Lawrence Sheriff School

Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Lawrence Sheriff School

A National Teaching School

‘The values on which all of the school’s work is based are very clear. You believe that students should be happy at the school’ (Ofsted, 2013).  

Lawrence Sheriff School is a boys’ grammar school of approximately 900 students, over 300 of whom are in the sixth form. We believe that much of our success - including our consistently high Ofsted grading and our high rankings in DFE performance tables - can be directly linked to our emphasis upon LSS being a happy place to work for both pupils and staff.  

The 2013 Ofsted report goes on to say that ‘the school is a harmonious community where students with different needs can thrive; achieve highly in their academic work and enjoy a wide range of enrichment opportunities.’  These comments sum up the distinctive ethos and values of the school.

Lawrence Sheriff School was established in 1878 and converted to academy status in 2014.


Dr Peter Kent

Values and vision

Lawrence Sheriff School wants all students to receive an outstanding education where they gain he skills, knowledge and confidence to reach their full potential and thrive in all that they do. It is vital to the school that learners feel valued and cared for and that everyone is treated with the same equal respect, regardless of their differences or beliefs. The secondary school is committed to ensuring that all students have an enjoyable and enriching learning experience and works to develop learners as individuals, allowing for them to discover and nurture their interests and hobbies. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are available for students to join, such as sport, music, drama and art clubs. Boys can also get involved in the active Student Council to further their skills in leadership, teamwork and democracy. It is the school’s aim to be the “community grammar school,” playing a focal role in the local Rugby area. 

Performance Tables

Department for Education performance tables ranked Lawrence Sheriff top of the country for GCSE results in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

In 2012 we were placed fourth in the country and were the top boys’ school, and in 2013 we were placed seventh in the country out of 3,200 schools.

However, the school is not only about academic achievement. 'The way we do things around here' also involves developing the whole person, whether it be through sport, music, drama, art or the many other clubs and societies that flourish within the school. It also involves playing a full part in the life of the community that the school serves. Our aim is to be the "community grammar school" that plays an energetic part in the community of Rugby. 

Investor in People

In June 2011 the school achieved the Investor in People Gold Standard and in many ways that kitemark best sums up 'the way we do things around here'. The school's aim is to invest in the capability of every member of the school community and to help them to achieve their potential. 

We want Lawrence Sheriff to be a happy school, a place where every individual is valued for their unique contribution to the organisation. So, I hope that you enjoy experiencing 'the way we do things' at Lawrence Sheriff School. If you would like to find out more, please visit our website:

Employment opportunities at Lawrence Sheriff School

For our current vacancies and to view further information (as below) or to apply, please visit our vacancies section on the website:

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Address: Clifton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1788 542074