Head's Welcome

St Lawrence Church of England Primary School can be found in the lovely market town of Church Stretton, surrounded by South Shropshire's gorgeous hills (Long Mynd, Caer Caradoc, Lawley, Hazler and Ragleth). This is a fantastic school with so many strengths and distinctive characteristics. We have bubbly and confident children who are keen to learn and do their best - from the two-year olds in our Nursery up to the eleven-year olds in Year 6. The governors, members of staff and parents work closely together to ensure that the pupils’ needs are met and that the children enjoy school and achieve their potential. We have aspirations to become an outstanding school and we truly believe that this is achievable, through high expectations and striving for excellence in all areas. We are extremely proud of our Eco-School status (see the green flag flying at the front of the site) and that we are the first school in Shropshire to be recognised officially as a 'School of Sanctuary'. Pupils from all year groups (Reception upwards) swim every other week, as part of the P.E. curriculum as well our drive to be healthy and active - this amounts to well over 100 swimming lessons for every child over seven years! We also invite all pupils to be involved in our magnificent end of year show - take a look at the photos!

Prospective parents are most welcome to visit the school for a tour and a chance to see us learning together whilst having fun! However, please be aware that we don't always have places as our school is so popular. Currently (2023-24), we have places in Reception, Year 1 and Year 4.

Our School Vision is as follows:

The whole school community united in helping others and the environment locally, nationally and internationally (The Good Samaritan) and ensuring that every pupil becomes an ambassador of The St Lawrence Way (Be Responsible; Encourage Others; Show Respect and Try Our Best).  Our school will impact positively upon pupils’ academic attainment, curriculum experience, attitudes and behaviour; as well as providing a broad range extra-curricular opportunities.

Mr Alan Brannen (BA Hons, PGCE & NPQH)

Mr Alan Brannen (BA Hons, PGCE & NPQH)

Children's Welcome

Welcome to St Lawrence C of E Primary School in Church Stretton. We are a friendly school with many welcoming pupils and teachers, such as Mr Brannen who decided to create our St Lawrence Way. These are some phrases that are put together to make the word 'BEST' (Be responsible, Encourage others, Show respect and Try our best).

We have a range of pupils from 4 to 11 in ten different classes with 7 different year groups. Our classes are Fox, Owl, Hedgehog, Bat, Badger, Maple, Willow, Oak, Birch and Pine. We also have a nursery for 2 to 4 year olds.

Our school is spacious and has lots of educational facilities such as a library (we love reading), a large well-used playground and field and in the hall we have apparatus for PE and exercise. Other fascinating features of our school are:
PC Dave Junior; Larry the axolotl; our fabulous singing; our annual school performance and talent show and all our iPads and laptops.

As well as these fun things to do, we also have responsible school councillors (two from each class) that work together to work out what is right for the school and then help to make it happen. We work our hardest in school time, but after school, we also have clubs, such as drama, hockey, and archaeology. We also love sport and we are good at sports tournaments against other schools and lots of our pupils really enjoy PE and sports clubs.

We hope you decide to come and join us on our journey through primary school and enjoy learning and making new friends.

By Connie Woodhouse & Isaac Hall (members of the School Council)