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Important Information regarding Insight for September 2023


 Edulink one



We're excited to introduce EduLink One, our online parent/carer engagement portal. This system will allow all parents/carers to securely access your child's school data, including attendance, merits, strikes, timetables and full reports, and it also allows you to book Parent/Carer Consultation Evening appointments.

Getting started

EduLink is available on a number of different platforms.

Mobile Device



Amazon Fire:


Web Browser

The Edulink website can be accessed using:!/login

School ID - LSS or Postcode - CV213AG 

Login Details

Parents/carers will be provided with an individual login username and password from school in the first few weeks of September.

If you have not received this email by the 30th September 2023, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Miss L Frater

Assistant Head








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SEND charter

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Warwickshire’s SEND Local Offer brings together information about the local services and support available across education, health and social care for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25, who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

You can find out more about how the Local Offer can support you and your child or young person by watching this video.





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Art Foundation

Foundation studies 

Art & design   

The Foundation in Art & Design and Media at Lawrence Sheriff School is an exciting course available to post A-Level students or adult learners with relevant experience. The introduction of this course to the Art Departments portfolio is a natural development and a reflection of the broad vision for innovative learning across the school as a whole. 


More about the course:  

The central location of Rugby makes it an excellent place to study a foundation in art & design, with exceptionally good road and rail links to all of the major cities from Birmingham to London in the south and Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds in the North and beyond. Rugby has historically been a Town with a proven track record for providing excellent educational opportunities for young people intending to progress to University or the workplace.   

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to explore a wide range of materials for expressing your thoughts and feelings, this enables you to identify which area of art and design you would like to pursue. On doing so individuals are encouraged to choose a specific pathway which will ultimately take you to the area of specialism identified. Whilst travelling down this pathway tutor support is provided to enable independent learning as the course progresses.  

Entry Requirements 

Prior to entry onto the course students must have achieved a minimum of five A*-C grade GCSE’s (or equivalents) these must include English and Mathematics and two A-C grade A-Level’s (or equivalents) these must include Art and/or Design Technology. Exceptions only apply to mature students with other relevant skills or experience; so long as they can provide a portfolio of work to the required standard.   


Course Content and Progression 

The Foundation in Art, Design and Media is designed for students to extend their knowledge and understanding of Art through the practice of making and historical, critical and contextual studies. The course has a strong emphasis on analysing and researching creative ideas; the introduction to this being through lectures from tutors and visiting speakers.  You will be allocated a personal tutor in stage two whose expertise matches your chosen area of study; this tutor will guide you towards good working practice resulting in the production of a portfolio of work that can be used for interview purposes. Students from Lawrence Sheriff School have been successful in applying for a wide range of courses including illustration, graphic design, fashion, architecture, environmental design, theatre design, photography, film, animation, and fine art including sculpture, printing, painting, ceramics and multi media courses.    


Application Process 

All expressions of interest should be emailed by the end of February in the planned year of study. Once submitted this will form the first stage of the interview process and a personal interview will normally follow. 

All expressions of interest should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3AG 

Tel: 01788 542074               Fax: 01788 567962  

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that this for requires the reference from a teacher, tutor or employer. Deferred places are not given. 



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Welcome to the Lawrence Sheriff website

  • ‘This school is a truly special place’
    Ofsted 2022
  • Curious

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    Interested in learning and asks questions
  • Organised
    Prepared for learning and completes tasks on time
  • Reflective
    Evaluates work and tries to improve
  • Pro-active
    Looks for opportunities to learn and takes the initiative
  • Resilient


    Doesn’t give up and keeps trying
  • Happy
    Knowing you are valued and heard
  • Successful
    Being the best you can be
  • Kind
    Thinking of and helping others
  • ‘Pupils flourish here’
    Ofsted 2022

From the Headteacher

Welcome to
Lawrence Sheriff School

Our vision is that we are a happy and successful school, where students know that they matter, that their voice is heard, and that they can and should achieve their very best. 

Our ethos is that we put people at the centre of all that we do and we do things the right way. We listen to each other even if we have different points of view, we talk to each other respectfully and we always act considerately.

Our aim is that all students find joy at school and that this leads them to achieve well academically. Our students achieve fantastic exam results through a curriculum that stretches them and is enriched. They are challenged to be Sheriff Learners by being curious, pro-active, resilient, reflective and organised; enabling them to confidently embrace and overcome whatever obstacles they may face.

Our pupils leave Lawrence Sheriff School as curious thinkers who have the confidence, skills and sense of social responsibility to make a positive contribution to the communities they join.

Please take the time to explore our website and learn more about our happy and successful school.

  • Mrs Teresa Mpofu Headteacher

  • Lawrence Sheriff School

We are a community that is inclusive and celebrates diversity, and has the highest of expectations for behaviour and how we treat each other. Our Student Council sums this up beautifully in the statement: ‘Fairness, Inclusivity, Respect  - present in your mind, present in your actions.’

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Introducing the
Lawrence Sheriff
Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form at Lawrence Sheriff School. We offer a wide range of AS and A level courses as well as two BTEC Level 3 qualification in Engineering and Art to the prospective sixth formers of Rugby and the surrounding area.

More information

House System

Discover our School Houses
The house system at Lawrence Sheriff helps create competition, promotes good work and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.

History of the Houses


Everything you need to know about Lawrence Sheriff School

Chess Club


Wear a Hat Day

From Chess Club to GCSE Music to Wear a Hat Day - find out more across this site or in our online prospectus.

Online Prospectus

Wear a Hat Day

From Chess Club to GCSE Music to Wear a Hat Day - find out more across this site or in our online prospectus.

Online Prospectus

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Lawrence Sheriff School Staff

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Mrs T Mpofu



Mr I Chislett 

Deputy Headteacher 


Mr A Evans Deputy Headteacher English
Mr A Bedgood

Assistant Headteacher Head of Sixth Form

Economics, Business Studies

Mr M Hickling

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Design Technology, Engineering and FAD

DT, Engineering, Art

Miss L Frater

Assistant Headteacher

Economics, Business Studies

Mr L Brown Assistant Headteacher Geography

Mrs S Alsop

Head of Citizenship, Year 11 Strategy Coordinator, Literacy and Language Lead


Mr S Arnold


Mr R Barnett


Mr J Barton


Mr J Beasley Trainee Teacher


Mrs M Birch

Head of Art


Mr E Brogden Trainee Teacher


Mr A Burnham

Deputy Head of Mathematics and Head of Year 13


Miss M Chambers Trainee Teacher


Ms C Chandler


Mr D Clarke

Head of Year 11


Miss R Cocks-Rye

French, German

Miss N Convery


Mrs B Costello

Head of Biology,
Student Learning Co-ordinator, SMSC Coordinator (PHSE and Enrichment)
Biology, General Science

Mrs K Dadd

Computing, Business Studies

Miss P Dambowy

German, Spanish

Mrs K Davis


Mr C Deane

Head of Computing


Mr J Gaffin

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

French, German

Mr V Garg

Lead Coordinator for International Computer Driving Licence


Mr M Gregory

Head of House – Wheeler


Mr D Hallett

Head of Economics


Mr S Haynes


Miss S Healey


Mrs S Hewitt

Teaching School Hub Deputy Director


Mrs E Holt


Mr R Holt


Mr C Jolly Head of History and Politics History, Politics
Miss A Kiri


Mr S Littler

Head of Chemistry


Miss L Mander

Trainee Teacher


Miss B Mason


Mr S Mayer-Maguire

History, Politics

Mr J Merrigan

Head of House - Simpson


  Ms S Mocanu Coordinator of Performing Arts


Mr E Mwamuka

DT, Engineering

Mr T Orford

Head of PE


Miss K Parkin

Science of Learning Coordinator 

Psychology, Mathematics

Mr W Peach


  Mrs J Perrett  


Mrs N Phelan

Assistant Head of Mathematics, Head of  Year 8


Mrs J Quartly-Watson

Head of RS, Head of House - Kent


Mrs C Royle

Head of GeographyHead of Year 7


Mr A Sellers

Head of House - Tait


Mr A Smith


Mrs S Standing

ECT Co-ordinator

French, German

Mr C Stokes

Head of Business and Finance, Head of  Year 9

Business Studies, Finance Studies

Miss A Storey

Head of Year 10, Subject Leader of Classical Civilisation

History, Classical Civilisation

Mrs M Strangleman

German, Spanish

Mr T Swinford

Deputy Head of English


Mrs S Thompson

Head of English


Mr P Tweedale

Head of Physics, Science Faculty Coordinator


  Mrs J Vaghela  


Mrs R Wall

Pupil Premium Champion, SENCO


Dr S Wallis

Head of Extended Project, Head of Year 12


Mr J Watson-Tate

Head of Music


  Mrs A Webster  

French, Spanish

Mr M Webster

Engineering, Design Technology

Mrs E Welch 


Ms R Wheeler

Teaching School Hub Director


Mr R Wood

Head of Mathematics, Head of House Caldecott  


Mrs S Wright

Head of Transition


  Mr R Young

Trainee Teacher

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Mrs L Batchelor

Personal Assistant to the Headteacher

Mrs G Beardshaw

Personal Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team/Governance Professional 
Mrs M Beaton

Exams Officer

Mrs C Blay

Teaching School Hub Senior Administration Assistant 
Mr M Booth

Senior Caretaker

Miss S Booth

SEN Teaching Assistant

Ms L Bright

Data and Reporting Manager

Mrs R Brown

Personnel Administrator

Mrs A Carr

Pastoral Manager (Deputy DSL)

Mrs S Chebbout

SEN Teaching Assistant
Dr R Costello

Director of IT Services

Mrs L Dew

DofE Manager and Enrichment Coordinator

Miss D Dodd

IT Technician/IT Learning Support 

Mr M Ellis

Sports Centre Duty Manager

Mrs G Fatania

Sixth Form Centre Assistant
Ms R Fox

Pastoral Assistant (Deputy DSL)

Miss C Gardner

Personnel Administrator - Maternity Cover

Mrs L George

Science Technician

Mr P Grove

Cover Manager/Cover Supervisor

Mrs L Harris

Operations Manager

Mrs D Hill

Sixth Form Centre Manager

Mrs N Hunt

Teaching School Hub Administration Assistant 
Mrs H Hutchins-Morant

Teaching School Hub Administration Assistant

Mr P Johnston

Science Technician  

Mrs L Macdonnell

Workshop Technician

Mr S Mahoney

Workshop Technician

Mrs N Mistry

Finance Officer

Mrs C Morgan

Administrative Office Manager

Mrs M Morgan

Personnel Officer

Mrs L Orford


Mrs C Ponchaux

SEN Teaching Assistant
Miss C Reilly

Cover Supervisor/ Higher Level Teaching Assistant 
Mrs C Reynolds

Finance Assistant

Mrs C Rourke

Receptionist/School Administrator

Mrs L Skerratt

Director of Finance

Mr A Slaughter

IT Technician

Mrs J Slaughter

Attendance Manager

Mr G Stalmach

Assistant Caretaker

Mrs S Torrens


Mrs B Valand

Personnel Administrator

Mrs A Warde

Head of Careers  

Miss J Widdowson

Reprographics Assistant





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Teaching School Hubs Press Release

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Lawrence Sheriff School selected to take a leading role in the development of teaching and learning across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Lawrence Sheriff is one the 81 schools in England selected to be designated as a new teaching school hub.

The department of education has created 81 hubs across the country to provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career and to play a key role in teacher training.

Each hub, all of which will be operational from this September, will have its own defined geographical patch, serving around 250 schools each.

Retired Headteacher Dr Peter Kent commented: ‘we are delighted to be able to continue our work in this area, which began when we were designated as one of the country’s first teaching schools in 2012. We look forward to working with colleagues across all phases and sectors of education to address the challenges and opportunities of the coming years.


More information on Teaching School Hubs is available on : Teaching school hubs - GOV.UK (

More information on the Early Career Framework reforms is available on gov.ukEarly career framework reforms: overview - GOV.UK (

More information on the National Professional Qualifications reforms is available on gov.ukNational professional qualifications (NPQs) reforms - GOV.UK (

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