St Laurence School is a comprehensive academy for 11-18 year olds in the historic Wiltshire town of Bradford on Avon. The school was formed in 1980 when Fitzmaurice Grammar and Trinity Secondary Modern schools merged.
After aerial photographs indicated the remains of a Roman villa underneath the school's sports fields, excavations in 2003 uncovered Roman floor mosaics and a stone structure. In hot dry weather the outline of the villa can be seen in the grass.
In a circle surround by stone setts, outside of the main building sit three majestic London Plane trees – leaning in unison in the path of a natural wind tunnel. In 2004 (when our guarantee was 10 years) we installed resin bound paving around the trees, creating a substantial tree pit.
Due to extreme leaning of the trees, caused by the wind tunnel, the resin bound paving was becoming displaced around the tree roots.