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09/08/20

You kept those safe! https://t.co/gDxws6xy6M

06/08/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

: Visit the Large Hadeon Collider in CERN and complete a range of activities to enthuse you all about particle physics! https://t.co/b1gkNMOzIQ & https://t.co/r9J7iKLpVT

04/08/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

A great day clearing the raised beds to prepare for the new school year! Socially distanced horticulture at its finest! https://t.co/lHB2WUDoRS

29/07/20

Well done! https://t.co/QM2jdusPNl

28/07/20

Retweeted From Ofqual

Getting your results this summer? Have a look at our new Student Guide available on our website - https://t.co/yutdDsMKPG https://t.co/Kc7DyJlWFH

27/07/20

Retweeted From Send My Friend

What a great way to start the week! - We've had some more wonderful letters from our Campaign Champions to their MP's and some very promising responses - special shout out to Anjali and Anneka! 💫👏 💚🌍

27/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Science in summer week 2 - remember to anything you get up to! https://t.co/uQTJ1QlcS0 have loads of experiments you can do at home!

23/07/20

Thank you! https://t.co/y2whK4Lu5A

21/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

- Discovering Take a journey through this site and begin discovering Antarctica for yourself. Each section features activities, images, video clips and fact sheets, to help you learn about this distant, frozen wilderness. https://t.co/5u3ijFp1yL

21/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Students interested in Medicine or Dentistry should visit this website: : https://t.co/ru7utMZQXG

17/07/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are immensely proud of all our students and staff for their dedication, adapting to these extraordinary times. Thank you to all members of the SET community for their support, commitment and hard work over this last term. We look forward to busy schools, full of students soon! https://t.co/g5cCr74lrK

17/07/20

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Perrin Myddelton Essay Competition After careful consideration from Year 12 Form Tutors , Ms Robins and a representative from Perrin Myddelton, the winners are: 1st Charlotte Sweeney 2nd Jay Colston- Patel 3rd Justine Jing Many congratulations to all

17/07/20

Thank you to all members of the SJL community for their support over this last term. We are immensely proud of all our students and staff for their dedication, adapting to these extraordinary times. We look forward to having a school full of students and staff once again. https://t.co/GFMAHo5Tms

17/07/20

Our bumper end of year newsletter is out now... https://t.co/ejjebQfvcr https://t.co/wmCrXfbP6I

16/07/20

Thank you! https://t.co/2iOxudsE4I

16/07/20

Important communication has now been issued to all parents/carers via EduLink regarding September 2020 return to school. Please read and retain. https://t.co/pUWt06sQTf

16/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

On SMHW we have launched the "Science over the Summer" project to all year groups - if you do anything involving science over the break then tag us here! () Awards will be given out in September to those who complete some scientific activities! Enjoy the break!

15/07/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

The final cut has been made and what an entertaining and thought provoking record of lockdown it is! Well done to all the KS 3 contributors and to Miss Woolrych and Mr Fletcher who produced and edited it! The link is in the end of term newsletter!#dramamatters https://t.co/dHjL5WW8tF

15/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: talk https://t.co/9BpTdb4JW7

15/07/20

We want to give students coming back into Yrs 10 & 12 advance notice of work experience dates for next year, so they can begin to source a placement over the summer break, should they wish to. Private placement forms can be found on school website https://t.co/4nI9D9qtzV https://t.co/24Zm78gCK7

15/07/20

As thoughts turn to the 2020/21 academic year, we are delighted to announce the new Heads of School https://t.co/Cyz4U82nso

14/07/20

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s virtual event. Well done Hepworth House on their victory. https://t.co/hwnmFHZo1b

13/07/20

Retweeted From Arv Kaushal

9am today on we have Claire Robins OBE of discussing how research can be used to drive innovation & improvement. Follow to join the discussion Register in advance for this webinar: https://t.co/ydAH53JoJr https://t.co/RJW29vN1yL

13/07/20

Thought for the Week: Listening to and learning from others https://t.co/IdHrW96cyN

10/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Final day for Virtual Sports Day entries! They’ve been flooding in all day, don’t be the one to miss out and represent your house with pride 🔴🟡🟢🟠⚪️🔵🟣

10/07/20

No newsletter today, look out for bumper end of term newsletter next week. We will also bring you the Summer Concert before the end of term, lots to look forward to.

09/07/20

This may be of interest to students in years 11 & 13 https://t.co/lmlYF5Z2H9

08/07/20

For Year 11 and 13 students: On Friday 10 July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. A recording of the address will be available to view on both platforms. https://t.co/d03EahBhMV

08/07/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Today we would have performed our Lower School Production to local primary schools. Although it’s sad that we were unable to stand on the stage, Mr Fletcher is working tirelessly to edit your ‘Together Alone’ footage and we’re excited to share it with you all next week 🎭

08/07/20

Rotary in Harpenden are pleased to announce the local heat of the Rotary National Photography Competition, a fantastic photography activity for students in the summer break .. https://t.co/JamCUX9kJa

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: focus https://t.co/5Xffnbr7Sc

08/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Staff are busy preparing equipment packs ready for collection in September. https://t.co/SLzb333hNW

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

The Staff aren’t shy either! Check out our Instagram account to see their efforts, big shoutout to Mrs Brookes the multi-eventer https://t.co/uSm3K5sHgT

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Virtual Sports Day is happening all this week and the students have already been trying all the different events. If you haven’t... GET INVOLVED https://t.co/dRY76cHCrp

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Don’t let the SJL Virtual Sports Day pass you by! It only takes a few minutes to try some of the events and represent your House. Deadline for entries Friday 10th https://t.co/TGJnAjMQL4

07/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Keep alert for emails coming out this week with important updates. https://t.co/zgnvtZ3lUI

06/07/20

Retweeted From Crabtree Junior School

Our fabulous ex-Crabtree pupils are here to talk to the year 6 children about life in secondary school Lovely to see ex pupils talk so confidently & a great boost for our year 6 before their transition to their new schools https://t.co/PBgKRuz1Uz

06/07/20

Dates for September 2020 return* are now available on school website https://t.co/nCY6jzqOec (*subject to Government guidelines) https://t.co/liQhN5SGUR

06/07/20

This week's assembly with the theme Control and Influence was delivered to students by Mr Walton "we can decide how we respond to the challenges we face." https://t.co/8WERBv0zG8

06/07/20

Thought for the Week: Trusting each other Word of the Week: Fac https://t.co/EW1avk0oCV

Dining Room

About the dining room

The Sir John Lawes’ dining room is open daily before school and at break time and lunchtime.  We aim to provide a happy healthy environment where the children can meet with their friends whilst enjoying a delicious and nutritionally balanced meal.  We also have “The Pod” which serves a wide selection of wraps, slices, panini and sandwiches for those not wishing to avail of a full meal.

The school has ‘Healthy School’ status and we actively promote and encourage healthy eating both in and outside of school.

Groups of students are involved in testing the new healthy meal and snack options before we commit to adding them to the menu so that any new items already have the student seal of approval.

Opening times

Breakfast: 8.00 - 8.40am
Break: 10.30 - 10.50am
Lunch: 12.30 - 1.30pm

 

Sixth Form students can come to the canteen and purchase items anytime throughout the school day.

Cost

The main meal of the day is £2.50, which includes a dessert/or fruit and is nutritionally balanced.  There are also a wide range of reasonably priced healthy choices including salads, jacket potatoes, panini, sandwiches, wraps with salad, noodle and pasta dishes and fresh fruit.  Bottled water and chilled tap water (via dispenser) are available along with a small selection of soft drinks which are all school compliant.

Details of eligibility and the application process for free school meals are obtainable from the school office. Or via application can be made online

Hertfordshire County Council free school meals

Payment

The dining room operates using biometric technology.  There are readers at each till which allow students to check the balances on their account.  (Cash loaders are used to credit accounts before reaching the tills.) 

This system takes the measurements of one finger and converts these measurements into a template (a string of numbers), which is then encrypted.  The template is used to permit students and staff access to the school’s catering (and library) services by placing their finger on a scanner at the point of sale or service.

To comply with the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, parental consent is always sought for each student before implementation and processing.

Sir John Lawes School remains fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and with the guidance given by the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding the use of biometric data. 

Sample Menu

  Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Monday

Beef  Lasagne

Sweet and Sour Quorn Stir Fry with Egg Noodles (V)

Savoury Vegetable Slice/New Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Carrot Cake with Crème Fraiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Lamb and Vegetable Crumble with Mashed Potato

Spicy Cajun Chicken with Rice

Courgette and Feta Cheese Puff with Diced Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Apple Short Cake with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Shepherds Pie

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry and Rice (V)

Savoury Yorkshire Pudding with Onion Gravy (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Spiced Apple Cake with Crème Faiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Tuesday

Fishermans Pie

Vegetable Bolognaise with Rice (V)

Mexican Rice and Beans with Cheese (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Fruit Crumble with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Chicken and Mushroom Pie with Seasoned Potato Wedges

Roast Vegetable Gratin (V)

Savoury Risotto (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetable

Dessert

Fruit Pancakes with Crème Fraiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice

Salmon Fish Cakes with Diced Potatoes and Sweet Chilli Sauce

Vegetable Moussaka (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Cornflake and Cherry Tart with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Wednesday

Roast Pork Loin Steak with Apple Sauce and Roast Potatoes

Tuna Pasta Bake

Vegetarian Sausage Casserole/Rice (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Upside-Down Toffee Apple Pudding with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Roast Beef, Roast potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding

Mixed Bean Bake with Roast Potatoes (V)

Mushroom Stroganoff with Rice (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Favourite Sponge Pudding with custard

Choice of fresh fruit

Roast Turkey with Roast Potatoes, Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls and Gravy

Cool Mexican Wraps with Salsa Sauce and Potato Wedges (V)

Creamy Vegetable Tagliatelle (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Chocolate and Beetroot Muffins with Chocolate Sauce

Choice of fresh fruit

Thursday

Chicken Rogan Josh with Rice and Poppadums

Stuffed Peppers with Diced Potatoes (V)

Cheese and Potato Hotpot (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Traditional Treacle Tart with Ice Cream

Choice of fresh fruit

Meatballs with Herby Tomato Sauce with Mashed Potato

Spaghetti Carbonarra (V)

Vegetable Goulash (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Fruit Pavlova

Choice of fresh fruit

Beef Casserole with Herby Dumplings

Macaroni cheese (V)

Vegetable Chilli with Rice (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Fruit Cheesecake

Choice of fresh fruit

Friday

Sausage and Apple Patties with Potato Wedges

Roasted Tomato and Cream Cheese Tart with New Potatoes (V)

Spanish Omelette with New Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Chocolate and Mandarin Brownie with Crème Fraiche

Choice of fresh fruit

Piquant Pork and Rice

Salmon and Spinach Lasagne

Mediteranean Quiche and New Potatoes (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Oaty Apple Layer with Ice Cream

Choice of fresh fruit

Catch of the Day

Mediterranean Quiche/New Potatoes (V)

Ricotta and Spinach Cannelloni (V)

Daily Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert

Date slice with Custard

Choice of fresh fruit

 

Other meal deals on offer include:

Pasta King which is a combination of pasta that is being cooked in front of the student and then a tomato-based sauce that can be added to the pasta, which comes in a variety of flavours. Pasta bar range from £1 to £1.65

We also do freshly made paninis every day; these consist of a 10" roll that we fill with Ham and Cheese or BBQ Mixed Pepper, Cheese and Fresh Tomato and many other flavours. The price of a panini is £1.90

We also make cold baguettes, sandwiches and wraps fresh every day and have a large range of fillings that the children can purchase if they want to go on to lunchtime activities. Fast food prices range from £1.10 to £2, Wrap bar from £1.75 to £2.20, Jacket bar from £1.55 to £3

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