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17/01/22

Reminder to Y11 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening closes tomorrow, 18 January, at 1pm https://t.co/i5zHpFmnVx

16/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

The from 5-1 down to 7-5 up in 30mins. Goals from Greg x2, Ali x2, Jack, Harry, Theo https://t.co/kPgN4Xf5R1

16/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday football results: Yr9 lost 5-3; Yr10 won 12-2; Yr11 won 7-5 after trailing 4-0 and 5-1 either side of half time! Thanks to SAS for hosting us today.

14/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday Football: Yr9/10/11 all play St Albans School at Woolams 9.30am KOs. Meet Woolams at 9am.

14/01/22

This week’s newsletter is out today... https://t.co/OLho6MagLi https://t.co/PreyhTxuhl

13/01/22

This is amazing, what a fantastic number of new authors tried! https://t.co/QYa50gJHIA

13/01/22

If for any reason your child missed the opportunity to receive their vaccination at school, or were declined their vaccination because they tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks, you can book an appointment here, or visit a walk-in site. https://t.co/cwDeWIjKVa

13/01/22

Our virtual resources from yesterday's Post-16 Information Evening are now available online. Applications to join SJL Sixth Form are now open. The closing date for applications is Friday 4 February 2022. Please click below to complete an application form: https://t.co/1t3PwocNsu https://t.co/gDaQdWz2I1

12/01/22

We are delighted to announce the SJL Careers Day will be held on Thursday 24 March 2022. With an audience of 700+ students from across the county it is an amazing setting to reach out to the future generation, do not miss the opportunity to take part. https://t.co/cDYMdrTSU4

12/01/22

Parents’ Evening for Year 9 will take place on Thursday 3 February online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home this week by email. https://t.co/GnM5e7EOEm

11/01/22

Congratulations to all the young people who took part in the Harpenden this evening. You were amazing!

11/01/22

Retweeted From The Smallpeice Trust

⏰ Only one week to go until applications for our 2022 Arkwright Engineering Scholarships close! Know a 16-year-old with a passion for engineering? If so, let them know to make sure they don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Learn more below ⬇️ https://t.co/7msLfNpnuY

11/01/22

Retweeted From Oaklands College

Registration for our next 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 is now open! 📅 Saturday 29 Jan and Tuesday 8 Feb, St Albans Campus 📅 Wednesday 2 Feb and Saturday 5 Feb, Welwyn Garden City Campus Check out our website for more info and book onto an event: https://t.co/MMKJKA4ai6 https://t.co/nPd1nXBl59

11/01/22

Look for a new opportunity for the new year? SJL are seeking a History Teacher (MAT) and Teaching Assistant to join their excellent teaching and support teams. Apply now https://t.co/2HH4p81Eks https://t.co/Gg6kdiH1Ss

11/01/22

2/2 Thanks to for their guidance and support, allowing the students to bring their project to life. We cannot wait to see the football planters and boot bird feeders going up around the site. https://t.co/zlzAa2Dhpf

11/01/22

1/2 A group of enthused Y9 students are undertaking the Premier League Inspire Challenge 2021/22 "Playing our part in protecting our planet". Students have created their own sustainability project linking sport and the environment https://t.co/0AmVnpOdJ4

11/01/22

Reminder to Y11 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening opens today at 1pm https://t.co/Dwlw1ZFueR

10/01/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

It's today! has an ongoing project to ensure all classrooms have at least one houseplant in all form rooms, which are to be looked after by the students in that form room. Here is a photo of mine in the department. https://t.co/TXyGDVFsW9 https://t.co/2NbBmr7djg

10/01/22

Year 13 have begun their mock examinations. Students are reminded their exam timetable can be found on EduLink under the Exams tab. Good luck. https://t.co/6gEPXocuOl

10/01/22

Thought for the week: careers. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” Steve Jobs https://t.co/wIpBzgb4dY

09/01/22

It is Sunday! Remember to do your lateral flow test before coming to school tomorrow. https://t.co/E2XhLFhKie

08/01/22

Wow! Congratulations Jamie! (And ) https://t.co/n5FBGYLqbn

07/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday Football returns tomorrow: All games v 9am KO. Yr7 & Yr9 AWAY meet 8.15am at SJL OR 8.45am at SRA. Yr8 & Yr10 HOME meet 8.30am SJL.

07/01/22

No newsletter this week, however we wanted to say a tremendous thank you to our students and staff for such an efficient testing programme this week, ensuring a safe return to the classroom https://t.co/0XuQ4T8luc

07/01/22

Want to be part of the renowned SJL Chamber Choir? Auditions are taking place next Tuesday 11 January for Year 11, 12 and 13 students. https://t.co/3vQNFWk4tE

07/01/22

Would you like to apply for Sir John Lawes School Sixth Form for September 2022? Our Post 16 Information Evening will take place virtually on Wednesday 12 January 2022. For further information please see our website https://t.co/SqLuw7BNlN https://t.co/bzzaL4oQhm

05/01/22

We are hiring! SJL are seeking an engaging teacher to join their Mathematics department. Excellent CPD. ECTs welcome to apply. Apply now https://t.co/LBeC570h36 https://t.co/jclXHIjJQ1

05/01/22

Parents’ Evening for Year 11 will take place on Tuesday 25 January online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home this week by email. https://t.co/EcBTcrcqOt

05/01/22

Thought for the week: hopes and aspirations. What does it take to turn an aspiration into reality? https://t.co/7xZHaJtrp0

05/01/22

Reminder to Y12 parents that online Parents’ Evening is taking place this evening from 4.30pm-7.30pm. https://t.co/83pbwkVIfE

04/01/22

Remember coats and masks for the return to school, help keep everyone safe. https://t.co/q743nC0agV

04/01/22

Please refer to letters home for reminder of return to school schedules and on-site COVID-19 testing. Thank you for your support, let's keep our community safe this new year. https://t.co/vHcgsVVIQ7

04/01/22

Wishing our students and staff a happy and healthy new year. We cannot wait to welcome students back to face to face learning https://t.co/1esuTKaHqB

01/01/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A happy and healthy New Year to the Scholars' Education Trust community, wishing you a prosperous 2022 https://t.co/CUafk2jIQ6

29/12/21

Retweeted From Unsteady Barker

Incredible listen - thanks so much - and yes, let’s hear it for the textile teachers - my personal experience shows they are an amazingly creative, caring and empathetic group of people! Meaning you textiles!

17/12/21

Retweeted From Teach in Herts

What a fantastic idea - well done Y8!

17/12/21

Thank you Y8 and our staff who donated to in lieu of Secret Santa this year! Dropped off this lunchtime… https://t.co/lDrXMEzD75

17/12/21

Retweeted From Ben Bardsley

To do the Christmas quiz, email worldcf3141.com, or transfer £2.50 using PayPal (under ’Pay and Get Paid’ using email address worldcf3141.com and add a note providing your email address. Select sending to a ‘friend or family’) and you’ll receive an email copy. 👍

17/12/21

THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who donated to the end of term Christmas Jumper Day... raising over £1600 for https://t.co/V56VIRYZgy

17/12/21

Merry Quizmas! Looking for some family fun, don’t miss this week’s newsletter for the opportunity of a festive quiz challenge🎄 https://t.co/upZM1GQaeY

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 Sir John Lawes school uniform may be obtained from:
 

STEVENSONS

10 Leyton Road

Harpenden

Hertfordshire AL5 2TL

 
Please note Sir John Lawes school uniform is no longer sold from the St Albans branch of Stevensons.
 
 

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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