St Lawrence College


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  • Category: Nursery / Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 357 (Boys) 291 (Girls)
  • Founded: 1879


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, 500-seat Theatre, and newly opened Specialist Science, Art and Design Technology Centre.

Sports provision is excellent 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. Boarders also enjoy using the Sports Centre and Swimming Pool, along with regular trips into town. 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.

Open Days

2019. All visits are welcome, please contact the school.



Day fees. Reception - Year 6: £2565 - £4010 per term. Years 7 – 11: £5000 per term. Years 12 & 13: £5333 per term.

Boarding fees. Years 3 - 6: £8985 per term. Years 7 & 8: £9995 per term. Years 9 - 13: £11945 per term.

English as an Additional Language (EAL) charges of £410 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.


ISI Inspection 2018
ISI Senior School Inspection 2015
ISI Junior School Inspection 2015

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Principal of the College: Mr Antony Spencer

St Lawrence College
College Road
CT11 7AE

[t]: General Enquiries: +44 (0)1843 808080 Admissions: +44 (0)1843 572931

Location Description

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

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School News

St Lawrence College independent day and boarding school Kent

St Lawrence College had the enormous privilege of welcoming the Band of the Household Cavalry to the school for the day on 1 May.

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into their schedule of playing for the Heads of the Commonwealth on The Mall, and for the changing of the Guard at Windsor Castle, the Band spent the whole day in school running workshops and performing.

In the morning, part of the band appeared as the funky ‘Loosebox Brass’ and wowed Junior School pupils. In the afternoon some of the instrumentalists from the Senior School had a workshop in which they played a variety of pieces alongside the band.

To end the day, the whole school assembled in Taylor Hall for an amazing concert. Wearing their distinctive Blue and Red uniforms (a result of the Band being comprised of members of the Blues and Royals and the Lifeguards) the Band played a fantastic mix of show tunes, a Michael Jackson Medley and much more. Head Girl and talented oboist, Eizabeth, had the honour of playing for the whole concert, as part of the professional Band.

It was a truly unforgettable day and we are hugely grateful to the Band and especially Band Master, Ben Ruffer. We’ll be watching out for members of the Band who will be playing the fanfares at the Royal Wedding!

James Woodhall, Director of Music

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