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29/02/24

School of Rock - SOLD OUT! Thank you for all your support of our performance of School of Rock this week, tickets are now sold out for the last show on Friday night.

29/02/24

Some Year 12 and Year 13 students took part in online interviews with recruitment experts from to help strengthen their employability. All Year 12 students will be taking part in an Interview Skills Day in early July. Look out for further information. pic.twitter.com/w0dtk4x0YQ

29/02/24

Wishing our Year 9 and Year 10 German Studies students a fantastic trip to Alzey, Germany as part of our exchange programme. Students will join exchange partners in lessons and experiencing a day in school, following a town trail around Alzey and meeting the town mayor. pic.twitter.com/ZAVb9iQMyZ

28/02/24

Such an inspiring apprenticeship event this evening-thank you so much to the employers, Anna from Amazing Apprenticeships and our wonderful alumni Ben, Mo and Amelie for sharing their experiences with our students. pic.twitter.com/F7icNbB4WD

28/02/24

Such an inspiring apprenticeship event this evening-thank you so much to the employers, Anna from Amazing Apprenticeships and our wonderful alumni Ben, Mo and Amelie for sharing their experiences with our students. pic.twitter.com/F7icNbB4WD

28/02/24

Our growing season began today. We sowed wildflowers seeds and staked our loganberry bush. We picked and placed daffodils on reception to create some spring cheer. pic.twitter.com/e45xm9xVAY

28/02/24

Our growing season began today. We sowed wildflowers seeds and staked our loganberry bush. We picked and placed daffodils on reception to create some spring cheer. pic.twitter.com/e45xm9xVAY

28/02/24

Year 8 Netball🏐Well done to the year 8 netball players for their performance in a friendly game against Roundwood Park this afternoon. Great teamwork and movement around the court resulted in a win. Well done girls and good luck in the District Netball Tournament next week 🤞🏼 pic.twitter.com/2j4vO6gouK

28/02/24

Year 8 Netball🏐Well done to the year 8 netball players for their performance in a friendly game against Roundwood Park this afternoon. Great teamwork and movement around the court resulted in a win. Well done girls and good luck in the District Netball Tournament next week 🤞🏼 pic.twitter.com/2j4vO6gouK

28/02/24

Reminder - Apprenticeship Evening tonight starting at 6.30pm in the Sports Hall.Please enter the school via the tennis courts or the staff car park on Manland Way. The Apprenticeship Evening is open to students who have previously registered for the event. pic.twitter.com/vHP58XWYbB

28/02/24

Parents’ Evening for Year 8 will take place on Wednesday 20 March 2024 online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home. pic.twitter.com/CR1Nj8nqPJ

28/02/24

For their history studies, Year 7 were challenged to design a diagram or model of a Medieval castle - aiming to make it as secure as possible using at least three methods of defence, using materials only available at that time. What amazing designs! pic.twitter.com/dXsgA05BWi

27/02/24

Students in years 11-13 might be interested in this summer school about working in Allied Health Professions. https://t.co/DE9khaK3DQ.

27/02/24

It's showtime!! - our students have been working really hard in rehearsals and they can't wait to perform School of Rock!Performances tonight, Wednesday and Friday this week. Tickets available on ParentPay. pic.twitter.com/JaWVuriJOi

27/02/24

Lots of students enjoying our quiz! pic.twitter.com/dJfsJTdLd4

27/02/24

Amazing - well done Elizabeth!! https://t.co/KPBOwuTLzn

27/02/24

Lots of students enjoying our quiz! pic.twitter.com/dJfsJTdLd4

26/02/24

Students in years 11-13 might be interested in this summer school about working in Allied Health Professions. https://t.co/DE9khaK3DQ.

26/02/24

School of Rock school production - last few tickets remaining!Performances on Tuesday 27 Feb, Wednesday 28 Feb and Friday 1 March at 6pm in the school hall. Tickets available on ParentPay.Excitement is at an all time high and we can’t wait for you to see the show! pic.twitter.com/IFowSTzBVN

26/02/24

Year 9 reminder: The deadline to return the GCSE Options Form is tomorrow - Tuesday 27 February. Thank you to those who have sent them back already. pic.twitter.com/6LSbMvzOYS

26/02/24

Year 11 and Year 13 hoodies can still be ordered on ParentPay . Deadline is Tuesday 27 February. All proceeds go to the Hospice of St Francis. Many Thanks from the Year 12 Dragons’ Apprentice Team.

26/02/24

Congratulations to our yr13 students who have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge. pic.twitter.com/HWRLqUxEqT

24/02/24

Ski Trip update: we are now on our way back to school. If you can leave the bus spaces free so the coach can park. If parents can arrive at school for 4.30pm and we will be arriving soon after. If there are any changes, I’ll update on here

24/02/24

Ski Trip update: delays at border control has meant we are on a later ferry. Will let you know the timings once we have crossed and have arrived in Dover.

23/02/24

Ski Trip update: our final day on the slopes and now we are en route home 🇨🇭⛷️ pic.twitter.com/LXFCvG1KlW

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

Current Menu

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