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Year 9 students have been honing their woodwork skills in Design and Technology class as they start the creation of a table lamp.


It was a pleasure to welcome our Yr12 students and parents in for our UCAS and Oxbridge information evening tonight. Advice and Guidance is a key part of our outstanding 6th form offer.


What a lovely way to work on their vocabulary.


Yesterday some of our Year 9 drama students headed into London to watch the West End production of Wicked - they will write a review and critical analysis of the show as part of their studies.


We are looking forward to welcoming Year 12 students and parents/carers to our UCAS Information Evening in the sports hall from 6.00pm.


A lively student-led debate happening in Year 9 Religious Studies class about gender differences and equality.


Some amazing books coming soon!


Trampolining Success Year 7 student Adam, recently competed in the National Trampoline and DMT League. He finished First place and took home a Gold Medal in the 9-13 Male category. A fantastic start to the competition season!


Year 7 were playing detectives in English class today - by acting out a murder mystery in preparation of writing their own murder mysteries later in the term.


What better way to kick off our summer term than a wonderful evening at our Jazz Night taking place next week with our talented musicians. Friday 26 April, starts at 7pm.Tickets available via ParentPay - £8 each.Cashless bar available.


Year 10 were making motors in physics lesson today using magnets and wire coil's, the hands-on activity deepened their learning experience and understanding of how motors work.


The Big One - Senior County Cup Football Final 🏆After an amazing season the Senior 1st XI play Bishop Stortford High School in the County Cup Final.We need you there 🫵KEY INFO:📆 Wednesday 24th April - 6pm Kick Off 📍Cheshunt Football Club, EN8 0RU🎟️Ticket Price: TBC


To celebrate National Scrabble Day, Ms Wildsmith has made an interactive game of Scrabble featuring mystery books! Come and have a go in the Library 📚


Term Date Reminder - Monday 15 April 2024 is an INSET day for staff, school will be closed to students.Tuesday 16 April - students return to school.Term dates can be found on the school website


New raised beds, just waiting for our weird and wonderful vegetable and flower seedlings to be planted! 🌱🌈🥕🍋🥒🌶️🫑


Students were fantastic this morning getting packed up and out early. About to take off on our first flight to Lisbon.


Yesterday we had a fantastic day walking around Sete Cidades crater lake, visiting coastal lava flows, lava caves and Ponte Delgada town.


A great day exploring today, starting with a forest trek with waterfalls and HEP dams followed by a dip in some geothermal pools!


Year 10 Geographers have arrived in Ponta Delgada, have had dinner and are settling into our rooms. Ready for a busy day sightseeing tomorrow.


Eid Mubarak to all our families in the SJL community celebrating this week!


Sport Tour 2024🇳🇱🏐A fantastic week of netball for the girls!A 3rd and 1st place result at the tournament shows how hard the girls have worked and have learned a lot this week. They should be very proud🥇🥉Well done to Aida and Lily, coaches players of the tournament 🏆


Sports Tour 24 - An amazing week of football comes to an end. The Yr9A team perform brilliantly in the tournament this afternoon - played 5, Won 3, Drew 1 and Lost 1. Crowing them ChampsThe Yr9B battled well in their games but didn’t have enough to podium. ⚽️


Sports Tour Update 24-Time to put the skills the girls have learnt into action🏐


Sports Tour 2024-Netball training is underway


Sports Tour 24 - Great first training session. Boys worked really hard and are ready for this evenings games vs Caesar FC and Rood Groen FC

Expectations of students

You have made a positive choice to be part of Sir John Lawes Sixth Form and we expect you to show both enthusiasm and commitment for your chosen course of study, and for life in the Sixth Form.

Success at A-Level is highly dependent upon regular attendance and you should be punctual, both to school and to all classes. In the Sixth Form you will be role models for all younger pupils. You will be treated as young adults and we obviously expect you to act responsibly. If you are to enjoy the privileges of Sixth Form life to the full we do expect you to follow some important guidelines.

Absence and attendance

Full attendance is vital to support achievement. All Sixth Form students are expected to aim for 100% attendance.  Attendance at morning and afternoon registration is compulsory for Year 12 and initially for Year 13 students.  However, for those Year 13 students who demonstrate good attendance and work record, and who have completed their UCAS application if continuing to university, some study leave will be permitted.

This is not automatic and must be negotiated with your Form Tutor. Absence and attendance will be monitored by Form Tutors and any students causing concern will be referred to the Assistant Head of Sixth Form and the Head of Sixth Form.

Dress code

Sixth Formers at Sir John Lawes have some discretion to make certain choices about their working clothes, but are expected to set an example of smart appearance to other year groups.  The Sixth Form dress code is smart office wear and the requirements are as follows:


  • Suit – i.e. jacket with matching knee-length tailored skirt, (stretchy skirts are not permitted), or matching full length trousers, not “skinny” black jeans, culottes or Capri pants
  • Shirt or smart top without logos
  • No excessively short skirts, no shorts or leggings
  • Smart shoes (not trainers or other thick-soled casual shoes).  No excessively high heels. No boots
  • Vest tops and tops that reveal midriffs are not suitable


  • Suit – i.e. navy, grey or black tailored jacket and matching trousers
  • Shirt with tie. Top button done up
  • Smart shoes (not trainers or other casual shoes)
  • No shorts

All Sixth Formers

  • Hooded tops are not to be worn at any time
  • Only one ear piercing is permitted in school. No spacers or “spike” earrings
  • There should only be one earring in each lower earlobe. No other facial piercings are allowed
  • Hair should be neat, a natural colour, not closely shaved or outrageous in style
  • A jacket must be worn when walking around school, as well as for assemblies and other formal occasions

Any student who breaches the school dress code can expect to be sent home to change or asked to work in isolation. The Sixth Form team’s view on what is appropriate is final.

Eating and drinking

Students may eat food brought from home in the designated eating area at the rear of the Sixth Form centre and are expected to tidy up after themselves.  We have a constant hot water supply for making drinks and a microwave oven for the use of Sixth Formers.

No food is to be consumed in the study area, silent study room or classrooms.

You are encouraged to use the school canteen facilities where tables are reserved for Sixth Formers.

Strictly no chewing gum!

Independent study

You will be allocated time each week for independent study. You will be expected to use this time constructively either on further study or research. You are expected to treat the facilities provided with care and respect and to tidy up after yourselves. Failure to comply with this may result in restricted access to the Sixth Form areas.

Year 12 students are expected to remain in school for all independent study sessions. Once they have completed their UCAS applications, Year 13 students may negotiate some periods of home study.

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