Congratulations to all of the students who will be joining us at St Laurence in September.

I have already met a lot of the families at our ‘Welcome’ meeting (Thursday 28th April) and have completed over half of my visits to meet the students in their primary schools. It has been wonderful to be able to answer questions and listen to all of the things the children are looking forward to, on joining BIG school. Please have a look at our tour of the school below, led by our Head Students.

The key pieces of information for both Induction days (Thursday 7th and 14th July) are below:

  • Arrive at 8.30am in Trinity Hall (by main reception) for an 8.35am start
  • Your child should bring a packed lunch (children who normally have a free school meal will have this provided for them at St Laurence).
  • Children will need to wear their primary school uniform and bring a pencil-case, notebook, school PE kit (PE kit for Induction day 1 only) and a bag for their belongings.

Pick up arrangements for the Induction days

  • If you are picking your child up from the Induction day, please wait outside Trinity Hall for a 2:50pm pick up.
  • If an older St Laurence school student is picking up their sibling from the Induction day, they must do so at 3:00pm from Trinity Hall.
  • If your child is walking home, they will be allowed to do so at 3:00pm.
  • If your child is catching a school bus, they will be escorted to the bus area at 3:00pm.

Please make sure your child is aware of their individual pick up arrangements, as it can become very busy!


Parent Information Session – Thursday 7th July at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

On Thursday 7th July 2022 we are holding a Year 6 parents’/carers evening from 6:30pm – 8:30pm starting in Trinity Hall. This evening will consist of briefing sessions designed to inform you about systems and procedures for your child entering into St Laurence. As part of this evening you will be able to talk to Mrs Rhodes, members of our senior team and your child’s Head of House. There will also be a display of uniform and full details about how to purchase items. We strongly recommend not buying uniform before this time as some garments are house-specific, and children grow!

If possible, it is preferable that you attend these evenings without children. If you are unable to attend this event, due to an unavoidable reason, please email


Key dates for your diary:

April and May

All Year 6 students will be visited, at their primary schools, by Mrs Rhodes and Mrs Maguire.

Thursday 7th July

Induction Day 1 for all new students. Start in Trinity Hall 8:35am – 2:50pm


Thursday 7th July

Induction Evening for parents and carers. Information giving workshops and meet your Head of House. Start in Trinity Hall 6:30pm -8:30pm


Thursday 14th July

Induction Day 2 for all new students. Start in Trinity Hall 8:35am – 2.50pm


Monday 5th September

First day of term (Y7 & Y12).


Important contacts

Name: Mrs K Rhodes

Role: KS3 Director of Learning and Progress Y6-Y7 transition


Phone number: 01225 309571


Name: Mrs Maguire

Role: Assistant SENDCo


Phone number: 01225 309546

For Students

We have tried to answer some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which we think you would have asked during the visits.

Virtual Tour

Awesome Audible – FREE books!

Fact: Reading for 20 minutes a day can improve your overall grades by 2 (GCSE grading) in most subjects! Reading widens vocabulary and improves grammar and spelling, this means smarter writing and essay responses!
Don’t like reading?…..Research has also shown that listening to books is just as useful as reading them in the traditional way – Hurrah!
Challenge – pick an audible book and when you’ve finished it, write a review that I can add, for others to read, on our webpage!


Key Contacts