St Lawrence College

St Lawrence College is the only High Performance Learning World Class School in Kent and one of only 14 globally. This safe and caring school on the Kent coast is set in 45 acres of stunning grounds. Cutting-edge facilities and state-of-the-art architecture exist happily alongside the more traditional and very fine late nineteenth century buildings.

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    St Lawrence College

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

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day & Boarding

    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 the College: Mr Barney Durrant

    College Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 7AE

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



    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.



    Day fees. Reception – Year 6: £2,665 – £4,170 per term. Years 7 – 11: £5,355 – £5485 per term. Years 12 & 13: £5,675 per term.

    Boarding fees. Years 3 – 6: £9,440 per term. Years 7 – 8: £10,295 per term. Years 9 – 13: £12,485 per term.

    English as an Additional Language (EAL) charges of £435 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

    Junior Festive Open Morning: Friday 3 Dec 2021 - Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Junior Festive Open Morning – There will be the opportunity to meet the teachers, tour the school, see our current pupils and much more. Children are welcome to attend and we will have activities and refreshments on offer as well as some light entertainment.  Spaces are limited, so please REGISTER to secure 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, Lindsey Harris, 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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      The Governing Body of St Lawrence College is delighted to announce the appointment of Barney Durrant to replace Antony Spencer as Head of St Lawrence College, with effect from 16 April 2020. Chairman Mike Bolton said: "We have undertaken an extensive search over recent months, both in the UK and internationally, which generated a very...

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