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Notice: Please be aware that our Year 7 French trip departs from school tomorrow at 8.30am, please keep the bus bay on Sauncey Avenue clear so the coach can arrive and park from 8am. Many thanks.


Students from our Oxfam group have been busy giving assemblies to Year 7, Year 8 and Year 12 - talking about the difference between equality and equity, the incredible work of Oxfam and the fundraising and awareness activities of the SJL Oxfam group.


This week Austen House are hosting Austen's Got Talent at lunchtime - a chance for students to showcase their talents in a bid to win coveted house points. We've seen some incredible talent from singing to comedy, dancing to musical renditions and so much more!


Last week we were proud to be a part of the Student Climate Change & Sustainability Conference day at . Students listened to a variety of speakers and took part in engaging activities. It was a truly inspiring day!


Today we welcomed Year 5 students from High Beeches Primary School who took part in a debating workshop learning the art of discussion and persuasion. The children were really enthusiastic and came up with some fantastic ideas! Thank you for coming to visit.


Lots of investigating happening in Year 7 science class using universal indicator to find out the pH balance of different household substances - matching the colour change to their pH balance colour scale.


Fabulous to see the incredible success of ex SJL students - helping to inspire current students.


Year 8 were tasked with choosing a famous building to master their drawing and painting skills using biro and watercolour - so many amazing pieces of art being created!


Leadership opportunities play a vital role in the development of our students and we are delighted to introduce our new student leadership team - Aryan and Ria as Head Students, ably assisted by Madeleine, James, Lily and Emma.


A fantastic day taking place at our Sustainability Conference!


With a nod to Cadbury's 200 year anniversary, some of our Year 8 students have been tasked with designing their own chocolate bar in D&T graphics class . This week they have been working on creating their own fonts.


Fantastic talk by from the Ministry of Eco Education and the Green Britain Foundation engaging our pupils on issues of Change and


We are very privileged to have a variety of great presenters leading our workshops this morning at our Change and Conference


We are looking forward to a great day discussing how we can safeguard the future of our planet at the Annual Sustainability Conference. The day was introduced by our CEO, Claire Robins.


We are really excited to collaborate withSt Albans Greener Together who chose to showcase SJL as an example of a sustainable school - take a look at their fabulous video. #SJLproud


Preparations are underway for some Year 7 and Year 8 students taking part in our next 'Have you met...?' event on Tuesday 18 June from 3.30pm-4.30pm in the School Hall. They spent time with student leaders to discuss ideas for their individual displays.


Annual Sports Team Photos will be taken today. All students that have represented SJL teams should come to school in PE kit today (no uniform required) P1 Year 7; P2 Year 8; P3 Year 9; P4 Year 10


On World Environment Day our Eco Garden Club have been making use of an old butler sink to create an 'alpine trough' - with gorgeous plants found naturally below the snow and above the tree line.#GenerationRestoration


Reminder to Year 12 parents that online Parents’ Evening is taking place this evening.


Year 8 students in Food Technology were transported to Italy with the aroma of their incredible ragu and pasta dishes - brilliant cooking skills!


Amazing results, well done, great teamwork!


Yesterday some of our students enjoyed a workshop run by a team of software engineers from - the students undertook a project which focused on the creative and planning aspects of designing software solutions for modern world challenges.


DigiTech Live - for anyone in a teaching profession this is such a great opportunity to find out more about educational technology.


Year 8 students were experimenting with different lighting and sound effects to create audience suspense in the gothic horror pieces they were creating.


Reminder - Year 8 ImmunisationsYear 8 students please wear a short sleeved school shirt or a vest underneath a long sleeved school shirt in preparation for immunisations tomorrow.

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.


Exam information for candidates

Exam timetables

Year 12 Financial Studies - TBC 

Year 10 Internal Examinations Timetable - TBC

Year 12 Internal Examinations Timetable - TBC


Summer 2024 Public Examinations

The summer examinations will commence from Thursday 9 May 2024 until Wednesday 19 June 2024. Students must be available up to and including Wednesday 26 June 2024, as this has been determined as the contingency date. 

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

GCSE Exam Timetable Summer 2024

AS, A Level and BTEC Exam Timetable Summer 2024

Examination results collection

Arrangements for Collecting Results – Summer 2024
Collection in person for Years 13 and 11 only

Exam results can be collected on the dates below:

  • A Levels and BTEC – Thursday 15 August 2024
  • Year 13 results – Available from 8.00am to 10.00am
  • GCSE – Thursday 22 August 2024
  • Year 11 results – Available between 8.30am to 10.30am

Years 10 and 12 students please do not come into school to collect your results. Results will be issued online via EduLink to students only.

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 (Thursday, 20 July 2023 midday) 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. 
  • 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 services

For detailed information about the different post results services offered by exam boards, please read pages 16/17 of the Exam Guidance.

Post-Results Services - GCSE/GCE A-Level/AS Level/BTEC

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 Information
  • A Level/AS Level/BTEC Deadlines and Fees Information

NO CHEQUES OR CASH will be accepted for any of these services

Payment of fees must be made before the service is actioned and in advance of the deadline.

Payment can be made via the Exams tab on ParentPay if students are staying at SJL or directly to the school bank account for leavers (Years 13 and 11)

All completed and signed candidate consent forms MUST be returned to the Exams Office

GCSE Post Results Services: Deadlines and Fees Information

A Level/AS Level/Level 3 BTEC Post Results Services: Deadlines and Fees Information

Summer 2022 Candidate Consent Form


For the academic year 2022-2023

A Level/BTEC Certificates are issued to students at a presentation evening held in December.  If students are unable to attend the presentation evening, certificates can be collected in person from the school or by a nominated representative with a completed Collection of Certificates Permission Form.

GCSE Certificates can be collected at Sir John Lawes reception from December in person or by a nominated representative with a completed Collection of Certificates Permission Form.

For the previous academic year

Certificates can be collected from the school Reception between 9.00am and 3.00pm when the school is open. Please advise the Exams Officer of the date you wish to collect them so that they can be left at Reception for you. You will need to bring some photographic ID and sign a collection sheet.

If you are unable to collect your certificates or arrange someone to collect on your behalf, you can request the school to post them to you, however there is a cost of approximately £7.00 for this service as the exam boards require us to use a signed for tracking service.  Please contact the Exams Officer if you wish to use this service.

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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