Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the churches at parish and diocesan level.

This is a church school that aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

St Lawrence C of E VA Primary School serves a priority area of the parishes of Napton (inclusive of Tomlow and Chapel Green), Upper Shuckburgh and Lower Shuckburgh.

Every year the governing body will review and publish information concerning the school’s admission policy.  This will confirm the maximum number of children to be admitted to the school as a whole – the Published Admissions Number (PAN) which is currently 26 – and explain how places will be allocated.

School place – parent guide

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Updating Pupils on Roll on SAM


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Click below to view admissions policies.

St Lawrence Admissions Policy 2021-22

St Lawrence Admissions Policy 2022-23

St Lawrence Admissions Policy 2023-24

Appeals information

Appeals against a decision made by St Lawrence School Governors regarding Admissions should be made to the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)

Click here to view the appeal form template which should be completed and returned to the DBE as detailed.

Main Round Appeals – Primary

  • (National Offer Day – 16th April 2022)
  • Deadline for appeals to be lodged – 24th May
  • Appeals to be heard week commencing 13th June

Late appeals will be heard within the statutory timescales published in the School Admission Appeals Code

In-Year Appeal Hearing Dates – 2021-2022


  • Monday 18th October
    Tuesday 16th November
    Wednesday 8th December


  • Tuesday 18th January
  • Wednesday 10th February
  • Monday 15th March
  • Tuesday 27th April
  • Friday 28th May
  • Friday 18th June
  • Monday 12th July
  • Wednesday 22nd September
  • Monday 18th October
  • Tuesday 16th November
  • Wednesday 8th December

Where possible all Appeals received by 17th June 2022 will be heard before the start of the new term in September 2022. It may not be possible to hear appeals received after this date prior the start of the new term in September 2022.

Please note no appeals will be heard between 12th July 2021 and 22nd September 2021.