Old Laurentian Society

For former pupils and staff of Lawrence Sheriff School

Formed in 1899, the Old Laurentian Society has four main aims:

  • to promote fellowship amongst old boys of Lawrence Sheriff School
  • to support educational achievement at Lawrence Sheriff School with charitable endowments, and to encourage the education of boys both in the classroom, on the playing field, and in other School activities
  • to support contact between the members of the Society through social and sporting activities
  • to promote contact between the Society and the Parents' Association of Lawrence Sheriff School
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At the AGM in June 2019 the presidency passed from Martin Valentine to Richard Wootton. The photo below shows Martin (left) handing over the "Badge of Office" - the President's Shooting Stick - to Richard.

From Richard:

It gave me immense pride and pleasure to accept the Committee's invitation to be President in June 2019 following in my Father's footsteps who was President in 1989 and served the Committee for over 50 years.

So a bit about me: Richard Wootton, school years 1971-78. I have lived in, or around, Rugby all my life and I'm still gainfully employed as a Bank Manager in Retail Banking. I have been connected to the Old Laurentian Rugby Club from my early years, and with the Presidency of the Society comes Honorary Presidency of The Rugby Club, of which I have always been a keen supporter although never a player, and I was delighted to be in office as the Club celebrated its Centenary in the 2019-20 Season.

I also serve on the Committees of The Laurentian Sports Club and the OLRFC Mini & Juniors which is a thriving section providing the Rugby talent of the future. Given the organic growth of the M&J's over its 11 years of existence, and the need for increased playing field space and improvements necessary with the Clubhouse facility, there are plans for a relocation that will serve both these objectives - more about this will be published in due course.

Laurentian Charitable Trust
The responsibility for delivering the Society's aims of providing sports facilities, and academic support, lies with our registered charity, the Laurentian Charitable Trust.

The trust is the owner of the Society's land and property at Fenley Field, and is responsible for maintaining and providing the sports facilities to each of the sports sections connected to the Old Laurentians (OLRFC, Rugby & East Warwickshire Hockey Club).

  • Fenley Field, Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, UK