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17/09/21

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/i2X1Uqlijp https://t.co/aWowpuIJKW

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

We are excited to announce a whole school musical production of Oliver to be staged in the school hall at the end of February! Auditions are on Monday 27th sept for KS3 and Monday 4th Oct for KS 4 &5! Consider yourself part of the SJL performing arts family!#theatreinschools https://t.co/Qtn5qT8k1a

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Really Looking forward to our devising workshop with theatre de complicite on weds 29th September 1.30 - 4.30pm which is essential for all A level drama students!#theatreinschools https://t.co/YjlFSRs44x

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

2/2: our very own teacher Mr Morton won the award for 'weirdest chilli' and jointly won "bravest chilli eater' with Toren in Yr 11! And from the look of this photo Mr Atkins was just very happy to be there! 😀 https://t.co/Dl5tCAX4yb

16/09/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

1/2: We had loads of fun today in the judging the chillies grown by staff. Our new Yr7s also got a tour of the & we installed a new bird feeder donated to us by Mrs Richardson! Thank you everyone! https://t.co/b6lCiIV0MT

16/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Great to have our first LGB Chairs’ meeting of the year this evening. Thanks for all your hard work on behalf of our students!

16/09/21

Retweeted From Alban Teaching School Hub

Free information event for school governors on the statutory changes for Early Career Teachers from September 2021 on Tuesday September 21st To book a place click here https://t.co/b1vVEtiBWv

16/09/21

This week’s Book of the Week is in honour of Hobbit Day on 22nd September, the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins! https://t.co/MTrAJCmAS3

15/09/21

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Geography Club started today! First activity making erupting volcanoes and seismographs to record earthquakes! 🌍🌋 https://t.co/KifMCYsdwd

15/09/21

Vacancy: we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and efficient colleague who enjoys working with and supporting our Sixth Form students in a busy school environment. Apply now https://t.co/QSRgZIhnTe https://t.co/1hFBatTq2Z

15/09/21

Term dates: school term dates can now be found on the school website. Please note full calendar events will be uploaded in due course. https://t.co/hOiPXvt6IT Autumn term INSET day Tuesday 12 October 2021, school will be closed to students. https://t.co/SRS38JP6PK

14/09/21

SJL Open Evening notice: school will close early to students on the day of the SJL Open Evening, Wednesday 6 October, and open slightly later the following day, Thursday 7 October. Thank you for your support. https://t.co/rPDgGpceoO

14/09/21

Year 12 Parents' Information Evening presentations are now available on the Sixth Form pages of the school website https://t.co/FE5NgNlgVY https://t.co/RAtyb4zbL3

14/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Great turnout for first Junior Choir rehearsal 🙌 https://t.co/J0CZBXIOBS

13/09/21

Thought for the week: being part of a community. What makes SJL a community? https://t.co/io0ErsuxST

10/09/21

Secondary Transfer Open Evening - Wednesday, 6 October 2021 Further information coming soon https://t.co/8AzNGRDLSD

10/09/21

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/7MF2T9DRBJ https://t.co/FYz06VtS11

10/09/21

Good luck to our students past and present performing in tonight's Jazz Evening. Attendees are kindly reminded to undertake a lateral flow test for the event, thank you for helping to keep our community safe https://t.co/BMVthu7RB2

09/09/21

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday 11th Sept 2021. SJL v Dame Alice Owen’s All KOs 9.30am. Yr7 & Yr10 AWAY meet SJL at 8.30am Yr8 & Yr9 HOME meet SJL at 9.00am

09/09/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancies: we are excited to have a number of opportunities to join our trust, with teaching and support vacancies available. Join an expanding inspirational trust, apply now https://t.co/sINtrn3hAj https://t.co/bl6Gv589zS

09/09/21

Vacancy: we are seeking an enthusiastic Art and Textiles Teacher to join our successful Art Faculty. Apply now https://t.co/RKCVq2EyOj https://t.co/R6bVAFMHwH

09/09/21

Year 12 reminder: we look forward to welcoming parents to our virtual Year 12 Parents' Information Evening tonight. Introduction from Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form from 6pm. https://t.co/5a2hO1UZrr

08/09/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Introducing Year 10 to the different staging configurations in Drama with building blocks. https://t.co/b3hxsDBNiK

07/09/21

Retweeted From stem4

Wow, this is fantastic to see!☀️ Thank you so much to everyone at Sir John Lawes for participating in being a school!

07/09/21

During form time today students participated in a variety of activities as part of Young Mental Health Day in conjunction with . Wonderful to see students actively engaging in form discussions https://t.co/iI07ZonpfJ

07/09/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Looking for a new opportunity? We are currently recruiting for the following at SRA: ✏️ Admin Assistant ✏️ Trips Coordinator/Admin Assistant ⚗️ Science Technician ✏️ Learning Support Officer To find out more about the roles on offer, please visit https://t.co/nU6VaFnVJQ https://t.co/qcV2AXvW5t

07/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

4 days until Jazz Evening … don’t forget to buy your tickets on Parentpay! Refreshments available from our fabulous parent support group so remember your cash … 💰

06/09/21

Thought for the Week is an additional way in which students at SJL are encouraged to engage in thinking beyond the everyday matters to ideas of local, national or global concern, and often asks students to focus on issues relating to citizenship and relationships https://t.co/bllZq9v89u

06/09/21

We are proud to be supporting for Helping to promote positive mental health in our young people https://t.co/fpMjvmdJef

06/09/21

Year 7 are continuing with their induction programme today, getting to know the school and each other before beginning lessons later this week. A reminder that tomorrow students will need to bring in their PE kit as they take part in their first PE session. https://t.co/EFA53rNLVC

06/09/21

Our thanks to Kevin Shaw who presented to Year 7 on Friday, for the climax of their first week at SJL "The Life and Times of Sir John Lawes" https://t.co/ltxvUNyD8q

05/09/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Launching a year of great music with our legendary Jazz night - rescheduled from May 2020! With performances from students past and present, what better way to kick the year off?! This Friday, 7pm. Limited tickets https://t.co/zD0CGd9eGS

02/09/21

Year 7 enjoying the outdoor space at lunchtime, having sole use of the field and courts before Years 8-11 return tomorrow. https://t.co/h9yPtImVz3

02/09/21

Year 7 enjoying The Oasis at breaktime, catching up with new friends and making first purchases from the canteen. https://t.co/eOrouUnRsu

02/09/21

Year 7 have been spending the morning with their tutor groups learning about the SJL ACE and writing letters to themselves in 5 years time https://t.co/jiC3Z6yMJP

01/09/21

SJL test centre all set and ready for our first students, today is Year 7, 12, and 13 testing. https://t.co/TT0kDZ79A1

01/09/21

Reminder of the return to school dates, including testing dates. https://t.co/2PbLASeJT0

01/09/21

We look forward to welcoming our students back to school for the 2021 - 2022 academic year. Let's make this a phenomenal year and remember make yourself proud! https://t.co/qEwQPkDjOD

31/08/21

Retweeted From Crabtree Junior School

Wishing our Year 6 leavers all the best at their new secondary schools.Your new schools are lucky to have you😊.Have fun & keep demonstrating that Crabtree determination & resilience!You’re all stars ⭐️ https://t.co/oheSqyMqeg

28/08/21

Retweeted From Michelle Heys

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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

10 Leyton Road

Harpenden

Hertfordshire AL5 2TL

131-135 Victoria Street

St Albans

Hertfordshire AL1 3XS

 
 

Items not specific to Sir John Lawes School are available at many other retailers.

General

  • Navy Blazer with school badge
  • Plain long sleeved shirt or blouse. Shirts must remain tucked in at all times. An alternative short sleeved shirt for wearing in the summer term is available with the school crest; only the uniform short sleeved shirt is allowed
  • Plain navy v-neck pullover (optional) to be worn under the blazer in winter (not to be tucked in)
  • School tie – not worn too short – worn with at least 5 stripes showing
  • Sensible black shoes. Heels should be no higher than 2 inches. Boots, trainers, trainer style, canvas, ballet type, backless, open toe, flip flops, high heels and stilettos should not be worn
  • Raincoat or topcoat (not denim or leather, no hoodies, bomber jackets or logos)
  • Navy or neutral tights or short white socks - to be worn with school skirt
  • Dark grey or black socks - to be worn by all students wearing trousers
  • Navy pleated school skirt (knee length, it is worth bearing in mind that the skirt may need to be replaced regularly in order to meet this requirement.) Skirts must be properly fastened at the back at all times. They must not be rolled over or down at the waistband. The skirt must be obtained from Stevensons
  • Belts may be worn with trousers but should be dark and plain with only a small plain buckle

Trousers

  • Girls black with the school crest available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Boys 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. They must not be tight at the ankle or ‘skinny’ style (not fashion trousers).

PE kit

  • Royal blue/white boys’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Royal blue/white girls’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Plain royal blue skort or shorts
  • Royal blue/white SJL hockey/football socks
  • White socks (ankle length)
  • Trainers
  • Football boots (for boys and girls)
  • Royal blue/white reversible rugby shirt
  • Plain black leotard and black cycling shorts
  • Navy SJL base layer (optional)
  • Navy blue SJL fleece (optional)
  • SJL tracksuit bottoms (optional) Plain black leggings (optional)
  • Shin pads/mouth guard

PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL ITEMS OF UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT ARE CLEARLY LABELLED

 

Our Parental Support Services page lists foundations offering financial support to families in Harpenden.

General rules about dress and appearance

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

Bags Bags that feature inappropriate nudity or sexually explicit imagery are strictly forbidden.

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

Badges The only badges permitted are official school badges, such as House Representative badges and one charity badge.

Hair Hair must be appropriate for a smart office environment. We realise that this can be interpreted differently according to culture and ethnicity and are happy to accept and value all kinds of smart as long as these are consistent with the head teacher’s final judgement. We follow the Halo Code. If worn short, hair may have a gradual fade but should not be stepped. If short hair is worn the same length all over it may be no shorter than grade 2.  Hair should be of a natural colour. No patterns or tramlines should be shaved into the hair or the eyebrows. Long hair should be fastened or tied back for practical activities. Hair ornaments should not be worn. Hair bands must be plain and either black, white or navy.

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

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