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. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the daily Christian act of worship and from Religious Education.

St Lawrence CE VA Primary School serves a priority area of the parishes of Napton, Priors Marston, Priors Hardwick, Stoneton, 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. In accordance with government legislation, the governing body will consult with the Diocesan Board of Education, the Local Authority and other local schools annually in respect of its admissions arrangements.

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As required by the Admissions Code, St Lawrence CE (VA) Primary School has published its proposed admissions policy for 2020 entry and has initiated a consultation period which will run from Friday 26th October – Friday 7th December 2018.

If anyone wishes to comment on this policy, they should write to Mrs Jan Sanchez, Co-chair of Governors either:

  • via email: or
  • via post c/o St Lawrence Primary School, Dog Lane, Napton, Southam CV47 8LU, c/o St Lawrence Primary School, Dog Lane, Napton, Southam CV47 8LU,

Responses should be submitted before the deadline of midday on Friday 7th December 2018.

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