Welcome to our school
Welcome to St Lawrence CE Primary School. We hope our website gives you a glimpse of life at our school and answers any questions you may have about our aims and ethos as well as the curriculum and wider learning opportunities we offer.
Within a strong Christian foundation, our positive, caring ethos encourages all children and adults to develop into confident, reflective individuals, with a strong sense of belonging. As a Church of England school, we value our strong links with the church community and promote Christian values.
We offer a broad, balanced knowledge-based curriculum combining the demands of the National Curriculum with cross-curricular themed work often linked to our locality. We expect high standards of work and behaviour and encourage our children to give their best in all areas of school life. Most importantly we aim to motivate and encourage them to develop into independent, enquiring children who are prepared and ready to enter the next phase of their lives.
In order to be successful, it is important for school and parents to work in partnership so we value your support and interest. We are always willing to listen to your concerns and to share the successes of your children with you both informally and at parent consultation session. The most effective incentives that you can give are praise for effort, encouragement and recognition.
‘A village school in the heart of the town’
About our School
St Lawrence CE Primary School is a one form entry primary school in the heart of the market town of Alton. We have a dedicated and passionate team of staff who strive to meet the needs of every child in an exciting and innovative way. We pride ourselves on making learning irresistible. Outcomes throughout the school are strong with results well above county and national averages.
We are a warm, welcoming school and have strong relationships with the local community. Visitors always comment on how polite and respectful the children are and enthuse about the calm, purposeful feel of the school. Many parents describe the school as being one big family- going above and beyond to support every family.
Our Ofsted report ( Feb 2017) ' The Saint Lawrence values of Love, Compassion and Respect are clear throughout the school. Staff pride themselves on knowing each pupil really well so they can plan specific learning activities and provide pastoral support where needed. Both parents and staff refer to the school as being ‘a family’. One parent said there is, ‘a strong family-feel where the value of love is clear and underpins so much of what they do.'
We encourage you to come and visit us - feel for yourself the strong values that underpin the work of the school and see how the learning here is shaped to ensure children love learning and thrive on the challenges they are set.