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"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

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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

15 July 2014

End of term bus arrangements

Bus arrangements for Friday 18 July as follows: Barton Coach Company E188 – will be at school at 12.45pm, Britannia E176 – will be at school at 12.30pm, Uno 657 – no change to public timetable, Centrebus HA1 – no change to public timetable.

12 June 2014

SJL Student wins Corpus Christi College Science Prize 2014

Congratulations to Will Greaves, Year 12, who has been named the joint-winner of the Corpus Christi College (Oxford) 2014 Science Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

11 June 2014

Update re the new Secondary School for Harpenden

Please visit the Harpenden Secondary Free School website using the link below for an important update regarding progress on this major project.

30 April 2014

Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review

We are delighted with the outcome of our recent Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review. Please follow the link below for further details.

29 April 2014

Harpenden Secondary Free School - Important announcement for all parents of primary school age

During the couple of months since the successful public meetings there has been considerable and substantial progress in developing the proposal. The three existing secondary schools have been working very effectively together, partnered and supported by the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research.

02 April 2014

SJL student wins Google Creative Technology Prize

Congratulations to Toran Sharma who won the Google Creative Technology Prize at the Big Bang Fair at the NEC, Birmingham recently.

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