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It is set in 45 acres of walled grounds in the middle of Ramsgate and within walking distance of the sea. The strong Christian ethos of the school underpins its religious and spiritual life. The popular chaplain, often with iPad in hand, ‘makes the services interesting’, according to the children. Popular with the arty crowd moving down from London – new high speed railway means it is just over an hour to St Pancras. School prides itself on its internationalism and 30 per cent of pupils are foreign nationals from 27 countries including…

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St Lawrence College welcomes enquiries from parents seeking an outstanding school, where every individual is nurtured to achieve their potential. This is most clearly illustrated in our excellent value-added academic results, attained through a combination of dedicated teachers, a broad and challenging curriculum, a strong work ethic and a focus on core educational skills, to provide a stimulating, inspiring and purposeful learning experience for our pupils. All of this is underpinned by High Performance Learning; an understanding that intelligence is not fixed and that high performance in education is achievable by all - we are proud to be members of the Fellowship of World Class Schools. Whilst we cater for all extra-curricular pursuits, we are particularly renowned for our sporting success – boys’ and girls’ national champions at hockey, in the top 100 cricket schools in the country and played in the U15 National Vase Rugby semi-finals last year. ...Read more

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Since April 2020, Barney Durrant. Previously principal deputy head at Harrow International School Hong Kong. Studied geography at UCL and has a PGCE from Cambridge and a masters in educational leadership and management from Nottingham. He was a geography teacher and then housemaster at Stowe for 14 years before moving to Hong Kong. He has an athletics blue from Cambridge and both plays and coaches rugby to a high level, as well as competing in triathlon and cycling endurance events. He is married to Charlie, and they have three children.

Head of junior school since 2016, Ellen Rowe BA PGCE, previously head of Haddon Dene prep in Broadstairs. Geography degree from Sheffield; worked for her local authority then for Shelter before turning to teaching. Has taught at state secondary and...

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Special Education Needs

SEN provision is given by a specialist SEN co-ordinator who has close links with all subject departments. Children with SEN attend support lessons in the unit, which is located in the main teaching block, at times and frequencies that meet their individual needs. All teaching staff have full details of the children with SEN, together with strategies that help with each individual in the classroom situation. The main aim is to maximise the learning potential of each individual so that they achieve the highest academic standards of which they are capable. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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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