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Year 9 students have been honing their woodwork skills in Design and Technology class as they start the creation of a table lamp.


It was a pleasure to welcome our Yr12 students and parents in for our UCAS and Oxbridge information evening tonight. Advice and Guidance is a key part of our outstanding 6th form offer.


What a lovely way to work on their vocabulary.


Yesterday some of our Year 9 drama students headed into London to watch the West End production of Wicked - they will write a review and critical analysis of the show as part of their studies.


We are looking forward to welcoming Year 12 students and parents/carers to our UCAS Information Evening in the sports hall from 6.00pm.


A lively student-led debate happening in Year 9 Religious Studies class about gender differences and equality.


Some amazing books coming soon!


Trampolining Success Year 7 student Adam, recently competed in the National Trampoline and DMT League. He finished First place and took home a Gold Medal in the 9-13 Male category. A fantastic start to the competition season!


Year 7 were playing detectives in English class today - by acting out a murder mystery in preparation of writing their own murder mysteries later in the term.


What better way to kick off our summer term than a wonderful evening at our Jazz Night taking place next week with our talented musicians. Friday 26 April, starts at 7pm.Tickets available via ParentPay - £8 each.Cashless bar available.


Year 10 were making motors in physics lesson today using magnets and wire coil's, the hands-on activity deepened their learning experience and understanding of how motors work.


The Big One - Senior County Cup Football Final 🏆After an amazing season the Senior 1st XI play Bishop Stortford High School in the County Cup Final.We need you there 🫵KEY INFO:📆 Wednesday 24th April - 6pm Kick Off 📍Cheshunt Football Club, EN8 0RU🎟️Ticket Price: TBC


To celebrate National Scrabble Day, Ms Wildsmith has made an interactive game of Scrabble featuring mystery books! Come and have a go in the Library 📚


Term Date Reminder - Monday 15 April 2024 is an INSET day for staff, school will be closed to students.Tuesday 16 April - students return to school.Term dates can be found on the school website


New raised beds, just waiting for our weird and wonderful vegetable and flower seedlings to be planted! 🌱🌈🥕🍋🥒🌶️🫑


Students were fantastic this morning getting packed up and out early. About to take off on our first flight to Lisbon.


Yesterday we had a fantastic day walking around Sete Cidades crater lake, visiting coastal lava flows, lava caves and Ponte Delgada town.


A great day exploring today, starting with a forest trek with waterfalls and HEP dams followed by a dip in some geothermal pools!


Year 10 Geographers have arrived in Ponta Delgada, have had dinner and are settling into our rooms. Ready for a busy day sightseeing tomorrow.


Eid Mubarak to all our families in the SJL community celebrating this week!


Sport Tour 2024🇳🇱🏐A fantastic week of netball for the girls!A 3rd and 1st place result at the tournament shows how hard the girls have worked and have learned a lot this week. They should be very proud🥇🥉Well done to Aida and Lily, coaches players of the tournament 🏆


Sports Tour 24 - An amazing week of football comes to an end. The Yr9A team perform brilliantly in the tournament this afternoon - played 5, Won 3, Drew 1 and Lost 1. Crowing them ChampsThe Yr9B battled well in their games but didn’t have enough to podium. ⚽️


Sports Tour Update 24-Time to put the skills the girls have learnt into action🏐


Sports Tour 2024-Netball training is underway


Sports Tour 24 - Great first training session. Boys worked really hard and are ready for this evenings games vs Caesar FC and Rood Groen FC

Student Mental Health

At Sir John Lawes, we prioritise positive mental health within our school community, recognising the increasing importance of addressing student well-being. We actively promote emotional resilience, guiding students through the challenges of modern life.  Our commitment to supporting students' mental health is reflected in a robust pastoral system, encompassing Form Tutors, Heads of Year, and Student Service Managers. The ACE principle of ‘Care’ underscores our dedication to fostering a nurturing environment.

Our Life Skills and Core Enrichment curriculum integrates comprehensive coverage of mental health, empowering students with essential coping mechanisms and awareness. Through tutor time, we also delve into a spectrum of well-being issues.  To ensure relevance and effectiveness, we actively engage our student community by regularly surveying them on their needs and well-being. This proactive approach enables us to tailor our support initiatives to address the real-time concerns and aspirations of our students, creating a school environment that truly nurtures their mental and emotional well-being.

“Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, its still an illness, and there should be no distinction” Michelle Obama

If parents or students have concerns, we encourage them to reach out to their Form Tutor, SSM, or Head of Year. E-mail contacts are below:


Name Email

Mental Health Lead

Miss Woolrych

Deputy Mental Health Lead

Miss O'Brien

Head of Year 7

Mr Mason

Head of Year 8

Mr Bloxham

Head of Year 9

Mr Howard

Head of Year 10

Ms Marino

Head of Year 11

Miss Woolrych

Head of Sixth Form

Ms Calverley

Student Services Manager KS3

Mrs Button

Student Services Manager KS4

Mrs Beckett

Student Services Manager KS5

Mrs P Akhtar


Additional Support




Mrs Blackmore


Mrs Thomas

Wellbeing Room

Miss O'Brien


Mrs Hackwood

Art Wellbeing 

Miss Richardson 


Sir John Lawes School's First Aid for Mental Health Initiative

1 in 5 teens has had a serious mental health disorder at

some point in their life.

50% of all mental illnesses begin by age 14, and 75% by the mid-20s.


Data from Mental Health First Aid

My Oasis Toolkit

Sir John Lawes has created a dedicated well-being toolkit, ‘My Oasis’, which is accessible to students at any time, further reinforcing our commitment to their holistic development. 

Simply scan this QR code for access to the toolkit. 

Additionally, please explore the wealth of support links below.



Depression / Low Mood

Youth Talk

Young Minds

Students Against Depression

You can also speak to your GP

Eating Disorder


Telephone Helplines

  • Suicidal - call 999
  • Samaritans - are someone to talk to 24/7, 365 days a year call 116 123
  • Childline - is a confidential service for young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Call 0800 1111
  • CALM – for men aged 15+ 0800 585 858
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