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25/11/20

Congratulations Mr Gauthier from all your colleagues at SJL, outstanding and dedicated headteacher for

25/11/20

Break a leg Year 11 , performing in their devising drama GCSE examination today. https://t.co/Zcjp5CGWhp

24/11/20

Year 7 Parents' Evening reminder: parents/carers please ensure you are logged into the system in advance of your first appointment and have checked appointment schedule in advance.

24/11/20

Vacancy alert: part-time teaching assistant vacancy required for our experienced Support Team. Term time hours, initially 1-year fixed term. See website to apply now! https://t.co/A2v1Bv17gl . . https://t.co/Q8OJ9lrGDk

24/11/20

With Year 11 mocks a little over 1 week away, a reminder Mr Garcia's preparing for GCSEs letter is on the school website, including links to videos with useful tips and strategies https://t.co/x7ChfW5V9X https://t.co/Zq8Nz6lThe

24/11/20

Don't forget to place orders for this year's Christmas Lunch by Wednesday, 9 December 2020 https://t.co/u5KPnZHBVK

24/11/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Calling all parents & educators... ONE DAY TO GO📢‼️ Introducing our FREE mobile app, giving you a world of at your fingertips. Be https://t.co/KVdd0yU6Hx

24/11/20

Year 7 reminder: this evening is the Year 7 parents' evening. Parents guide can be found on the school website https://t.co/E1d48gGZcj We welcome any feedback on the new Parents’ Evening system, any queries please email parentsevening.herts.sch.uk https://t.co/K5ZsthH5Yp

23/11/20

Year 8 reminder: tomorrow HPV injections take place, Tuesday 24 November. Students can wear a t-shirt/vest under their school shirt for modesty should they chose. https://t.co/0U68Tte4b0

23/11/20

. are encouraging faculties to remember to switch off... lights and projectors at the end of the school day, as they seek to crown the "Energy Saving Faculty of the Year". Mr Inham also shares some wacky ideas to try at home https://t.co/swcL24uIOE 🌍💡 https://t.co/7XSHFVOPkw

23/11/20

Vacancy: SJL are seeking an enthusiastic, creative teacher to lead their dedicated SEND team. Permanent, full time vacancy for SENDCO https://t.co/4eQigkDWOD . . https://t.co/E3znpst7Pd

23/11/20

Year 13 reminder: online booking for Year 13 parents' evening opens tomorrow Tuesday, 24 November at 1pm. See letter's home for parents' guide to booking appointments https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/HEpsldqGdb

23/11/20

Thought for the Week: Road Safety https://t.co/ZzLE7Y1upc

20/11/20

Well done all! https://t.co/1tgmap2SOq

20/11/20

The library is beginning to look very festive with entries coming in for the Christmas Jumper competition https://t.co/GTmQEmzLP4

20/11/20

Term date reminder: school will be closed Monday 30 November 2020 for our Occasional Day https://t.co/L9cVItOLym

20/11/20

This week's newsletter out today... https://t.co/DBsVUwj8fs https://t.co/SsHIPMsvev

19/11/20

Beautiful blue skies overhead this lunchtime https://t.co/tL8wjZnlyX

19/11/20

Sixth Form news: Economics students FREE Event : Monday 30 November 2020 4-5pm Theory and Practice: designing anti-poverty programs when power matters. Hosted by Economica and the Department of Economics https://t.co/IwqzlTFodr

19/11/20

Retweeted From Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP)

are your students looking for a bright future in a career? This exciting online event connects your young people and their parents/carers to local world-class employers. Share with your students today👉https://t.co/NcVBy29U05 https://t.co/h55vgcJpLM

18/11/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

Be kind, always💜 This we’re focusing on the importance of being kind for . 2020 has seen a rise in children spending time online, unfortunately meaning an increase in online bullying. Let's stand >> https://t.co/DpO1XcE6oc https://t.co/W3WNNHGYQV

18/11/20

🎄Christmas alert 🎄 The SJL Library Team are encouraging students to get creative and design a Christmas jumper. We cannot wait to see what Christmassy book character designs students create https://t.co/JqyolAsZPu

18/11/20

Valuable information source for those considering apprenticeship as Post-16 option https://t.co/yH8YNfvlRN

17/11/20

Retweeted From JustTalkHerts

As part of is taking over the Twitter feed today so we can talk about the many ways we support young people with their mental health. In case you're wondering, YCH Services for Young People is the new name for YC Hertfordshire. https://t.co/x2F37X9Mz4

16/11/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy: Scholars' Education Trust are seeking a Finance Business Partner to join their centralised Finance Team. Do you have a finance background? Interested? For more information and to apply https://t.co/GHsU8A8emT . . https://t.co/U9YYxKIZE5

16/11/20

Year 13 Parents' Evening will be taking place as planned on Tuesday 8 December, with all appointments held remotely via video call. More information about how to book using our online system will be sent out later this week https://t.co/GtTQ97tRvz

16/11/20

Ms Robins judged the Christmas Card Competition this morning. We will sharing one excellent entry a day here from the start of Advent until the end of term. The winning entry will be made into the SJL Christmas Card. Well done to all those who entered. Mr Higgins https://t.co/iLrSK8daKX

16/11/20

Retweeted From JustTalkHerts

A big thank you to for their time to help us make this video for https://t.co/3YcvNaEzbA

16/11/20

Thought for the Week: Tolerance https://t.co/o1bbmectGP

16/11/20

Good luck to GCSE Music students taking their performance exam today https://t.co/Vqj2LrVTlk

13/11/20

Some great news to end the week - congratulations to Mrs Hastings-Clarke on having her work published! https://t.co/rS7bSIfbbH

13/11/20

Next week is . A Hertfordshire focused mental health campaign promoting the importance of talking about how we feel https://t.co/jR1oqoHdr0

13/11/20

The aim for reading week was to reinforce the importance of reflection on learning and give students the headspace to allow some of the learning of the term to become embedded. Remember to pick up a book, you never know where it will take you... https://t.co/LqJXFqkdMJ

13/11/20

Apologies, we are experiencing severe server issues in school today. Our IT team are working hard to resolve them but if you have any urgent communications, please ring the school directly.

13/11/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Today in the 🍂, some of our Year 7's helped to plant out some spinach, Russian red kale, pak choi 🥬and winter greens🌱. They also managed to protected the plants from the coming winter and from pesky pests like pigeons. Amazing! https://t.co/oA802ov9z7

13/11/20

This week's newsletter out today... https://t.co/loo19UHr63 https://t.co/Z9vGEbZCAC

12/11/20

Great work! https://t.co/TMXD0U1oDz

12/11/20

Give your brain a workout. Reading is a fantastic form of visual exercise, it helps boost imagination and creativity https://t.co/Z2rijBLuno

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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