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Head over to Art’s Instagram page for details of this year’s Spring Challenge


A tremendous welcome to those joining the SJL community as part of Year 7 class of 2021


Thought for the Week: how can we challenge bullying?


Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

School allocations for children transferring to a secondary or upper school in September 2021 are released tomorrow. Allocation emails will be sent after 2pm and letters will be posted first class on Monday 1 March


Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 13: after learning about the importance of phytoplankton in the marine carbon cycle, chec out the current phytoplankton bloom around the UK.


Here are a couple of at home self care ideas to try this weekend


Retweeted From ORA Singers

Frank Santeugini 15, Chiswick (West London Free School) Hattie Twigger-Ross 16, Guildford (George Abbot School) Phoebe Wakefield 17, Welwyn Garden City (Sir John Lawes School) Congratulations to all! 🎉🎉🎉


⭐️ Congratulations Phoebe, picked as an apprentice for the choral composition programme ⭐️


We’ll be here when you get back and we cannot wait to see you! Enjoy the weekend and please follow the rules


National Careers Week, supporting students to make the right choices or a bright future


This week’s newsletter is out now...


Today’s answer: they are the same! Well done to everyone who guessed it correctly.


Next week sees the 10th anniversary of the National Careers Week Check out our dedicate page on the school website, for career news including updated Virtual Employer Encounters section


The books of the week are Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cotrell Boyce, The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan, and The Martian by Andy Weir! Watch Tom Fletcher read some of Sputnik Read the opening of The Weight of Water


Aimed at Year 12 students, will be running three webinars designed to support students as they start thinking about their post-18 options


With university open days on hold, the Virtual Fair will be returning on 17 March 2021 to help students from Years 11, 12 and 13 explore their post 18 option


A pictorial puzzle for today, sponsored by We will post the answer later today


Catastrophic thoughts are more likely to take over when a person is tired and stressed, remember to practice self-care


Vacancy: SJL are seeking an enthusiastic Mathematics Teacher to join their highly skilled mathematics faculty. To apply: 🗒 Full/Part Time 🗒 NQTs welcome 🗒 First-rate professional development programme


Today’s riddle answer: drop the ‘s’ to make seven > even. Well done to everyone who guessed it correctly.


Year 8: online booking for Year 8 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Wednesday, 24 February 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments


The SJL animals are enjoying the spring sunshine above school today, as Mr Evans welcomes two new additions to our animal conservation area.


A riddle from our Student Services Team. We will post the answer later today


Just two weeks until the deadline... closing date Monday, 8 March 2021.


Calendar reminder: upcoming INSET day Friday, 12 March 2021. School will be closed to all students.


Thought for the Week: Integrity


We are proud to present to you the Year 9 virtual Music Showcase, put together by the SJL year 9 music students


A slightly different Lawes Lowdown to mark the end of the first half term of 2021, including a unique competition


Retweeted From SJLScience

We have spoken or will speak about this in Year 7 science. An excellent little activity if you have some spare time at home over half term or a weekend


Retweeted From National Online Safety

With in the spotlight, we wanted to re-share our guide. What is the chat website that everybody is talking about and how can parents & carers prevent potential risks to their children? Download for free >>


Retweeted From SJLdrama

West End Workshops — WestWay School of Performing Arts ....these look brilliant and reasonably priced! And there’s a Hamilton one!!#theatrematters


Here are a couple of at home self care ideas to try this half term


Do not forget composition and song writing competition is open until Monday, 8 March 2021


As we wait for the next government announcement remember we will get through this together. “Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” Ryunosuke Satoro Enjoy half term and please follow the rules


Year 8: parents’ evening will be going ahead as a virtual event on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, with consultations taking place online. Full details will be coming out today via EduLink.


This week’s newsletter is out now...


Today’s answer to the mathematical problem = 3 Well done to everyone who guessed it correctly.


Term dates reminder: next week is Spring half term (Monday 15 - Friday 19 February 2021). All the term dates, including next academic year 2021-2022, are on the school website


Books of the week are The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett and Malamander by Thomas Taylor! Read the first 30 pages of Malamander here: Read the opening of The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett here: (just click open preview)


Competition has been extended until Sunday, 21 February 2021

Exam Information

The following pages contain key information for students taking public exams. If students/parents have any queries or concerns, please phone, or see the Examinations Officer.

Eileen Kelly, Examinations Officer

Exam information for candidates

Exam dates

Autumn 2020

A level exams will be timetabled between Monday 5 October - Friday 23 October 2020

GCSE exams will be timetabled between Monday 2 November - Friday 23 November 2020

GCSE English Language exams will take place on

  • Monday 2 November AM Paper 1
  • Wednesday 4 November AM Paper 2

GCSE Maths exams will take place on

  • Tuesday 3 November AM Paper 1
  • Thursday 5 November AM Paper 2
  • Monday 9 November AM Paper 3

An exam re-sit request form is to be completed and returned to the Exams Officer by the dates shown on the form to ensure late fees are not incurred.

Exam re-sit request form Autumn 2020


LIBF Exam Dates

LIBF examination dates 2020-2021

Exam timetables

External examinations

Individual timetables will be issued to students and parents/carers by the end of the Spring Term by which time, arrangements will have been confirmed for students who have a clash of exams ie 2 exams or more, scheduled for the same time.

If there are any further timetable amendments you will receive a final timetable near the beginning of the Summer term.

Internal examinations 2020-2021

Year 11 internal examinations

Year 11 internal examinations timetable

Year 13 internal/external  examination student letter

Year 13 BTEC diploma student letter

Year 13 internal/external examination timetable

Examination results collection

Unable to collect in person

If you are unable to collect in person, you can do one of the following:

  • Provide the Exams Officer with an A4 stamped addressed envelope with a 1st class LARGE letter stamp affixed, by the end of term (Friday, 16 July 2021) and your results will be posted to you.  Please be aware that exam board regulations state that results can only be posted on results day itself so you may not receive your results until a few days after result publication, dependent on the postal system. OR
  • Provide the Exams Officer with written permission for someone else to collect your results on your behalf, complete the collection of results permission form below. The permission form must be handed in when the results are collected and your nominated representative (and that includes a parent) will require a form of identification (eg passport, driving licence). Please note that exam results are not provided over the phone, or by text or email under any circumstances.

Collection of results permission form

Post result service

These documents contain the Post Result Services available to students (Reviews of Marking and Access to Scripts).


This section contains:

  • The Post-Result Candidate Consent form which must be signed by the student for all Post-Results Services (Reviews of Marking and Access to Scripts)
  • GCSE Deadlines and Fees List
  • GCE A Level/AS Level/BTEC Deadlines and Fees List

NO CHEQUES OR CASH will be accepted for any of these services.  Fees must be paid in advance of the deadline via ParentPay if Year 12 or below, or directly to the school bank account if ex Year 13.

All consent forms MUST be returned directly to the Exams Office.


GCSE post results service candidate consent form

GCSE deadlines and fees

GCE A-Level

GCE A-Level post results service candidate consent form

GCE A-Level deadlines and fees


From early December, students who have left the school, can collect their certificates from the school reception  (between 8.30am-4pm) and you must have some photographic ID with you. Alternatively you can nominate someone to collect them on your behalf, but you must complete the Collection of Exam Certificates Permission Form and give to your nominated person.

Collection of certificates permission form


Lost/Replacement Certificates

The school is required to keep certificates for a period of one year after issue.  If you do not collect your certificates within this time or you lose your certificates they can only be replaced by applying directly to the awarding bodies.  Visit awarding body websites for the services and costs for lost/replacement certificates. 

Please follow the process outlined within this link

GOV.UK replacement exam certificate

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