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Welcome to Lawrence Sheriff School

Welcome to Lawrence Sheriff School, there is a unique culture that underlies the school and I hope this page will give you a flavour of ‘the way we do things around here`.

The school is committed to academic excellence and achievement, but more than that ‘the way we do things around here' also involves developing the whole person, whether it be through sport, music, drama, art or the many other clubs and societies that flourish within the school. It also involves playing a full part in the life of the community that the school serves. Our aim is to be a community grammar school that plays an energetic part in the community of Rugby.

The school is an Investor in People and in many ways that kitemark best sums up ‘the way we do things around here'. The school's aim is to invest in the potential of every member of the school and to help them to achieve all that they are capable of. We want Lawrence Sheriff to be a happy school, a place where every individual is valued for their unique contribution to the organisation and where learning is enjoyable.
So, I hope that you enjoy experiencing ‘the way we do things` at Lawrence Sheriff School . If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Peter Kent

Head of Sixth Form: Mrs D Halestrap

About us

In September 2003 the school became a specialist college for Mathematics and Computing. We do however, strongly believe that specialism is not just about our two lead subjects, but that this achievement offers fresh and exciting opportunities for every part of the school.

Lawrence Sheriff School and Rugby High School have a well-established relationship and work together to offer a wide range of A and AS Levels. We seek to combine grammar school traditions with innovation and welcome both academic highfliers and diligent, hard working students.

Facilities available

The school has excellent computing and library facilities and new Design and Technology suites. The Sixth Form Centre opened in 2001 and is available to students from both Lawrence Sheriff School and Rugby High School. In 1996 Lawrence Sheriff School opened the Griffin Centre, consisting of a suite of classrooms, a dining hall, a drama studio and a fully equipped Sports Hall. A new building housing the learning resources centre and several classrooms was opened in September 2008.

The sixth form use a purpose built centre which houses a common room, a quiet study room and its own cafeteria on the ground floor with classrooms and computer rooms above. The Learning Resource Centre has further facilities which the sixth form are encouraged to use, namely a well-stocked modern library and a “drop-in” computer room for sixth formers to use throughout the day.

Additional support

The school continually monitors your progress to encourage you to achieve your full potential. You will be required to set realistic targets for yourself and work with tutors to review both academic progress and personal development through extra-curricular achievements. We aim to treat you as a young adult with the expectations and responsibilities this involves.

Detailed and regular careers advice is offered and during Year 13. Individual guidance is given on the preparation and submission of university applications, including practice interviews.

All learning providers are required to take reasonable steps to cater for all learners. We have an Accessibility Plan under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act aimed at continually improving accessibility to the curriculum, physical environment and written information. We also have a Disability Equality Strategy under the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.

Learner success

We are proud of our A level successes which rank as some of the best in the country and take particular pleasure in the fact that over 95% of our students go on to university. We regularly send students to Oxford and Cambridge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2014
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