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20/07/21

Eid Mubarak to all our friends and colleagues celebrating today or tomorrow

19/07/21

Retweeted From AvantiCommunications

It was an honour to meet Helen Grant, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Girls' Education at school, where we heard from students why global education is so important to them. Video credit to https://t.co/dCm22dEWRM

17/07/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

The SJL summer concert! Congratulations to all involved! Happy Summer! https://t.co/8T4WpPMA9t

16/07/21

Retweeted From Michelle Heys

Schools out for the summer! massive thank-you to you all, staff and students for all the hard work and perseverance in the face of a difficult year. So grateful. 👏👏👏🙏🙏

16/07/21

As students head home for a well deserved break, one final announcement... the all important Merit and House Cup winners! https://t.co/5mYQ1KUfJX

16/07/21

Thank you to our students and staff for working incredibly hard over this past academic year, working with the enthusiasm and passion that we have at SJL. Wishing the SJL community a safe and enjoyable summer. https://t.co/xppang5COP

16/07/21

Welcome to our Year 7 intake 2021. Joining us for Get Set for SJL? Make sure you follow our dedicated Twitter account for updates through out the week... with so many great activities planned, you won't want to miss it https://t.co/vF8brH5f0h

16/07/21

Final newsletter of 2019-2020 out today... https://t.co/GHqgZ4EzWv https://t.co/MND9PWxWRI

16/07/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we could not be prouder of the dedication shown by all our students and staff over this academic year. Thank you! We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer. https://t.co/TbeQKhLJ8O

16/07/21

Celebrating the end of the academic year with a jam packed Lawes Lowdown. Presented and produced by https://t.co/YNZE1uQhEz https://t.co/pNMxPofdDi

15/07/21

Thanks for all your hard work keeping our garden beautiful and productive! https://t.co/581QQpiL66

15/07/21

Retweeted From Helen Grant

With under 2 weeks to go until the UK & Kenya co-host the Global Education Summit, I've been speaking to students in the UK about why global education is important to them. Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders and we must listen to them👇 https://t.co/dxOosMJJFa

15/07/21

Retweeted From Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

Helen Grant, the Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Girls' Education, visited school to hear from students why global education is so important to them. The UK and Kenya will co-host the Global Education Summit in London on 28-29 July. https://t.co/jMpYoQ5T9o

15/07/21

Notice: school shop will be closed during the final week of term for annual stock take. https://t.co/ylmHBdqV1O

15/07/21

A few highlights from this year's Summer Prom. Our immense thanks to and our wonderfully talented music students, the perfect end to this summer term. https://t.co/UdfCQdfDut

14/07/21

Retweeted From Carol Aylward

Thank you for your hard work. The cast and musicians were all amazing and took it all in their stride. Well done everyone👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

14/07/21

A wonderful show and so glad we finally got to see it! https://t.co/wqopS4xAJw

14/07/21

Retweeted From Herts Young Homeless (Education)

We've been doing workshops on healthy relationships and 'sexting' at the past few weeks. Did you know 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will experience domestic abuse in a relationship at some stage? https://t.co/41fRGHnEm2

14/07/21

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Joining us for A-level next year? Or currently doing A level geography? Join the two free events below aimed at helping you to achieve success https://t.co/ytaiFzVjZo

13/07/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Year 8 Grimm Tales re-scheduled parental performance tomorrow at 5pm will complete the theatrical hat- trick! https://t.co/Jr4cfiKKo6

13/07/21

Retweeted From rachel wakefield

Once again an amazing evening . How you ask? Outdoors. Simple. My girl's last one & she sang the solo in Bring Him Home with the entire school/staff choir. No photo as something got in my eye. Amazing work everyone. Thank you. Thank you all. 👏👏👏👏

13/07/21

Thank you for all your support too!

13/07/21

Year 8 reminder: the second dose of the HPV vaccine will now take place tomorrow, Wednesday 14 July 2021, please remember to make sure students wear a short sleeved vest or T-shirt under their school shirt. https://t.co/o4B7F6LQ7G

13/07/21

Term Dates 2021-22 can be found on the school website https://t.co/n4MiziJVme Note: in addition to the term dates there will be 5 INSET days, yet to be confirmed. https://t.co/LowQ3m4Rao

12/07/21

Joining in September? Pre course homework is available on the school website https://t.co/CZtJZangk5 https://t.co/exUaiCwvGw

12/07/21

Thought for the Week: Listening to and learning from others https://t.co/SVwYn7hBpv

09/07/21

Retweeted From Herts Advertiser

PM's special envoy visits Harpenden school as part of global education campaign https://t.co/l7LZ5VPAOj

09/07/21

And the winners of the SJL 2020-2021 Sports Day… Hepworth House Winning by 1 point, holding off Austen House. Congratulations Mr Bloxham and Hepworth House https://t.co/ySLkZwJ8Uf

09/07/21

Final race of the day, final race of their time here at SJL… Year 12 House Relay https://t.co/QgBMpXYbRl

09/07/21

Year 7s enjoying their first SJL Sports Day https://t.co/YHnGlAnn4d

09/07/21

Year 12 celebrating final sports day with a competitive boys 100m https://t.co/R5dk9xRuW4

09/07/21

An early lead for Hepworth https://t.co/zL8JSinLrQ

09/07/21

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09/07/21

Sports Day 2021, first race is underway 100m Year 7 and 8 girls https://t.co/AjT0JbQbkm

09/07/21

We hope you are well. The book of the week is The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke. Watch Funke talk about her book here: https://t.co/MBLvgGrTwm https://t.co/lOThWTEgxL

08/07/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Grimm Tales year 7 cast performing last night in the open air!#theatreinschools https://t.co/0H2cORSemF

08/07/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Grimm Tales Year 9 cast performing last night in the open air!#theatreinschools https://t.co/KfPrmaZ5kK

08/07/21

Transition Day 2021: we are sorry we cannot welcome our Year 6 students into school for the traditional transition day, but we hope they enjoy their virtual activities. We cannot wait to welcome you in September! https://t.co/aNOkCfbtQP

07/07/21

Friday is Sports Day and we are asking students to wear non-uniform House colours to support those taking part. We are unable to do our traditional cash charity collection, however if you wish to make a small donation to support our chosen charity, via Parent Pay. https://t.co/VU2jK5LDOx

07/07/21

And now with some of the actors themselves. And haven’t we been lucky with the weather?! https://t.co/FaDgcyROzs

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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