"Individual students are challenged, supported and encouraged; they comment that they feel valued and consider themselves fortunate to attend the school. The students’ personal development and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are outstanding." – Ofsted
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
02 February 2016
SJL students will be making the news for real on 10 March 2016 as they take part in BBC News School Report. We will aim to publish the news by 1600 GMT on News Day, so watch this space for further details.
14 January 2016
Many congratulations go to our Year 13 students who were successful in receiving an offer from Oxford or Cambridge University:
17 December 2015
On Monday, 14th December, we held our Awards Evening at St. Mary’s Church in Luton. This annual celebration of excellence across a range of curricular and extra-curricular areas was ably compered by our senior prefect team. We were also fortunate enough to have Professor Anthony Grayling as our visiting speaker this year. Anthony Grayling, Master of the New College of the Humanities and a Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, is also a philosopher, broadcaster, journalist, human rights campaigner and author. During his thought-provoking speech, Professor Grayling encouraged us to consider how the civilising qualities that make us good at school are also qualities that make us good at life: taking note of the world around us, conversing with others about all the interesting things we are exposed to, and being attentive and discerning about what we read and hear. Sound advice for all at SJL!
30 September 2015
See below the key dates for this academic year. Please note the Occasional Day has been changed to Friday 27 November (as detailed in the end of term newsletter) also note the 4-day return following Easter Monday.
23 September 2015
Sir John Lawes is a school that tackles so many different issues that affect young people,and this week we turned our attention to body image and self-esteem . On Wednesday, Mrs Honour-Jones and I were invited as panellists to ASOS HQ to take part in an event set up by the Diana Award launching the '#MySenseOfSelf' campaign. As part of the panel (which also included Sinitta, Rebecca Craven (actress) and Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award.) we were asked various questions about Self Esteem and body image- do body confidence issues just affect girls? Can anything be done to tackle these issues? What impact do you think the celebrity industry has had on young people and their body confidence?