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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

17 October 2014

Parent Governor Elections

The outcome of the ballot count is detailed below.

14 October 2014

Secondary Transfer Evening 2014

Please use the link below to view excerpts from the Headteacher's speech.

24 September 2014

Buses timetable change

The E176 and E188 buses will be amending their collection time on the day of Open Evening (7 October) to 12.30pm. They will NOT be returning at 3.30pm.

04 September 2014

New Geography Award for SJL

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.

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.

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