St Lawrence is a 5-16 Special School. The school serves almost the whole of this rural county and caters for a wide range of additional needs and associated learning difficulties.

All students attending the school have an Education, Health and Care plan and are placed by the Additional Needs Panel of Lincolnshire County Council Children’s Services.

St Lawrence is an extremely popular school supporting young people with a range of complex difficulties including autism, Down’s Syndrome, Speech, language and communication difficulties, dyspraxia and sensory impairments.  We offer a broad and balanced curriculum designed to have the child at the centre and to focus on the specific needs of our young people and their barriers to learning.

The classroom accommodation includes general teaching areas, a Speech, Language & Communication Centre, Social, Emotional and Behaviour Support Centre, Food Technology Room and Rural Activities Area as well as physiotherapy and sensory integration space.

If there is anything further you wish to know or you would prefer a CD of our school brochure, or a copy in another language, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Michelle Hockham, Head of School


 St Lawrence is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Federation, working alongside St Bernards in Louth.

Our mission statement is ‘Learn for life and work for the future through inspiring, purposeful and personalised learning every day'.  

We believe that our students deserve only the very best, so therefore as an organisation we will achieve our mission statement by “Outstanding” being our benchmark. We need to be judged outstanding by our students, Parents/Carers and the local community, in all the areas of education and care that we provide.

We are constantly striving to improve the lives of our students through their environment and experiences. The curriculum across the Federation is tailored to ensure that students develop their functional use of literacy/communication and numeracy in all aspects of their daily lives, through an integrated, thematic approach, based on their main barriers to learning, as identified within their statements of need. Our aim is to ensure that our students gain a wealth of experiences and skills that prepare them for life after school. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a thread that binds all experiences that our pupils learn from and encounter.

The Academy Advocate Body and highly skilled staff from both sites continually aim and work towards providing the highest level of care and education for all students within the Federation. We hope you can find all the information you need in this website - if not, please do not hesitate to contact either school with your query. Thank you for your interest.

Lea Mason, Executive Head

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St Lawrence School
Bowl Alley Lane, Horncastle, LN9 5EJ