About Us

St Nicholas and St Laurence School provides an outstanding, ambitious and exciting education in a nurturing, family environment. At the heart of all we do are our Christian values – the 7Cs. We support the children to be Confident, Caring, Courteous, Conscientious, Communicative, Co-operative and Considerate.

Everybody, staff and pupils alike, are encouraged and guided to be the best they can be and to aim high in all that they do.

We were delighted to be awarded Arts Mark Gold in April 2015, an ‘Outstanding’ judgement for Christian Distinctiveness in April 2015 and Ofsted’s ‘Outstanding’ judgement, in ALL areas, in June 2015. All of these incredible achievements are down to the hard work and commitment shown by the staff and pupils.

We were given just one key issue in our Ofsted report – ‘To increase the opportunities for senior and middle leaders to share their excellent practice widely, both locally and across the local authority’. Never complacent, we all continually strive to improve.

The secret of our success is summed up in our mission statement

“Together we hope”

“Together we love”

“Together we learn”

Our Happy Children

St Nicholas and St Laurence Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is set in extensive grounds, off the Dorchester Road in Broadwey, Weymouth, Dorset. It is located with the Wey Valley Sports College and the Wyvern specialist School.

Facilities include a large hall, library, ICT suite, two playgrounds with a range of equipment, and shaded areas for picnic lunches and protection from the sun in the summer. There is a fenced wildlife garden and pond and a large playing field.

There are approximately 210 children in school at present. Our school enjoys very close links with all the churches within the parishes of Bincombe with Broadwey, Upwey and Buckland Ripers. We benefit from the advice and support of the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education.

A Christian approach is applied throughout the curriculum. Religious Education is a curriculum subject and this reflects the Christian foundation of the school. An Act of Worship takes place in school every day, either as a whole or in smaller groups