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Eid Mubarak to all our friends and colleagues celebrating today or tomorrow


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It was an honour to meet Helen Grant, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Girls' Education at school, where we heard from students why global education is so important to them. Video credit to


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The SJL summer concert! Congratulations to all involved! Happy Summer!


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Schools out for the summer! massive thank-you to you all, staff and students for all the hard work and perseverance in the face of a difficult year. So grateful. 👏👏👏🙏🙏


As students head home for a well deserved break, one final announcement... the all important Merit and House Cup winners!


Thank you to our students and staff for working incredibly hard over this past academic year, working with the enthusiasm and passion that we have at SJL. Wishing the SJL community a safe and enjoyable summer.


Welcome to our Year 7 intake 2021. Joining us for Get Set for SJL? Make sure you follow our dedicated Twitter account for updates through out the week... with so many great activities planned, you won't want to miss it


Final newsletter of 2019-2020 out today...


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As a trust we could not be prouder of the dedication shown by all our students and staff over this academic year. Thank you! We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer.


Celebrating the end of the academic year with a jam packed Lawes Lowdown. Presented and produced by


Thanks for all your hard work keeping our garden beautiful and productive!


Retweeted From Helen Grant

With under 2 weeks to go until the UK & Kenya co-host the Global Education Summit, I've been speaking to students in the UK about why global education is important to them. Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders and we must listen to them👇


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Helen Grant, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Girls' Education, visited school to hear from students why global education is so important to them. The UK and Kenya will co-host the Global Education Summit in London on 28-29 July.


Notice: school shop will be closed during the final week of term for annual stock take.


A few highlights from this year's Summer Prom. Our immense thanks to and our wonderfully talented music students, the perfect end to this summer term.


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Thank you for your hard work. The cast and musicians were all amazing and took it all in their stride. Well done everyone👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


A wonderful show and so glad we finally got to see it!


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We've been doing workshops on healthy relationships and 'sexting' at the past few weeks. Did you know 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience domestic abuse in a relationship at some stage?


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Joining us for A-level next year? Or currently doing A level geography? Join the two free events below aimed at helping you to achieve success


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Year 8 Grimm Tales re-scheduled parental performance tomorrow at 5pm will complete the theatrical hat- trick!


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Once again an amazing evening . How you ask? Outdoors. Simple. My girl's last one & she sang the solo in Bring Him Home with the entire school/staff choir. No photo as something got in my eye. Amazing work everyone. Thank you. Thank you all. 👏👏👏👏


Thank you for all your support too!


Year 8 reminder: the second dose of the HPV vaccine will now take place tomorrow, Wednesday 14 July 2021, please remember to make sure students wear a short sleeved vest or T-shirt under their school shirt.


Term Dates 2021-22 can be found on the school website Note: in addition to the term dates there will be 5 INSET days, yet to be confirmed.


Joining in September? Pre course homework is available on the school website


Thought for the Week: Listening to and learning from others


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PM's special envoy visits Harpenden school as part of global education campaign


And the winners of the SJL 2020-2021 Sports Day… Hepworth House Winning by 1 point, holding off Austen House. Congratulations Mr Bloxham and Hepworth House


Final race of the day, final race of their time here at SJL… Year 12 House Relay


Year 7s enjoying their first SJL Sports Day


Year 12 celebrating final sports day with a competitive boys 100m


An early lead for Hepworth


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Sports Day 2021, first race is underway 100m Year 7 and 8 girls


We hope you are well. The book of the week is The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. Watch Funke talk about her book here:


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Grimm Tales year 7 cast performing last night in the open air!#theatreinschools


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Grimm Tales Year 9 cast performing last night in the open air!#theatreinschools


Transition Day 2021: we are sorry we cannot welcome our Year 6 students into school for the traditional transition day, but we hope they enjoy their virtual activities. We cannot wait to welcome you in September!


Friday is Sports Day and we are asking students to wear non-uniform House colours to support those taking part. We are unable to do our traditional cash charity collection, however if you wish to make a small donation to support our chosen charity, via Parent Pay.


And now with some of the actors themselves. And haven’t we been lucky with the weather?!

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 Series 2021

  • A level re-sits 4 - 22 October
  • GCSE re-sits (English and Maths only) 1 - 8 November
  • GCSE re-sits all other subjects 15 November - 3 December

Exam Resit Request Form

Exam timetables

Autumn Series 2021

Further to the Department for Education's (DfE) announcement that there will be an opportunity for students to sit the full suite of GCSE and GCE A Level examinations in Autumn 2021, please find links below to the timetables published by the exam boards.





Exam Resit Request Form

Examination results collection

2021 results collection

This year only students in Years 11 and 13 are invited to collect their results in person.

Years 10 and 12 please do not come into school to collect your results. Results will be issued online, more details to follow.

Exam Results and Appeals Summer 2021

Ofqual Student guide to awarding summer 2021

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. 
  • 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

Arrangements for Appeals

There are two stages to the appeals process:

Stage 1 – Centre Review

If you believe your grade is incorrect based on the grounds listed below, you can ask for a Stage 1 Centre Review on the grounds of either:

  • An administrative error (e.g. the wrong mark has been recorded) or
  • A procedural error (e.g. access arrangements were not properly provided for you)

You cannot appeal Teacher Assessed Grade if your only reason is:

  • You are unhappy with your grade
  • You wanted/needed a higher grade than you have been awarded

You must request a Stage 1 Centre Review BEFORE you can request an Appeal to the Awarding Organisation, this is so the examination board is certain that your grade is as the centre intended.

You will need to complete Section A Student Request Form: Stage One Centre Review form

Instructions for completion are here

  • When you have completed the Centre Review form, it should be saved and returned as an email attachment, using your school email address (if a non-school email address is used it will be blocked by the school’s security filter). Your email must be sent to the following email address:

Please note

  • Your electronic signature is acceptable, but with this, you are confirming that you are aware that there is no grade protection, so your grade could increase, be lowered or remain the same.
  • On receipt of your completed form, we will conduct a review to determine if any mistakes have been made.
  • On completion of our review, we will complete Section B Centre Review Outcome and send that to you via your school email address, in sufficient time prior to the relevant appeal to an awarding organisation deadline.
  • If an administrative or procedural error is found, we will submit a request to the awarding organisation to correct the error and amend the grade without the need to submit an appeal to the awarding organisation.


For a Priority Appeal (This is only available for students who did not achieve their first choice offer)

Applications for a Centre Review must be made by 12 noon on Monday 16 August 2021.

Non-priority appeals must be made by 12 noon on Friday 3 September 2021.


Stage 2- Appeal to the Awarding Organisation

If the school doesn’t identify an error but you still believe your grade is wrong, you can ask us to submit a Stage 2 Appeal to Awarding Organisation. This can only be submitted if the first stage has been completed and you have been advised of the outcome.

This appeal can be made on the following grounds:

  • An administrative error by the school or 
  • A procedural error by the school or
  • An unreasonable exercise of academic judgement either in the determination of the grade or the selection of evidence

The exam board will consider whether the school has followed its written process, and review the evidence your grade was based on.

You will need to complete the Stage Two: Appeal to Awarding Organisation form

Instructions for completion are here

  • When you have completed the Stage Two: Appeal to Awarding Organisation Form, it should be saved and returned as an email attachment, using your school email address – (If a non-school email address is used it will be blocked by the school’s security filter). Your email must be sent to the following email address:

The awarding organisation will not be able to consider an appeal that is based solely on differences of opinion- if the student wants to improve their grade, they may wish to consider entering for the Autumn Exam Series using the re-sit request form which under the heading Exam Dates.

Please note

  • The awarding organisation will determine the grade at appeal and the outcome will be final.
  • The outcome of the appeal may result in the grade remaining the same, being lowered or raised.  Once a finding has been made you cannot withdraw your request for a centre review or appeal. If your grade has been lowered, you will not be able to revert back to the original grade you received on results day
  • There is no further opportunity to appeal the outcome to the awarding organisation.


For a Priority Appeal (This is only available for students who did not achieve their first choice offer)

Requests for a Stage 2 Appeal to awarding organisation must be made by 12 noon on Monday 23 August 2021

Non-priority Requests for a Stage 2 Appeal must be made by 12 noon on Friday 17 September 2021

Post result service

Not applicable for Summer 2021


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.

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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