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A very warm welcome

Welcome to the Sir John Lawes website. For over 70 years Sir John Lawes School has been delivering an outstanding education for all students in our care and I hope within these pages you will discover something of how we combine the best of traditional values with the very latest in teaching methods and technologies.

Our National Teaching School status reflects the importance we place on recruiting and developing the very highest-quality staff in all areas of the organisation. Our 4th consecutive Artsmark Gold award demonstrates the emphasis we place on creativity for all students and our position as a National Support School, shows how strongly we believe in sharing good practice to bring about school improvement.

We are also very aware of our responsibilities to the wider community and awards such as our Oxfam Lead School status are evidence of our students’ awareness of the role they play as global citizens.

Claire Robins, Headteacher

Latest News

26 May 2016

School Uniform for September 2016 - reminder

A reminder to parents of students currently in years 8-10 that as of 5 September 2016 the old A-line style skirt will no longer be SJL uniform and must not be worn to school.

18 May 2016

Art and Textiles GCSE Exhibition

Thursday 19 May from 5 - 8 pm. More information below - all are welcome so do come along if you can.

16 May 2016

Congratulations to our new Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputies

We are pleased to announce our new Senior Prefect team. Pictured below, from left to right are Tom Pigram, Head Boy, Emily Evans, Head Girl, Marco Ghelfi, Deputy Head Boy and Shivani Patel, Deputy Head Girl. They will assume their duties in June, following their AS Exams and we wish them all the best for what will be undoubtedly a very busy year!

09 May 2016

Exam Results Collection - Summer 2016

Arrangements for collecting GCSE/GCE results – summer 2016

14 March 2016

BBC School Report - 10 March 2016

SJL students made the news for real on 10 March 2016 when they took part in BBC News School Report.

12 February 2016

Teach in Herts Recruitment Fair 2016

Herts for Learning will be hosting its annual Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday 19th March 2016 at Hertfordshire Development Centre at Robertson House in Stevenage SG1 2FQ.

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