Head's Welcome Video
Common questions and answers
Do you have a breakfast and after school club?
Yes, The Hive is our Breakfast and After School Club which offers a variety of sessions every day during term time with something to suit everyone. The children are given breakfast in the morning and a snack and something more substantial in the afternoon. During the sessions they can take part in a variety of activities and games. The Hive is open from 7.45am-8.45am in the mornings and from 3.15pm-6.00pm after school.
Please see our website for costs and how to book a place.
Do you have a school newsletter?
School Bulletins are sent out every two weeks to parents and children to keep them up to date with everything that’s happening in our school.
What extra-curricular clubs do you have available?
A wide variety of internal and externally run clubs and activities are on offer for the children to take part in before school, during lunchtime and after school. These include:
· Crazy golf
Private paid lessons
How often do the children swim?
Every class takes part in weekly swimming lessons, in our heated outdoor pool, during the first part of the Autumn term and the whole of the Summer term.
What does the school offer in terms of school trips and residentials?
Each year group has a day trip and a workshop related to their curriculum.
Year 4, 5 and 6 go on overnight stays:
Year 4: Camping on our school field -1 night
Year 5: Sayers Croft Activity Centre- 2 nights
Year 6: CYE Water Sports Centre – 4 nights
Do you offer music lessons?
Children learn recorders in Years 2 & 3 and ukulele in Year 4 and 5 as part of the Music curriculum and we offer private ‘Rock and Pop’ lessons where children can learn a variety of instruments e.g. guitar, drums, keyboard and piano. We also offer private singing lessons.
How do you support SEN pupils?
We are an inclusive school. We work to ensure that pupils are included in all aspects of learning and school life. We aim to provide a high standard of education which develops and inspires all our children.
Children sometimes experience difficulties and require additional support to meet their needs or improve their learning. The decision to put this in place is made by the school and is based on a variety of factors including academic progress and assessments carried out by teaching staff or other professionals. Occasionally children may need additional support to ensure that they have a smooth transition or they may require specific support when going through a significant change in their lives. We would always involve parents/carers in these decisions.
Support is planned by school staff and when appropriate, by external agencies. This would be documented in Pupil Profiles and shared with parents/carers in meetings. The whole school provision map details LINK to webpage what is provided for all as Quality First Teaching (QFT) and also what is available for children with additional or special educational needs. We are proud to be an inclusive school and our universal offer of QFT includes adaptations and personalisation.
What is your behaviour policy?
St Lawrence School regards the Behaviour Policy as pivotal to developing each child as an individual. It is a means of promoting good relationships with a common purpose of supporting learning, developing an individual’s potential, for each to feel safe and happy, to feel valued and to be treated fairly.
We aim to teach and model consistently high standards of appropriate behaviour in a positive way. We encourage all children, staff and parents to be part of the process of setting rules, rewards and consequences so that there is consistency in their application. We aim to acknowledge positive appropriate behaviour, as we believe that this will help to develop our ethos and values of kindness, caring and co-operation. Our behaviour policy is designed to promote positive, appropriate behaviour, rather than merely deter negative, inappropriate behaviour. We aim to create a harmonious learning environment where pupils are able to self-regulate their own behaviour and learning.
What links do you have with the Church?
We have strong links with St Lawrence Church in Chobham village. All of the children have regular visits to the Church including taking part in workshops and services to celebrate events such as Harvest, Christmas and Easter. The Vicar regularly visits our school to lead assemblies and prayer groups.
Do you have to be a Christian to come to the school?
Although we are a Church of England School we welcome children and families from all different faiths and cultures. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school in which we teach children the importance our school values including love, kindness and respect.
Do you have a PTA?
At St Lawrence we have FOSL – Friends of St Lawrence, this is a group consisting of parents and staff who together address issues that arise throughout your child’s school journey. FOSL members also help and support the school with fund raising activities, such as the Christmas and Summer Fair. FOSL hold regular meetings and new members are always welcome.