Welcome to our
Virtual Open Evening

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all prospective students of Laurus Ryecroft and their parents/carers. I am sorry that we are unable to physically welcome you into school this year, but I do hope that the video and other information below will give you a flavour of what it means to become a member of our school community. The online experience could never replicate a face to face meeting, however, we hope it gives an insight to the vision for our students, our passion for teaching and our commitment to success.

At Laurus Ryecroft we have built a school community we are very proud of, a school community where students and staff achieve amazing things. These accomplishments are possible due to excellent behaviour, dedicated study and hard work.

We are unashamedly academic. This means that we take academic success, progress and achievement incredibly seriously. We also recognise that academic success alone is not enough. We therefore provide an extensive electives programme that all students take part in after school. As well as this we enhance the curriculum further through visiting speakers, trips and residentials.

I hope the information below assists you with the difficult decision of choosing a secondary school. Thank you for taking time to look through it. If you do choose us, I promise that we will work as hard as we can, in partnership with you, to attain the very highest standards of education and welfare for your child. If we can be of any further help please do not hesitate to contact us at school.

Mr M Vevers, Head of School

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The Laurus Trust Vision

The Laurus Trust’s vision is for every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.

Together with an unashamedly academic approach to education, this vision is embraced by all Trust schools and is underpinned by four key cornerstones. These are:

  • Academic Aspiration – we want our students to be curious and develop a thirst for knowledge.
  • Competition and Physical Endeavour – we want students to approach competition with optimism and vitality.
  • Culture, Creativity and Rhetoric – alongside academic success, we passionately believe in the importance of education in its broadest sense and we ensure the fullest participation in art, music and drama.
  • Leadership and Service – we place great importance on both leadership and participation and encourage students to take on roles of responsibility.


Our outstanding teachers have high expectations of all students, from our youngest reception pupils to our sixth formers, and our young people, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities or who are supported by Pupil Premium, make rapid and sustained progress. Indeed, we believe that socially disadvantaged students should receive the same education as those in the best private schools and our curriculum structure is based on students developing a core body of knowledge.

In this positive learning environment, students’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. Staff and students are unreservedly positive about both behaviour and safety.

By taking advantage of everything a Laurus school can offer our young people we aim to ensure that they can all open the door to the future of their choice.

‘The magic of this job is when you see those young adults opening up that envelope on results day. It’s seeing the results of all that hard work by the staff, the students and the parents’ – Laurus Trust CEO Linda Magrath

Admissions Information

You must apply for a place using the local authority online form. The deadline is 31st October 2020 for a September 2021 place in Year 7. Laurus Ryecroft does not have a catchment area. If a tie-break is required those living closest to the school will have priority. Please visit our Admissions page for more information.


House System

At Laurus Ryecroft we operate a House system which comprises four houses and students are allocated a house when they join us in Year 7. Our inter-house competitions are great fun and we’re always keen to see which house has amassed the most points. Find out all about our House system by clicking here.



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