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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

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.

12 February 2016

SJL's Smashing Swimmer

Reese Housden 9L wins every one of his individual races and smashes his personal best in 10 events, making him Herts County age group winner for the 5th year running. Full report below.

08 February 2016

Recruitment Campaign

Are you a qualified teacher and interested in bringing your skills back to the classroom?

08 February 2016

Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review

Last week Challenge Partners were in school carrying out a quality assurance review. We are delighted with the outcome. Please click on the link below to view the full report.

14 January 2016

A Record Oxbridge Year

Many congratulations go to our Year 13 students who were successful in receiving an offer from Oxford or Cambridge University:

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