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  • Lawrence Sheriff School
    Clifton Road
    CV21 3AG
  • Head: Mrs Teresa Mpofu
  • T 01788 542074
  • F 01788 567962
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Warwickshire
  • Pupils: 1,077; sixth formers: 389 (284 boys; 105 girls)
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: Sixth form open evening: October; Main school open evening: June
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 29th March 2022
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

It feels like a school with more sporty than arty tendencies, but on our visit we witnessed a gusto rehearsal of The Tempest in the impressive old Victorian mock-Tudor main hall, affectionately dubbed Big School. While it may not boast the gloss and grandeur of nearby Rugby School, the boys’ pride in their school is clearly undimmed. Students must follow strict uniform rules: ‘a smart uniform makes a smart person’, says one year 10, pointing out that staff often refer to the boys as ‘gentlemen’. ‘So it’s important that…

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What the school says...

An 11+ State Grammar School with a strong sense of community and a focus upon the importance of enrichment and a broad curriculum. The development of the whole person matters as much as examination results

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2022, Teresa Mpofu, previously deputy head and before that assistant head. Originally from Coventry, her own experience of school has influenced her educational philosophy. Living on a council estate and being in receipt of free school meals, she would have been described as disadvantaged in today’s landscape. However, school opened up a myriad of opportunities and her parents instilled in her that obstacles can be overcome if you work hard. After completing a medical microbiology degree at Leeds and gaining a PGCE from York, she taught in Birmingham schools, as well as spending years volunteering with CSV and VSO, including three in Zimbabwe teaching at the rural Chinyentetu Secondary School before returning to the UK to teach and becoming head of biology at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys before...

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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