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The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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About St Lawrence

Where children flourish

Happy children make the best learners and when you step through the door you instantly get a sense of the warm and nurturing environment that sets St Lawrence apart. With just one class per year group, St Lawrence is a small, friendly school where children feel happy and secure, able to grow in confidence as they seize every opportunity to feed their curiosity and play a bigger part in all aspects of school life.

"Teaching engages pupils' interests and provides them with the skills they need to be successful in the next stage of their education"

Ofsted October 2017

Learning to be outstanding

Prompted by our long-standing Headteacher’s retirement, the St Lawrence governing body took the decision to join The Howard Partnership Trust, the academy chain led out of the outstanding Howard of Effingham. Children at St Lawrence typically achieve above both the Surrey and national averages in the National Curriculum tests and joining The Howard Partnership Trust builds on this strong foundation and will enable the school to fulfil its ambition to deliver the very highest standards so that every child reaches their full potential, whatever their educational needs.

“The head of school is committed to improving the quality of teaching that pupils receive. Her determination, enthusiasm and skill has successfully eradicated past weaknesses in teaching, across the school.  As a result, pupils' outcomes continue to improve."

Ofsted October 2017

Inspirational teaching

Inspiring an enthusiasm for learning requires passionate teachers, able to combine creativity with best practice in the classroom. The school also benefits from the specific subject expertise taught by our teaching colleagues from The Howard of Effingham Secondary School. Also, uniquely among local schools, Year 6 children have spent their mornings in lessons at The Howard during the Summer half term, extending their learning and making them ready for the move to secondary school in September.
 
Comments from Parent Survey 2020/21

  • “Passionate and experienced teachers who really nurture pupils individuality. A positive and dedicated team of staff who all contribute to St Lawrence being a happy and safe community in which to learn.”

  • “My daughter is treated as an individual and given the tools she needs to flourish.”

  • “I like how all children are recognised as individuals and the teachers and children in different year groups know other children in other year groups. There is a real family feel at the school.”

  •  “The passion and care shown by the staff, from teachers and TA’s to leadership and sports/wrap around care staff.”

  • “Small community, good communication and support, children love attending school.”

  • “I like that it’s a small school where all the staff know my children by name. I like that I am known in the office as I walk in and I’m always made to feel welcome. I feel that the whole child is seen as important, not just academically and their well-being and happiness are just as important. I like that the head and deputy are there in the mornings and afternoons to say hello. My children are lucky to be here at this small and nurturing school.”

  • “The community spirit and friendliness.”

Bringing out the best

Bringing out the individual talents of every child, cultivating both self-esteem and a sense of team spirit is at the heart of what St Lawrence does best. An outstanding programme of residential trips, and a range of drama, sports, music and other extra-curricular activities all contribute to this.

“Teaching engages pupils' interests and provides them with the skills they need to be successful in the next stage of their education."

Ofsted October 2017
 
“Teachers set work that is challenging and meets pupils' needs.  They offer astute feedback to pupils on how to improve their work and pupils' progress is strong as a result."

Ofsted October 2017

A stimulating learning environment

The school has large, bright classrooms, all with access to their own outside space. St Lawrence has a modern, spacious school hall, a large school kitchen, a children's kitchen, a specialist learning hub and a newly extended library area with additional learning space for small group work. St Lawrence also has impressive outside facilities with a fantastic school field which includes an orchard, and an allotment area all of which are used during our Forest School sessions.

“Children get off to a good start in Reception.  The quality of teaching is high and ensures that children are fully prepared for year 1."

Ofsted October 2017

“Pupils are well behaved in lessons and around the school.  They show respect for each other and adults, and have positive attitudes to their learning."

Ofsted October 2017