St Lawrence College

Founded in 1879, we pride ourselves in providing a first-class education both inside and outside the classroom. A traditional boarding school with a modern outlook offering a wealth of opportunities, from exemplary pastoral care, a dynamic extra-curricular programme to a nurturing, supportive community. Located on the Kent coast - only 75 minutes to central London by train and within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick.

"Absolutely stunning! – outstanding boarding facilities and a calm and safe oasis of learning.”

Boarding is central to school life here at St Lawrence and one of our greatest strengths. Offering a ‘home-from-home’ full boarding experience, all our boarding rooms are en-suite. 


• Exeat weekends are optional for Boarders
• 6 day week school (with Saturday School)
• Campus based school, which is safe and secure


St Lawrence is very proud to be one of the founding schools globally to have been granted the status of a World Class High Performance Learning School and yet we offer the diversity and support all children should experience throughout their education. We have welcomed children across Africa for many years. Founded on a Christian ethos and strong community values we guide and support our pupils throughout their time here. Sporting facilities are exceptional, and expert coaching is provided at all levels in a variety of disciplines including hockey, rugby, netball and cricket.

Sporting facilities are exceptional and include a magnificent Sports Centre and an Olympic standard hockey pitch. Music and drama flourish, enhanced by the School’s own 500-seat theatre. Our Canon Perfect Centre, opened in 2018, houses spacious rooms and state-of-the-art equipment for Science, Art, Design and Technology. Boarders can use all of the facilities on site in the evenings and weekends and benefit from an extensive extra-curricular activities programme.


London is only 75 minutes away via direct high-speed train from Ramsgate to London St Pancras International and the school runs its own airport transfer service to Gatwick and Heathrow


With over 50 children whose families are in the Armed Forces we are able to offer a true boarding school experience.

HM Forces personnel in receipt of CEA only pay 10% of our school fees, which makes affordability key.

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Enquire about: St Lawrence College
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HeadMr Barney Durrant
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range3 - 11
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Jnr Boarding Fees£9,818.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£12,984.00 per term
Sixth Form£12,984.00 per term
Forces DiscountYes in conjunction with CEA (10% of fees paid)
Total Students572
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders12
Senior Boarders178
Int'l Students72
Closest Airport 1Gatwick (130km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (165km)
School AddressSt Lawrence College
College Road
CT11 7AE
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