, enhanced by the school’s 500-seat theatre, and there are many opportunities for pupils to perform. All pupils benefit from an extensive activities programme which includes the Combined Cadet Force and a thriving Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, as well as chess, archery, golf, fencing, football, sailing, horse riding and swimming.

    Sporting facilities are exceptional with a water-based Astro Pitch; Heated Indoor Swimming Pool; Floodlit Astroturfs; Tennis, Netball, Basketball, Badminton and Squash Courts, Cricket Pitches and Nets, Rugby and Football Pitches, Grass Athletics Track. The large Sports Complex houses a Fitness Centre, Dance Studio and Indoor Climbing Wall and facilities for Indoor Hockey and Trampolining.

    In recent years, a massive programme of investment has created some truly remarkable facilities for boarders, and all rooms are en-suite. A wide range of evening and weekend activities is provided for boarders and additional events and fun day trips are organised. Exeat weekends are optional.

    St Lawrence welcomes pupils from all around the world. Around 30% of the student population comes from outside the UK, including those from Europe, Africa and Asia, making around 30 different nationalities in total. Overseas boarders participate fully in the academic and pastoral life of the school. There is a dedicated EAL Centre for those students who need additional English support, with a focus on full integration in mainstream lessons.

    Entrance Requirements

    Senior School

    The Head of College will request a copy of a recent school report for the pupil. Additional information such as predicted GCSE results, IELTS, or SATs scores, may also be required.

    If possible, the Head of College will interview the prospective pupil and the parents.

    Subject to a satisfactory interview and supporting documentation, the Head of College may offer a place. An offer letter will be sent. Testing will only be necessary if additional information about the pupil’s ability or level of English is required.

    Junior School

    An initial parental tour with the Head or Registrar will be followed by a Pupil Taster Day, which allows the prospective pupil to be assessed in numeracy and literacy as well as getting to know the school from the inside.



    Day fees. Reception – Year 6: £2,938 – £4597 per term. Year 7 – Year 13: £6421 – £6959 per term

    Boarding fees. Years 3 – 6: £9,818 per term. Years 7 – 13: £11,242 – £13,633 per term.

    English as an Additional Language (EAL) charges of £520 per term apply from Year 10 to Upper Sixth Form.

    Parents whose employment with the Ministry of Defence qualifies them for the CEA (Continuity of Education Allowance) pay, just 10% of the boarding fee.



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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Whole College Open Week 16th-20th September: Monday 16 Sep 2024 -

    Open Events: Please BOOK your place

    To find out more about the Nursery and Junior School, for pupils aged 3 to 11 years, please contact the Junior School Registrar on 01843 572912 or email

    To find out more about the Senior School, for pupils aged 11 to 18 years, please contact the Senior School Admissions Team on 01843 572931 or email


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