St Laurence School A GSG School
- St Laurence School
- Head: Mr Fergus Stewart
- T 01225 309500
- F 01225 309572
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.st-laurence.com
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Wiltshire
- Pupils: 1351
- Religion: Church of England/Christian
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 8th February 2013
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 21st January 2010
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
As the town’s only secondary school, there is a very inclusive feel about the place, appreciated by parents and students alike. A heartening initiative is the pairing of children with special needs with abler companions on an away-day...
What the school says...
The GCSE comments in the existing report are now well out of date ('bumpier ride...' etc. GCSE results have risen significantly since 2013:
5A*-C incl Eng & Maths: 76% (2014), 73% (2015), 79% (2016)
In February 2015 we received a letter from The Minister of State for Schools congratulating us on our 'excellent improvement in GCSE and equivalent results'. In the 2015 Performance Tables there was no similar intake school
within 75 miles that performed better than St Laurence. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2013, Fergus Stewart (early 50s), a chemist by academic discipline, with an MA from Oxford and a PGCE from Nottingham. Despite the Scots name, upbringing and colouring, Mr Stewart has spent most of his career in Wiltshire, latterly as deputy head of Nova Hreod (no, it’s not a misprint) school in Swindon, before moving to ‘that good school that I’d always been aware of in the corner of the county’.
An unequivocal believer in comprehensive education, Mr Stewart expresses his two key aims for his school to be academic excellence for all and the development of well-rounded young people – and holding those in tension. So does he achieve it? Ask parents, and you will find a pretty satisfied lot: ‘Thrilled, blown away by it’, said one mother with...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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Careers intervention used by this School
|Future First||Building an alumni community|