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01/03/21

Head over to Art’s Instagram page for details of this year’s Spring Challenge https://t.co/mE39ujXY70 https://t.co/Na2WjzIOM6

01/03/21

A tremendous welcome to those joining the SJL community as part of Year 7 class of 2021 https://t.co/1t3a4IoVax

01/03/21

Thought for the Week: how can we challenge bullying? https://t.co/K2hYbzXe7i

28/02/21

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 https://t.co/jRO257Q6rT

27/02/21

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. https://t.co/zvzsO1AIKx

26/02/21

Here are a couple of at home self care ideas to try this weekend https://t.co/RGr7Qqc86t

26/02/21

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! 🎉🎉🎉

26/02/21

⭐️ Congratulations Phoebe, picked as an apprentice for the choral composition programme ⭐️ https://t.co/CY811mgQZ4

26/02/21

We’ll be here when you get back and we cannot wait to see you! Enjoy the weekend and please follow the rules https://t.co/gap3mZm3Bi

26/02/21

National Careers Week, supporting students to make the right choices or a bright future https://t.co/ICyyGS0e4f https://t.co/BI4p4Bp3uC

26/02/21

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/U9uMYQrffW https://t.co/ifpYy920ld

25/02/21

Today’s answer: they are the same! Well done to everyone who guessed it correctly. https://t.co/qpvwpOlNlI

25/02/21

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 https://t.co/ycO9M0JtaN https://t.co/KhehJbzxrl

25/02/21

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 https://t.co/IdaiJ5fO0A Read the opening of The Weight of Water https://t.co/S1ClmHXRF6 https://t.co/xUaYMSE3iX

25/02/21

Aimed at Year 12 students, will be running three webinars designed to support students as they start thinking about their post-18 options https://t.co/E3W3NRp6yU

25/02/21

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 https://t.co/hrAbFWlMHG

25/02/21

A pictorial puzzle for today, sponsored by We will post the answer later today https://t.co/Xz2BwAeWF5

24/02/21

Catastrophic thoughts are more likely to take over when a person is tired and stressed, remember to practice self-care https://t.co/V9XbnGdP8c

24/02/21

Vacancy: SJL are seeking an enthusiastic Mathematics Teacher to join their highly skilled mathematics faculty. To apply: https://t.co/dKqmahm8CW 🗒 Full/Part Time 🗒 NQTs welcome 🗒 First-rate professional development programme https://t.co/TKCE4OCpoc

23/02/21

Today’s riddle answer: drop the ‘s’ to make seven > even. Well done to everyone who guessed it correctly. https://t.co/FFLBiBE0oc

23/02/21

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 https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/POlwXehPYe

23/02/21

The SJL animals are enjoying the spring sunshine above school today, as Mr Evans welcomes two new additions to our animal conservation area. https://t.co/esnRH6sdUt

23/02/21

A riddle from our Student Services Team. We will post the answer later today https://t.co/rKY2FPqLgL

22/02/21

Just two weeks until the deadline... closing date Monday, 8 March 2021. https://t.co/tPzWhF3zL9 https://t.co/0ZO0NpSUJ7

22/02/21

Calendar reminder: upcoming INSET day Friday, 12 March 2021. School will be closed to all students. https://t.co/dCabpjj1h1

22/02/21

Thought for the Week: Integrity https://t.co/TRD2c8AxH1

18/02/21

We are proud to present to you the Year 9 virtual Music Showcase, put together by the SJL year 9 music students https://t.co/XbOEu8cnoX

18/02/21

A slightly different Lawes Lowdown to mark the end of the first half term of 2021, including a unique competition https://t.co/EN6h7Wf0H2

18/02/21

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 https://t.co/iLExOLpLjQ

18/02/21

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 >> https://t.co/hExPJ9PgPB https://t.co/DuTMeRw3r1

12/02/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

West End Workshops — WestWay School of Performing Arts ....these look brilliant and reasonably priced! And there’s a Hamilton one!!#theatrematters https://t.co/jD8WBSNC8D

12/02/21

Here are a couple of at home self care ideas to try this half term https://t.co/ZhMdgy4sJ8

12/02/21

Do not forget composition and song writing competition is open until Monday, 8 March 2021 https://t.co/tm84Y7WiEJ

12/02/21

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 https://t.co/2jGRIRHAUi

12/02/21

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. https://t.co/OQwluhGfVP

12/02/21

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/bJvoRdPrTA https://t.co/vaS6BF3V2I

11/02/21

Today’s answer to the mathematical problem = 3 Well done to everyone who guessed it correctly. https://t.co/UaVhgj1qE0

11/02/21

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 https://t.co/6NQFw8GTWt https://t.co/t0Q4fH4sgh

11/02/21

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: https://t.co/FKh2qKx2IS Read the opening of The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett here: https://t.co/ntm14L8Mtt (just click open preview) https://t.co/RWv4zhNweY

11/02/21

Competition has been extended until Sunday, 21 February 2021 https://t.co/5wEDXwJxoD https://t.co/46nhrfLm6W

Uniform

A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times. Please check with the Headteacher before making any unusual purchase or uniform decisions.

The SJL school uniform may be obtained from:

STEVENSONS, 133-155 Victoria Street, St. Albans, Herts AL1 3XS
 

Girls uniform

We have given product codes for all items from Stevensons.  Items not specific to Sir John Lawes School are available at many other retailers but must fit the requirements below.

  • Navy blazer with school badge.
  • Year 7 - Navy blue pleated school skirt.  The skirt must be obtained from school suppliers Stevensons.   Skirts must be worn properly fastened at the back at all times.  They must not be rolled over or down at the waistband.
  • Navy trousers - available exclusively from Stevensons and must have the school crest.
  • Plain long sleeved white blouse (which must remain tucked in at all times).
  • An alternative short-sleeved blouse for wearing in the summer term only, is available with the school crest.  This must be worn un-tucked and without a tie.  The summer blouse is available from Stevensons only.
  • Plain navy v-neck pullover (optional) to be worn under blazer in winter.
  • School tie.
  • Navy/neutral tights
  • Short white socks/neutral tights (not knee high or trainer socks).
  • Raincoat or topcoat (not denim or leather, no hoodies, bomber jackets or logos).
  • Sensible, black shoes. Heels should be no higher than 2 inches. Higher heels and stilettos are not allowed in school.  Boots, trainers, canvas or ballet type shoes should not be worn. No backless, open-toe or flip-flop shoes are permitted.

Boys uniform

We have given product codes for all compulsory uniform items available from Stevensons.  Items not specific to Sir John Lawes School are available at many other retailers but must fit the requirements below.

  • Navy blazer with school badge. 
  • Black or charcoal grey trousers (flannel, not cord). They must fit correctly at the waist so that underwear is covered at all times.  Trousers must not be oversized, sagging, or baggy underneath.  Trousers that are tight at the ankle or drainpipe style (i.e., fashion trousers) are not permitted.
  • Belts may be worn but should be dark and plain with only a small plain buckle.
  • White shirt.  Shirts must remain tucked in at all times. 
  • An alternative short-sleeved shirt for wearing in the summer term only is available with the school crest.  This must be worn un-tucked and without a tie.  The summer shirt is available from Stevensons only.
  • Plain navy v-neck pullover (optional) to be worn under blazer in winter.
  • School tie.
  • Grey socks (not trainer socks)
  • Sensible black shoes (no trainers or ‘trainer style’ shoes).  Canvas shoes or boots should not be worn.
  • Raincoat or topcoat (Not denim or leather, no hoodies, bomber jackets or logos.)

PE Kit

Girls

  • Royal blue/white girls’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Plain royal blue skort or shorts
  • Royal blue/white SJL hockey socks
  • White socks (ankle length)
  • White trainers
  • Plain black leotard and black cycling shorts
  • Navy SJL base layer (optional)
  • Navy blue SJL fleece (optional)
  • SJL tracksuit (optional but desirable)
  • Shin pads/mouth guard 

 

Boys

  • Royal blue/white boys’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Plain royal blue shorts
  • Royal blue/white SJL football socks
  • White socks (ankle length)
  • White trainers
  • Football boots
  • Royal blue/white reversible rugby shirt
  • Navy SJL base layer (optional)
  • Navy blue SJL fleece (optional)
  • SJL tracksuit (optional but desirable)
  • Shin pads/ mouth guard 

All propoerty including school uniform, PE kit and musical instruments etc. should be clearly labelled with student's name.

General rules about dress and appearance

Jewellery - The only jewellery permitted in school is a single plain gold/silver stud in the lower lobe, or a pair of plain gold/silver stud earrings in the lower lobes plus a watch. Facial piercings are not allowed (even if covered with a plaster)

Makeup should not be worn.  Nail varnish, false nails or nail extensions should not be worn

The only badges permitted are official school badges, such as House Representative badges

Hair - should be kept clean and tidy and should not be brightly coloured, worn in any extreme style or have an appearance inconsistent, in the Headteacher’s opinion, with traditional good standards of uniform. Hair extensions are not permitted and colouring is only allowed if it appears natural. No patterns or tramlines should be shaved into the hair or eyebrows. Hair should not be shaved below a grade 2. Long hair should be fastened or tied back with neutral or school colours. Hair ornaments should not be worn. Hair bands must be plain and either black, white or navy

Coats, hats and gloves - outdoor coats should be plain. They should not be extreme in colour such as pink, red, yellow etc. They must not be leather or bomber jacket style and should not have emblems or logos. None of the above items should be worn inside the school buildings and, if they are seen, will be confiscated for parental collection. All of these items should be stored in a locker rather than carried around the school

Shoes – canvas/fabric, backless, slipper/ballet-type, or open-toe shoes are not allowed.   High heels and stilettos are not allowed (and are dangerous around school).  Heels should be no more than two inches high.  Boots and trainers/trainer-types are not allowed

Skirts - must be WORN ON THE KNEE and should be properly fastened at the back at all times. Skirts must not be rolled over or down at the waistband.

Trousers - should fit correctly at the waist, not sagging or baggy underneath and with no underwear showing. Fashionable, ‘Skinny’ or ‘drainpipe’ styles are not permitted.  Belts may be worn but must be small, plain and dark in colour

Hoodies/tracksuit tops - must not be brought or worn to school and will be confiscated for parental collection.

Charity wrist bands - Only one wrist band is permitted to be worn at any one time. It must be for an appropriate good cause (at the Headteacher’s discretion) and must not be as a fashion item or, for instance, to support a pop group or football team.

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