Debbie Cottrell, Headteacher
|Dear parents and carers
I am delighted to welcome you to the St Lawrence Church Of England primary school website. Making a choice about primary schools is one of the most important decisions that you will make for your children. With this in mind, I would like to introduce you to what is distinctive about our school. I hope that our website will give you a flavour of our children, our environment and our ethos.Our dedicated and talented team of staff is passionate about providing an engaging curriculum through a wide range of stimulating and creative learning experiences. We have high expectations for all children and believe in nurturing a child’s natural curiosity and creating in them a life-long love of learning. We provide a caring and supportive environment for our children to thrive and for our parents to feel valued as part of our school community.
Hidden away in the centre of Chobham Village, just behind the High Street and a short distance from the church of St Lawrence, the school benefits from extensive grounds, open space and our own pool. Our outside areas provide stimulating and safe spaces for children to grow, learn and play - a rare and valuable resource and opportunity in our busy and changing world.
I am so proud of our children, our vibrant community and our school. I hope that a sense of our passion for learning at St Lawrence is shared as you navigate through our website.
OFSTED Inspection July 2018
OFSTED (July 2018) - The full report is available here.
Quotes from the report
'This school continues to be good.'
''Pupils are very happy at St Lawrence. They feel safe and they told me about the ‘nice people and fun lessons’.''
'...a careful balance of academic and social learning, supported by strong pastoral care'
English and Maths- ' most pupils make strong progress in these areas'
Are you looking for a school place? Please ring 01276 858336 if you would like to visit us.
Why choose us?
We are a small school in the heart of Chobham village. A one form entry school has huge benefits as we know all of our pupils and they all know each other too. Your child can spend 7 years with us; thus eliminating the need for additional transition and ensuring continuity of care and education. We have been inspected twice using the more rigorous OFSTED framework and rated good each time. Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology and equipment and our staff go above and beyond to ensure that our pupils’ needs are met. We have quality childcare before and after school (7.45 am - 6pm ) and a range of clubs on offer. Sport for all is seen as important and we have extensive playing fields, large playgrounds and a swimming pool. A high percentage of our pupils represent the school in various sporting activities including football, tri-golf, netball and cross country.
Our school has a warm and welcoming environment and we invite you to come and see us in action. If you can’t attend the tours please get in touch and we will arrange a time for you to visit us.
Our open days for 2018/19 are:
15th November 2018 10.30 am
4th December 2018 10.30 am
11th January 2019 10.30 am
Stay and Play sessions for 2019-20 Reception children and parents
You will be able to experience the Reception Classroom and brand new outside learning space. There will also be an opportunity to meet some current Reception and Year One parents who can share their knowledge of the school.
19th November 2:00-2:55pm
27th November 9:15-10:10 am
Please ring the school office to book a session.
St Lawrence CE Primary School News
- Sayers Croft Residential
Year 5 depart for Sayers Croft on Wednesday 3rd October
- Monday 10th September -All pupils in school for 8:40 start
Our first week with all pupils in school full time. Playgrounds open at 8:30 and classrooms at 8:40 ready for learning to start at 8:45.
- OFSTED Inspection July 2018
We were inspected by OFSTED in July 2018 and found to be Good with improvements in all areas mentioned in the last report.
- Our value for this half term is Courage, Psalm 2:1
- Pleiades - Breakfast and After School are now able to take vouchers
The clubs are now OFSTED registered and are able to accept the vouchers. Please contact the office for more information.
Please register with Easyfundraising to help us raise funds for the school. https://www.easyfundraising.
We have a new fundraising video- http://www.stlawrenceprimary.co.uk/people/pta/fundraising
We are responsible for finding 10% of costs. Please watch the video and consider how you can help us.
St Lawrence C of E Primary is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children and expects all staff, volunteers and the school community to share this commitment too. Please see our Safeguarding Page for further details.
Latest School Calendar Events
- Y6 CYE Residential15Oct2018
- Nasal Flu Vaccinations: YR-5 (consent only)16Oct2018
8:45 am - 11:45 am
- Half Term22Oct2018
- Y4 Class Assembly02Nov2018
9:00 am - 9:30 am
- School Photos - Individual & siblings08Nov2018