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18/01/22

Thanks to Hugo, from Ballistic Moon and Matt, currently studying Cybersecurity with placement at for paying our Computer Science students a visit yesterday to talk about their experiences https://t.co/PCURAe31tS

18/01/22

With nearly 80 clubs on offer, there is always the opportunity to try something new 📅Lunch clubs https://t.co/EvzgF4DrSd 📅After school clubs https://t.co/K1DwDSkgUf https://t.co/PBZdGJY2de

18/01/22

A sprinkling of frost across the school on this gloriously sunny morning. https://t.co/Ghxt3dYLdP

18/01/22

We look forward to welcoming Year 9 parents to this evening's virtual options evening https://t.co/3buRy4iIQO https://t.co/CTSGNLTcet

18/01/22

Thank you for visiting us. https://t.co/Lz5J3nCqmT

18/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Congratulations to Yr8 netball team who beat NBS 13-7. And to the Yr7 netball teams who played St George’s winning one game 9-6 and losing the other 11-1

17/01/22

Retweeted From Discover Islam Luton

Another very generous donation of coats delivered to our centre by Parveen Akhtar, student services manager at We appreciate your support. Many will benefit. https://t.co/fTw8EGUepR

17/01/22

FAO 1-week London hospital work experience with https://t.co/rvVZGBw7ZC

17/01/22

Students, calling all creatives! Are you thinking about a career in Digital Marketing? Digital Marketing 101 by could be the answer. To register for the event please follow this link: https://t.co/rzbjgJX77g

17/01/22

InvestIn have a large number of exciting career opportunities, see their newsletter for more information https://t.co/03syMrVjjd

17/01/22

Something for to all our wonderful musicians from Mrs Brown https://t.co/YznWnkNQAM

17/01/22

Thought for the week: being an ally. Why should you speak out against discrimination? https://t.co/ZXqkbdbqEV

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

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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