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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



The SJL Library is a popular and busy space within school. We run competitions, events and reading challenges throughout the year, contributing to a whole-school reading culture. Library lessons support all students to develop independent learning and research skills, as well as giving students dedicated time to read. We have around 16,000 books in the Library, along with 41 computers and 15 iPads, a large selection of DVDs to support the curriculum, and accessible reading material to support struggling readers (including audiobooks, large print and dyslexia-friendly formats).

The Library is open from 8:40am until 5:00pm every day and is run by our Librarian, Ms James, and Library Assistant, Ms Wildsmith. We also have a fantastic team of student Library Assistants who run the desk at lunchtimes, in addition to parent volunteers who assist with shelving and administrative tasks.

Students are at the centre of all we do in the Library – from suggesting new resources and manning the desk at lunch, to our termly Library Users’ Group meetings.


Students are able to borrow up to four books, and one DVD or audiobook, for two weeks at a time. We have dedicated sections for children’s/young adult fiction, adult fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels. We also have regularly changing displays throughout the year to showcase books on different topics.

Challenges and competitions

These include:

Big Challenge

Every other year, we challenge students and staff to read as many books as they can in a year – certificates are awarded for anyone who reads 52 books (gold), 39 books (silver) or 26 books (bronze)!

Year 7 challenge

We publish a ‘Twelve books to read before you’re twelve’ list annually.

Year 8 challenge

We challenge Year 8 students to participate in Book Bingo during spring term, pushing them to read outside their comfort zone.

Year 9 challenge

To support the curriculum in English, we challenge Year 9 students in autumn term to read a dystopian novel, a ‘real society’ novel, and a novel of their own choice.

We also run regular themed competitions and quizzes for students throughout the year.

Electronic resources

We provide access to a variety of electronic resources, such as JSTOR, Newspapers for Schools, and Dynamic Learning A Level magazines.

Homework Club

Homework Club runs every day in the Library after school from 3:30pm until 5pm. Students are welcome to drop in – there’s no need to book, you do not have to go every day but you can if you want. There are always plenty of staff around to help students with their homework, including the Librarian, Library Assistant, and Teaching Assistants. This is a great opportunity to use the computers and printers and to get advice from staff on how best to complete your homework.

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