As Head Teacher, I am take great pleasure in seeing children being the best that they can be. I am passionate about creating an environment for them that ensures they are engaged and inspired. The personal approach, in my opinion, makes all the difference.

Just as I believe that every child has individual strengths, I also very much believe in celebrating the different strengths of staff as well. Of course, they need to be great teachers but some are music specialists, others love computing, some love their sports whilst others love their languages and some have a combination of these and a host of others! I am very fortunate in having a brilliant team that love nothing more than to help your child to succeed.

It really does seem to work. Children attain well above the national, regional and local average because they make so much progress: it is all down to good teaching and good support!

Our curriculum is full of breadth and interest and is designed to engage and motivate your child. Clear progression is carefully planned for but there are also many opportunities for the school to learn together: nothing beats a memorable topic day (or week) as can be seen by our India Week last term and others including our European Day and a great Explorers Day.

We embrace whole school opportunities to learn together and have a reputation for our full range of extra-curricular opportunities that include our competitive sports, orchestra and those inspired by children: programming, chess, debating and now … even a little bit of needlework.

Partnership between the school, church and community is vital here in the vibrant village of Napton and results in a richness of opportunity, of learning and of a wholeness of being. The school looks great; it feels great for all to learn in. 

St Lawrence’s is a school family encouraging all to grow in grace and friendship.

If you are looking to give your child an excellent start to their school life (for example in our preschool provision called little Lawrences) or you are looking to relocate, then please do enquire directly to the school about our available places.

It has been my pleasure to lead this wonderful church school for the past 9 years. Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. Do get in touch.

John Brine