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23/10/20

SJL's Sixth Form Prefects are organising a whole school Harvest Festival Food Collection for King's Pantry Food Bank. Donations can be made Monday 2 - Friday 6 November in school reception. For more information on King's Pantry https://t.co/YWYkRMtHv0 Thank you for your support. https://t.co/wRUsxGDr82

23/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we are immensely proud of our students and staff for the dedication they have shown over the start of this new academic year. We wish you all a safe and restful half term https://t.co/vRIk6JLn1O

23/10/20

Retweeted From SJL English

Another great entry for the Twelve Before You’re Twelve Reading competition - from James W in 7LEn3 https://t.co/BuKHUR8L83

23/10/20

Thank you to our students, staff and families for their tremendous support in this first half term of the 2020 academic year, we are proud of the commitment and dedication shown. Enjoy a safe and relaxing half term https://t.co/YzCNPhvWvM

23/10/20

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/geu17m3ulg https://t.co/A3KMtrPlzH

23/10/20

Students time to get creative with the launch of the 2020 SJL Christmas Card Competition https://t.co/RHIAldtF9Z

22/10/20

The newly formed JLT for 2020-2021 had their first meeting today, a chance for students to engage and talk about their school to the Heads of School https://t.co/633PY9laxB

22/10/20

Vacancy alert: Linguist seeking a new opportunity? SJL are seeking a talented and effective Teacher of German, with French and/or Spanish to join our successful team https://t.co/ozXppQpYlm . . https://t.co/PTRyIoD1tw

21/10/20

Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

As half term approaches, please remember to Play Your Part and stick to the rule of 6. Read our tips on how to have a fun and safe half term https://t.co/H77nLyZdHM https://t.co/ToXvjELrLd

21/10/20

We are aware of issues with EduLink absence reporting, please see email regarding any absences reported between 10pm last night (Tuesday 20 October) and 10am today (Wednesday 21 October) https://t.co/uoKq5LeiRQ

21/10/20

Year 11 notice: mock examination timetable has been sent out to students and parents via EduLink, timetable and vital examination information can be found on the school website https://t.co/WKHbuofymx https://t.co/R5WzyjdNUe

21/10/20

A bright moment on a wet autumnal day, the issuing of Headteacher Commendations. Congratulations to all the Year 10 students receiving their 'lockdown' Head's Commendations, especially those receiving multiple awards https://t.co/FhfBUXdKnv

21/10/20

This evening Year 8 musicians should have been presenting their Music Showcase. We are delighted to announce they have been busy behind the scenes recording a showcase for you... keep an eye out for the final production later this week https://t.co/r4cl4mX2HI

20/10/20

Year 10 notice: resources for the Year 10 GCSE Information Evening have been emailed via EduLink. They can also be found on the school website https://t.co/3oLlHLxRUk https://t.co/RYywoNRF3V

20/10/20

Over 100 Head Teacher's Commendations awarded to the Year 9 bubble for achievements from summer term 2020. Well done Britten receiving the highest number of commendations https://t.co/R56CU2F4Yr

20/10/20

Reminder for those applying for 2021 secondary school, the application deadline is 31 October 2020. Look at our virtual open event page for Headteacher's address, hear from our amazing students, take virtual tour and view our impressive faculties. https://t.co/xc5uEuHIvA https://t.co/XhSWxpNqwA

20/10/20

Notice: Poppies will be on sale in school on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October. If students wish to make a donation to the Poppy Appeal and purchase a poppy, please remember to send cash with them on these days https://t.co/KyxFiCkXT2

20/10/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Remember to join us live on Facebook at 17:30 (UK time) today 📅 , , and will all be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about university admissions for 2021. https://t.co/itT940ZXbF

20/10/20

As we all spend more time in our own households, a new online safety course from is available to book now. https://t.co/H4wsPlXgfp

20/10/20

Term dates: reminder next week is half term. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday, 2 November 2020 https://t.co/RfSP6IfZjd

19/10/20

Calling 👋 and present Generation-COVID a webinar for 15-17 year olds exploring what Covid-19 means for the future of the economy https://t.co/wiQz9cef1R 'They are waiting to hear from you! SJL let's get involved!!!' Miss Dunne

19/10/20

As we head towards the end of the first half term, here are the house standings. Well done to 7K for a tremendous tally and to Miss Bigden with Ryder House taking overall top spot. After half term will be running the annual Christmas Card Competition https://t.co/L4llyBCWyC

19/10/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Join us live on Facebook at 17:30 (UK time) on Tuesday 20 October. , , and will all be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about university admissions for 2021. See you on Tuesday 👋 https://t.co/hwqBcFVAmY

19/10/20

Thought for the Week: Individual liberty https://t.co/hbXxzzyBoN

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 13: An interesting geopolitical perspective on renewables. Resource Security. https://t.co/VYoaCilw3z

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 11: This is a great video explaining processes. https://t.co/eHpu0taVgC

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 12 and 13: Thinking of studying Geography at university: your 24-page guide to studying geography at university https://t.co/ClKJZqFGP3

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Have you got a moment to put your feet up and watch something good this weekend? Pick one of these themed films/documentaries on Netflix. My Octopus Teacher is great! https://t.co/p92sMzIQp0

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

The Salads are in! The first (this term) of many successfully planted veggies in the thanks to some very green fingered guru's in year 10. Great work team! Have a HAPPY WEEKEND! https://t.co/7hCg4TzZJ2

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL History

A fun fact for our Sixth Form students: today is the anniversary of Marie-Antoinette’s execution during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution in 1793. https://t.co/VmSQ4eGNMI

16/10/20

Thank you to all parents for your feedback and support over the temporary changes to timings of the school day. New timings begin from this Monday - 19th October. See the newsletter for more details.

16/10/20

Have you been following the inter house netball competition? All the updates can be seen on our PE Dept Instagram account https://t.co/jBMUFSRAsb https://t.co/WFIedVoyYV

16/10/20

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/WYn5r4PlP6 https://t.co/knPVTFpkm4

15/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

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15/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

It may not be the trip we planned but it is good to be out completing some fieldwork with year 13! https://t.co/bi85zpe6ZB

15/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Our is coming along well, it has taken a little longer than expected but we are now ready for our winter vegetable plug plants which we won from the and are arriving tomorrow! All thanks to some extremely dedicated pupils https://t.co/l4KcvIOsVT

14/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Psych and Soc

Play dough brains demonstrating where the three types of LTM reside based on Tulving’s research#creativepsychology https://t.co/M8cbrpDOfC

14/10/20

Retweeted From Met Contact Centre

Social media and mental health are interlinked in the lives of young people. This team have some useful info, looking at the positive and negative impacts of social media that trusted adults need to be aware of. https://t.co/oQnXmPWHbS https://t.co/BYo09AxKsP

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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