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Welcome to the Old Lawrentian Website.
 Thank you for your patience whilst we create a new website and alumni profile member area. Once the new site has been tested and ready to upload we will be emailing OLs to let them know the new address so it is imperative that we have your current contact details please,  click here to inform us of them.

Due to the 'behind the scenes' work, our Members Section is not presently accessible so to register (if you are first time visitor) or to update your profile and notifiy us of your news, address changes and photos please contact OL Secretary Kerry at or on College phone number: 01843 572932 who will be delighted to hear from you and implement the alterations on your behalf.

It is our hope and aim that the new facility will not only enable you to find out about the social events that we have planned, but will also provide a wealth of anecdotes, articles and of course photographs which may serve to spark distant memories and hopefully reunite old friends! 

We are in active contact with over 4000 OLs sending 2-3 emails per year notifying them of Events, Reunions and information, and we post the OL News worldwide to every member once a year, in February. So please ensure we have your up to date details and please encourage your peers to do the same so can contnue to build the OL Community.
Our Facebook Group has doubled in size this year and we are delighted to now have 1400 members! If you have not joined us yet please do and help us push past the 2000 threshold this year! Find us on Facebook at St Lawrence College Old Lawrentians

 We are also on Linked In. Our Group is Old Lawrentian Society, St Lawrence College, UK 

We very much look forward to hearing from you, the site will only thrive with your input as you are The Old Lawrentian Society!

Happy Browsing!



President's Message

James Barden

Dear fellow OLs

Welcome to the St Lawrence College website.
Our purpose is to help all members of the OL family to connect with one another and participate in the life of the College.

In addition to supporting the long-established OL Society groups, plans are being developed for a range of new initiatives including a Careers networking programme, enhanced communications with OLs and parents and an expanded programme of events reaching out worldwide.

We look forward to sharing details of these new initiatives as they come on stream, and we would be delighted to hear your ideas, so do please get in touch.

The Society can only thrive by hearing from you and receiving your support at the growing number of functions both at the College, regionally and worldwide.

In turn, the College fully appreciates the importance of its Alumni Society and the support it gives the school. Maintaining the strong bond between the Society and students (now and in the future) is crucial to the success of the College.

The OL Society is steered by a committee which is elected at the AGM.
The committee meets four to five times a year to discuss and plan Old Lawrentian matters, including arranging events, reunions, and most importantly how to keep the OLs connected. We are always looking for new faces to join the committee, with new ideas and enthusiasm to the table. Ultimately, we would like to source a representative from each year to be their ‘Year’ Ambassador to assist contacting peers when a special anniversary reunion approaches.  If you are that person, or wish to nominate someone, we would really like to hear from you.

The College's Alumni and Development Office look after the Old Lawrentian Society on a daily basis.  Mrs Kerry Brown is the Alumni and Development Manager and is also the committee's Secretary. She and her colleague, Kelly Jury are always delighted to hear from you at / 00 44 1843 572932.

We hope to hear from you soon and to see you in person at an event in the near future.

Best wishes

James Barden
Grange ‘84
OL President.

Principal's message

Antony screenshot

Dear OLs

Since arriving it has been good to get to know a number of you, and I greatly value your ongoing attachment to your alma mater, and the valuable ways you contribute through events like the Careers Fair. I have also appreciated the wisdom and advice of many of you as we have considered how the School can continue to develop. 

I would like to take this opportunity to feed back to you how the School is doing and what the next plans are.

St Lawrence is in very good heart. We are larger than we have been for ten years, and now stand at  440 pupils (in the Senior School, ages 11 - 18). This growth is based on success; academically we are continually improving,  our sport continues to dominate our circuit,  our hockey teams formidable (2 of our teams are now Kent Schools indoor Hockey Champions, and our U13s are National Champions); our cultural activities are also quickly developing, with the fantastic Taylor Hall Theatre providing a wonderful resource for the performing arts.

Our plans are to build upon this success, and the governors have approved a number of developments. The first is already partially complete: a new water based astro pitch, a practice pitch, plus new cricket and rugby pitches.
Phase II of the Sports plan willl be to create a pavilion to overlook these pitches.
Before then we will first complete our Academic Development, a new Science, Design, Technology & Art School, on the main school site, facing the classroom block from the other end of Chapel Green. The work is fast progressing and completion is hoped by June 2018. We would like to complete all the above projects within the next few years, subject to support, finance and planning permission.

I’m sure you’ll agree these are very exciting plans indeed, and I hope you will be able to visit the college and take part in many of the planned events in the near future.  Should you wish, please take a look at the current college website to see the latest news and developments. 

Finally, I do hope you enjoy viewing the Old Lawrentian website, and renewing ties of friendship that are such a hallmark of this school. 

I look forward to seeing many of you at the next OL event.

Best wishes


Antony Spencer MA (Oxon) ACA

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4th SLC Kentish Fest

This is the 4th year we have held this fun, fundraising event and this year we are going even bigger and better and have dodgem cars! Always a sell out with 500 tickets available we urge you to book your places soon and ensure a great fun start to the summer holiday! Tickets are just £6 and include a pint poly SLC souvenir glass and 2 drinks tokens! Children do not need to purchase a £6 ticket & glass but can simply pay as they go for suitable refreshments. BOOK NOW, HERE ONLINE BY CLICKING READ MORE...

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St Lawrence College event charity gala ball dinner saturday 26 May 2018

We are delighted to invite you to our Charity Gala Ball which is to be held in the Taylor Hall on Saturday 26th May 2018, with a drinks reception and an exclusive sneak preview in the new Science, Art and Technology building. This will be followed by a four course meal plus coffee and mints. Supporting the sports at St Lawrence College there will be an auction and raffle with lots and prizes including VIP packages for Formula 1, Lords cricket, International rugby and hockey sports memorabilia, a diamond necklace, plus entertainments, live music & dancing with Liberty Park. Tickets are £65.00 per person and for tables of 10 booked: £600.00 TO BOOK AND PAY ONLINE NOW CLICK READ MORE...

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Chris Throndsen

6/3/1935 - 2/4/2018 It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the passing of Old Lawrentian, Christopher Throndsen(Thronnie, aged 83. Pupil, Master, Head of House (Tower and Newlands), Past President and VP of the OL Society, member of the OL Golf Society and friend to many. A true Gentleman. There will be a private family funeral service held, then in May, a memorial service will be held at the College where everyone who knew Chris will be most welcome. We will notify everyone as soon as arrangements are confirmed. Our thoughts are with Francoise, Olaf and Isobel and their families at this sad time.

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Old Lawrentian OL Day 17th March 2018

Lunch, tours, sports, drinks and a chance to catch up with fellow OLs and staff. The afternoon's Hockey Festival Cup is being played this year in honour of OL, Alex Underhill '10, who sadly passed away in 2017. A 2010 OL team will play against a mixed OL/SLC staff team and Canterbury Christchurch University. Netball and ahooting will also be competed. For those wishing to attend, a special service for Alex is taking place in the Chapel at 11.15am. Families and guests are most welcome. Please do let us know you are intending to come or if you would like to be part of the career Fair or a sports team so that we can plan and cater sufficiently. Many thanks. T:01843 572932 / Facebook Group: St Lawrence College Old Lawrentians

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Candlelit Carols in the Chapel

It was wonderful to see so many Old Lawrentians, former parents, friends and staff members on Sunday to celebrate Christmas and enjoy rousing renditions of beautiful carols and numerous pieces by the College Choir and organist (OL, Jack Greenslade.

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OL Dinner 2017

This year our annual OL Dinner was held here at the College on the 30th September 2017 and well supported by our Old Lawrentians spanning over 50 Years.

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