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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

09 July 2015

The Alban TSA Inaugural Conference

Saturday 26 September 2015 from 9.30 am - 3.00 pm.

22 June 2015

SJL presents the lower school musical

The Lion King JR - on 1st, 2nd and 3rd July.

20 May 2015

Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2015

Our excellent careers provision and Careers Fair at Sir John Lawes was recognised by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce last Thursday 14 May. Mrs Power, Head of Careers and Mrs Honour-Jones, Student Services Manager KS5, attended the formal Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards on behalf of the school as finalists in The Schools Award for Education in Employment.

13 May 2015

Rotary Club Awards

Our congratulations go to Miriam Quinn and Mike Grimwade-Mann whose selfless work in the community was awarded at the Harpenden Rotary Club Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 8 May. Miriam was recognised for her role leading and promoting all the various projects she has organised and run with the Oxfam and Eco-Schools Clubs at school, achieving the Rotary Young Citizen Award. Mike was recognised for his outstanding contributions to the Scouting movement and received the Bill Hewetson Memorial Prize.

13 May 2015

Mock Election 2015

Thursday 7th May saw millions across the nation take to the polling stations to vote in the General Election. Whilst the vast majority of SJL students could not themselves vote, their chance to partake in democracy on a momentous day for the nation was given in the Schools Mock Election.

20 April 2015

Try an Instrument Day - 9 May 2015

Did you know that learning an instrument improves your memory, maths and literacy, it promotes social skills, sharpens your concentration, relieves stress and is also a lot of fun?!

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