Twitter Wall


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

Careers Day

Careers photo


On Tuesday 19 March 2024, we were delighted to welcome Councillor Fiona Gaskell, The Town Mayor of Harpenden and Claire Robins OBE, Chief Executive Officer at The Scholars’ Educations Trust, to our annual Careers Day.  The aim of the day is to educate our Year 12 students on the full array of opportunities available to them post A Level including School Leaver Apprenticeship Programmes and Graduate Schemes.

This is by far the largest event of its type in our local area and over the course of the day over 900 students from Sir John Lawes School, Schools within the Scholars’ Education Trust including Samuel Ryder Academy, Robert Barclay Academy, Priory Academy and Longdean School, plus our neighbouring partner schools including St George’s School and Roundwood Park School were in attendance.

Careers Day included over 70 businesses across the day giving employer talks in the morning and filling the Sports Hall to capacity in the afternoon during our Careers Fair, offering students specific information on post A Level career opportunities within their own companies. Students attending the Careers Day learn about a vast range of career options, with some also securing invaluable work experience and contacts for their futures.

This was the eighth year of the event and each time the day surpasses all our expectations attracting a high calibre and diverse range of local, national and international companies, with more employers than ever becoming involved this year. 

'It is a fantastic opportunity to have so many of the top graduate employers here at SJL, giving bespoke advice and guidance to our students. This is a real jewel in our careers advice and guidance programme and we are very thankful of the companies for giving up their time and expert knowledge. It was great to see so many SJL students benefitting from this day.'

Philip Newbery, Headteacher

Careers Day Video 


Thanks to the many organisations who supported the Careers Day:

AD Practice Ltd

Alban Teaching Schools Hub

Amazing Apprenticeships




Balfour Beatty

Ballistic Moon Ltd



Bedfordshire NHS

British Army




Communities 1st

Costa Coffee

Cyber Choices


Everyone Active


Harpenden Dental Centre

Harper Collins Children’s Books

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue

Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Hertfordshire Police

HHJ Geoff Payne

Hillier Hopkins

Inflow Media



Jones Lang LaSalle

Keystone Law

LB Sound Design



Love Productions


Mercer & Hole

Metis Consulting


National Film & Television School




Picture Shop

Rayden Solicitors

Richard Washbrooke Photos

Rothamsted Research

Roots Federation

Royal Air Force

Royal Navy and Royal Marines


Services for Young People

Sky Studios Elstree

Slanting Arrow Limited

Taylor Walton

The Athena Network

The Hershey Company

The Like Me CIC

The Project Box

TJX Europe

TRL Software

University of Hertfordshire

University of Portsmouth



WM Morrison Supermarkets Ltd




Our students had spent considerable time researching the companies attending and this was really appreciated by the employers, many of whom commended our students for their knowledge, the quality of questions they asked and the professional way in which they conducted themselves.  In fact, once again many have secured much sought after relevant work experience and contacts to support their future aspirations.


Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now