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ImageWestbury-sub-Mendip is a charming and friendly village and is just the sort of place you would expect to find a traditional rural primary school with very close links to the local community.  St. Lawrence’s School, although small and friendly, is also a place of high academic achievement and believes in creating the sort of environment where children love to learn.

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 Church at parish and diocesan level, whilst having tolerance and understanding towards other faiths and religions.

The school 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.

The atmosphere in each of the classrooms is warm and convivial and the children are encouraged to learn and play together, creating that unique feel of a small and well run school. The class sizes at St. Lawrence’s give an excellent teacher to pupil ratio. We are very fortunate with our highly motivated and committed teaching assistants who are able to provide one to one or group tuition.

We have an established School Council where each year group is represented and the children are able to have a say in how their school is run.

At present we have three classes:

  • "OAK" CLASS  (Reception and Year 1)
  • "LIME" CLASS (Year 2, Year 3)
  • "HOLLY" CLASS (Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)

The arrangement of classes is dependent on the size of year groups, which can change from year to year. At some stage, children will spend 3 years in one class.

We aim to be a welcoming school and parents, governors and members of the community are often found helping in the classrooms, assisting with sports activities and accompanying the children on school visits and sports fixtures. We have a good relationship with other schools in the area, as we are one of twelve schools that form the Wells Community Learning Partnership. This includes The Blue School, Wells, thus ensuring a smooth transition from primary to secondary education for our Year 6 pupils.

St. Lawrence’s accepts children from a wide geographical area and there are currently children from Easton, Wookey Hole, Wookey, Cheddar and Wells as well as Westbury-sub-Mendip.

To learn more about St. Lawrence’s and to meet the staff, please call us and we’ll be more than pleased to show you what makes our school special.


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