"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
16 September 2016
See below our key dates for this academic year. A more detailed calendar can be found from the link on the home page.
19 July 2016
Sir John Lawes School always tries to provide its students with opportunities for personal and educational enrichment through a varied programme of residential trips. These trips support the curriculum and try to encompass most departments.
16 May 2016
We are pleased to announce our new Senior Prefect team. Pictured below, from left to right are Tom Pigram, Head Boy, Emily Evans, Head Girl, Marco Ghelfi, Deputy Head Boy and Shivani Patel, Deputy Head Girl. They will assume their duties in June, following their AS Exams and we wish them all the best for what will be undoubtedly a very busy year!
14 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
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.