"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
12 September 2014
There will shortly be 4 vacancies for Parent Governors at Sir John Lawes School. If you would like to stand for election please complete and return your form to reception by 3.30pm on Monday, 29 September 2014. Further details and a nomination form can be accessed using the link below.
04 September 2014
We are delighted to announce that SJL has been awarded the Secondary Geography Quality Mark (SGQM) in recognition of excellence in teaching and learning in geography.
15 July 2014
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
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
Please visit the Harpenden Secondary Free School website using the link below for an important update regarding progress on this major project.