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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

16 January 2015

SJL school skirt consultation

Please follow the link below for details:

19 December 2014

Year 8 supporting the local Food Bank

For the past 2 weeks the year 8 team have been collecting food to support our local Food Bank.

19 December 2014

Inset day reminder

A reminder that Monday 5 January is an Inset day and school will be closed.

19 December 2014

Emergency closures

In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to close the school during normal hours. In these instances i.e. due to severe weather conditions, we shall inform parents by the following means:

21 November 2014

Debate Club News

It has been a big week for the upper school debate club! Year 12 students, Rory Glass and Jenna Verkroost took part in the Cambridge Schools Debating Competition and Max Jenner and James Stebbings competed in an annual debate against local schools hosted by MP Peter Lilley.

05 November 2014

They Shall Grow Not Old

As part of Remembrance week, SJL's Drama department, along with a cast of 25 students from years 10 – 13, will take part in a unique production titled They Shall Grow Not Old. The production, to commemorate the First World War centenary, will take place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 November in the school hall at 7pm. Please come along and support this event - all are welcome! Adults £6 concessions £4. All proceeds will go to The Royal British Legion and the Red Cross. Please see further details from the link below.

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