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The books of the week are Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Read the first chapter of Extra Time: Watch Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns, discuss the book:


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Our amazing Year 7 team achieved so much today! We picked daffodils for the school reception desk. We watered the potatoes, broad beans, carrots and peas and and we also manged to sow melon, runner beans and baby corn! Thanks all!


We apologise, the links are now live on the website for our UCAS event.


Year 12 virtual UCAS Information Evening will be live on school website from 4pm today, including presentation from University of East Anglia on student finances.


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Lower School Play auditions for an open air production of The Grimm Tales in July begin next week! Check which night your year group is in action!#theatreinschools


Wonderful to see a return to lunchtime clubs, with year groups returning to activities in year groups. Delightful to hear and see the return of the Chamber Choir. PE Clubs Music Clubs full timetable to follow shortly


As restrictions begin to lift, remember to go offline and enjoy the present


Year 9 reminder: the deadline for the Year 9 Vaccinations consent form is THIS Friday 16 April 2021. Also, please make sure your child is wearing a vest or T-shirt under their uniform on Wednesday 21 April 2021.


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Chamber choir and Year 7 choir rehearsals back on tomorrow lunchtime! 🎶


PE lunchtime clubs are back! We are thrilled to be able to offer lunchtime clubs to students again, in their year groups. Find all the details on the SJL PE Instagram page or via school website.


Happy Vaisakhi to all our Sikh families.


Ramadan Mubarak! (Blessed Ramadan/ Happy Ramadan!) from the Library. See below some of the books we have related to Muslim people and culture, these are in the library so come and borrow them.


Ramadan Mubarak!


Year 10: online booking for Year 10 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments


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From the 12th April some of Arriva’s school bus duplicate services will be operated by coach companies. The coaches will not be able to accept any cash fare payments and will only accept pre – paid Arriva tickets.


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We are excited to have opportunities across the Trust for the new academic year. To join Scholars' in September 2021, apply now


Thought for the week: our global future


We look forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow. Remember face masks are still mandatory, don’t forget to put one out when getting your bag ready.


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SJL music ensembles are back!! (in year group bubbles) Concert Band for Yr12&13 after school tomorrow. 🎶 🎺 Tuesday lunchtime Year 10 choir.


Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.


Brilliant performance James!


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alert ⚠️ This we focus on Chatroulette; the platform that pairs random users via webcam. From X-rated content to stranger danger, parents need to take note. Desktop: Download app:


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. has written an open letter to young people thanking them for the way they have responded to the huge challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic. Read it here:


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A level Text in Performance duologue assessment was a real pleasure to see some brilliant acting and be back under the lights#theatrematters


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Immensely proud of the Scholars’ community, to our volunteers supporting student testing, staff for making the return to face to face lessons a smooth and supportive transition, and to our students for making us proud every day with their positive approach to learning. Thank you!


Thank you to the SJL community for supporting the return to school for our students this term, for all the hard work and dedication that has gone into online learning and the enthusiasm that students have returned to school with, to engage in their face to face lessons


Marking the end of term with the Lawes Lowdown


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An award-winning family festival in is going ahead after having to postpone from last year. The held at playing field, will take place on Saturday July 3. The mass karaoke phenomenon are headlining and a packed line up! 🎤


As we close the Spring Term, the house standings are very close with Mr Evans claiming the top spot with Austen House


Year 10 Parents’ Evening will be going ahead as a virtual event on Tuesday 27 April 2021, with consultations taking place online. Full details will be coming out today via EduLink.


End of term newsletter is out now...


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WOW! What a great afternoon in the today. We planted Pentland javelin first early potatoes in pots and raised beds, Purple haze carrots and Gladiator parsnips! Massive thanks to some superb Year 8 EcoGardeners! Proudly displaying our flag too


Would you like to get involved with supporting your local community? Then why not join the St Albans and Harpenden Youth Council every Monday


Well done to our eco gardeners, what a tremendous effort.


Vacancy: we are seeking a talented and effective Teacher of Spanish and French to join our successful MFL team for maternity cover. Apply now


The books of the week are Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth and The Lie by Helen Dunmore. Watch review of Running on the Roof of the World See Helen Dunmore introduce her book, The Lie


Outdoor clubs are on – sports hall clubs are not.


End of term reminder: School finishes at normal time this Friday 26 March 2021


We all have had to practice patience over this past year, remember things worth having are worth the wait

Sixth Form Open Evening 2021

For the health and safety of our school community we held a Virtual Post-16 Information Evening on Tuesday 12 January 2021.

Event Details

Our Virtual Information Evening consisted of a webinar presentation from our Head of Sixth Form and other key staff, providing an overview of life in the Sixth Form at Sir John Lawes and our application process.

Please find below presentations from staff and students for each of our subject areas.

How to apply

Welcome Address Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form

View our Sixth Form Prospectus

View our Performance Tables

A Level and KS5 BTEC Results 2020

Sixth Form Performance Tables GOV.UK*

*The Government announced it would not publish any school educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020.

Colleges and Apprenticeships

Welcome to Art

Students' view of Art & Design

Welcome to Biology

Biology A Level presentation

Students' view of Biology

Welcome to BTEC Business

Students' view of Business

Welcome to Chemistry

Students' view of Chemistry

Welcome to Computer Science

Computer Science A Level presentation

Students' view of Computing

Welcome to Drama

Students' view of Drama

Welcome to Economics

Students' view of Economics

Welcome to English

Students' view of English

Welcome to French

Students' view of French

Welcome to Geography

Students' view of Geography

Welcome to German

Students' view of German

Welcome to Graphics

Graphics A Level presentation

Students' view of Graphics

Welcome to History

Students' view of History

Welcome to Mathematics

Students' view of Mathematics

Students' view of Further Mathematics

Welcome to Media

Students' view of Media

Welcome to BTEC Media

For students' view, see Media

Welcome to Music

Students' view of Music

Welcome to Photography

Students' view of Photography

Welcome to PE

PE A Level presentation

Students' view of Sports & PE

Welcome to Physics

Students' view of Physics

Welcome to Product Design

Product Design A Level presentation

Students' view of Design & Technology

Welcome to Psychology

Psychology A Level presentation

Students' view of Psychology 

Welcome to RE

Students' view of Religious Studies

Welcome to Sociology

Students' view of Sociology

Welcome to Textiles

Students' view of Textiles

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