The “Old Laurentians” is a society for former pupils and staff of Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby, Warwickshire.The Society aims to:

  • Foster the spirit of comradeship amongst the old boys of the School
  • Interest itself in furthering educational achievement at the School
  • Encourage education at the School both in the class-room and on the playing field
  • Promote contact between the members of the Society through social and sporting activities
  • Promote contact with the Parents’ Association of the School
If you left school without joining the society it is not too late. Please contact the honorary secretary by email at oldlaurentiansociety@gmail.com for further information.
 Over the Christmas period our Chairman, Paul Simpson, passed away and I promised in the newsletter that funeral arrangements would be posted here. Paul was a very private man who hated funerals so his life will be celebrated at the Old Laurentians Club , Fenley Field, Bilton,  Rugby CV22 7QT on Friday 26th January 2018 commencing at 3.30pm. All who knew him are welcome to join us in his favourite place.
Sadly we have also seen the passing of John Essam over the Christmas period. He was a true Old Laurentian having attended school from 1961 to 1968. He liked the place so much he came back to teach from 1973 until 2009. He was a prefect and captained the first teams at rugby and cricket. His funeral will take place at St Botolph’s Church, Newbold on 23rd January 2018 at 2pm.
We have an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society at the Old Laurentians Club , Fenley Field, Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton, Rugby on 24th January 2018 commencing at 8pm. The sole purpose of the meeting is to pass a resolution to incorporate the society and to register as a charity. All society members are welcome to attend. The bar will be open.