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If you are thinking of taking up an instrument but not sure which one to choose, come along to our Try an Instrument Day - open to Year 6 students who have a place at SJL starting in September, plus any current SJL students in Years 7-9.


Reminder to Y10 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening closes tomorrow, 6 June at 6pm


Just Wow Toby Cherry clears a new PB of 2:03m at the weekend. So proud of this young man


Vacancy - we are seeking an enthusiastic IT/Media Support Technician to provide first line media and technical support. Apply now


Term Date - a reminder that next week is half term.Have an enjoyable break, we hope everyone has a chance to enjoy the sunshine. We look forward to seeing you all back Monday 5 June.


Our Year 10 Food Technology students enjoyed a masterclass with cookbook author and TV chef Theo Michaels - Theo helped the students to make burritos, including making the tortillas, whipping up a salsa and a variety of fillings, while offering tips and advice.


Alumni: What a first season with we are all so proud of you at SJL Your hard work and dedication is really paying off, you are an inspiration to all the young sports people at our school


Alumni: What a first season with we are all so proud of you at SJL . Your hard work and dedication is really paying off, you are an inspiration to all the young sports people at our school


60 of our best mathematicians from years 7 and 8 recently achieved SJL’s best ever Junior Maths Challenge results. In total they achieved 24 Gold medals, 20 Silver and 13 Bronze. The top 17 qualified for the follow on round in June. Well done year 7 and 8!


Our Year 9 Social Sciences students gained further insight into the world of politics when Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin & Harpenden, came to a Q&A session, giving our students the chance to ask many questions on a wide range of topics.


Our lovely rabbits and chickens now have fabulous new homes thanks to some Year 9 students who put two new wooden hutches together.


Following the visit last week from TV journalist and presenter Martine Croxall our Media Studies students began creating their own news story as part of . Take a look at the full news broadcast here


This week students will be discussing the benefits of 'reading' and the word 'intertextuality' (when a new text is connected to & influenced by previous texts).“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr Seuss


We're throwing it back to last week's Year 10 Music Showcase - what an amazing evening!


Reminder to Y10 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening opens tomorrow, 23 May, at 6pm


Year 9 Social Science students have been busy filming a Political Party Campaign as part of their politics module - creating their own party and developing their own policies.


Good luck to our Year 12 students who will be out on work experience this week. Please do all that you can to make the most of your week and enjoy the experience. We look forward to hearing all about it.


A celebration of alliums waiting to be cut and placed on reception


Everyone is in and cooking!


Alumni: So proud of this young man! Clubman of the year at Verulamians RFC after a brilliant season with some 1st Team Rugby experience. Keep it up Matty you are an inspiration to so many


Amazing creativity on display as Year 10 art students develop ideas for their final piece of work as part of their portrait project.


Our Year 12 Economy students gained insight into the day-to-day life of an economist with a brilliant talk by Bank of England Senior Economist Gosia Goralczyk. Our students gained a greater understanding about the function of the Bank of England to monitor financial stability.


Highlights from the second half of the Spring term, including the ski trip to Saas-Fee in Switzerland, Austen's Got Talent and the visit to Montpellier for our Year 10 students studying French. Presented and produced by SJL Media Faculty.


Last weekend Harry competed in the East of England Regional Swimming Championships. He came: 7th in U14 100m Butterfly 6th in U14 400m Individual Medley 1st in U14 200m Butterfly He swam fantastically - achieving personal best times in both the heat and final.


A fun interactive quiz using iPad's for Year 8 students in their RE lesson, helping to strengthen their learning about different religions.


Sportsman and Sportwoman 2020 announced

Posted on 18/12/2020

Sports evening 2020

As we are all painfully aware it has been a very difficult year for us all and not least for our hundreds of amazing students who regularly participate in sports clubs and teams and represent the school so often and so well. Our sports performers have found the limitations and restrictions particularly frustrating but many have continued to work hard independently where they have been unable to join their teams.  Despite the reduced timetable of competition and events we are still very proud to be able to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements and dedication of two particular students during 2019-2020.

Hannah, Y10 and Alfie, Y12 our SJL Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year for 2020!

Sportswoman 2020 Sportsman 2020


Hannah is one of those incredible students who not only seems to be a very good all-round sports performer but she also excels in specific areas.

Hannah truly embodies the characteristics we value so highly as a sports woman. She is dedicated, determined, hard-working, resilient and disciplined. She has needed all of these qualities to be so successful in her swimming and, in addition to this Hannah is a real team player.

Hannah has shown great resilience during lockdown and despite the disappointment of not competing she has continued to train hard to maintain her fitness and was one of the first to get back in the water resorting to open water swimming as soon as she was able.

It is that type of dedication, hard work, resilience and team spirit that has led to Hannah Brooke becoming SJL sportswoman of the Year 2020!

Congratulations Hannah!


Alfie finally and deservedly gets his hands on this coveted and prestigious award. One of the top 5 contenders in every year since he arrived at SJL Alfie is the true embodiment of an all-rounder but one who also attains incredibly high standards in specific areas, namely football and athletics.

Sportsmen like Alfie don’t come along every year but when they do it is instantly exciting for the school and in particularly the PE department as we get to watch and marvel in the attitude, approach, skill and success that their performances bring. The last five years have been a delight and although this year has been restricted we were still able to enjoy some more outstanding performances from Alfie in the heights of the Senior Football team and we look forward to the resumption of play not least to see our 2020 Sportsman of the Year back in action as soon as possible.

Congratulations Alfie you are SJL’s Sportsman of the Year 2020.


Mr Battersby, Head of PE

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