"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
11 December 2013
Bus arrangements for 20 December: E188 (Breachwood Green) – will be at school from 1.15pm. No return at the usual collection time. E176 (Kimpton) – will be at school from 12.30pm. No return at the usual collection time. UNO 657 – (public bus) – no change. HA1 – (public bus) – no change.
04 December 2013
We recognise the need to establish a fourth secondary school in Harpenden and wish to engage constructively with the process. As a result the three Harpenden secondary schools are working together with the Hertfordshire Free School Company on developing the education plan for a submission to the DfE to open a local secondary free school.
21 November 2013
School Direct places are available for September 2014 through Alban Federation, an ITT provider based in St Albans.
19 November 2013
This week has been Anti bullying week. Students have heard assemblies particularly about the issues surrounding ‘bystander bullying'. We are used to hearing talks that look at the characteristics of the bully or the victim, without realising that the bystander has a huge part to playing combating bullying.
25 October 2013
A reminder that year 7 students will shortly be taking part in the annual PGL trip to Little Canada, Isle of Wight. The trip will depart on Monday 4 November and return on Friday 8 November. We trust they will all have a wonderful time and look forward to hearing all about it upon their return!