Head's Welcome

In 2016, after thirteen wonderful years of headship at a primary school in Shrewsbury, I decided a change of scenery was needed and moved here to St. Lawrence’s, in the lovely town of Church Stretton surrounded by gorgeous hills. After six years of necessary changes and improvements, I am now delighted with how we are performing. This is a super school and nursery with so many strengths – the main one being the bubbly and confident children who are keen to learn and do their best. The governors, members of staff and parents work closely together to ensure that the pupils’ needs are met and that they enjoy school and achieve their potential. We have aspirations to become an outstanding school and I truly believe that this is achievable through high expectations and striving for excellence in all areas. Prospective parents are most welcome to visit the school for a tour and a chance to see us learning together and having fun!

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)