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Reminder to Y11 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening closes tomorrow, 18 January, at 1pm


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


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.


Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday Football: Yr9/10/11 all play St Albans School at Woolams 9.30am KOs. Meet Woolams at 9am.


This week’s newsletter is out today...


This is amazing, what a fantastic number of new authors tried!


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.


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:


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.


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.


Congratulations to all the young people who took part in the Harpenden this evening. You were amazing!


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 ⬇️


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:


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


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.


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


Reminder to Y11 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening opens today at 1pm


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.


Year 13 have begun their mock examinations. Students are reminded their exam timetable can be found on EduLink under the Exams tab. Good luck.


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


It is Sunday! Remember to do your lateral flow test before coming to school tomorrow.


Wow! Congratulations Jamie! (And )


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.


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


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.


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


We are hiring! SJL are seeking an engaging teacher to join their Mathematics department. Excellent CPD. ECTs welcome to apply. Apply now


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.


Thought for the week: hopes and aspirations. What does it take to turn an aspiration into reality?


Reminder to Y12 parents that online Parents’ Evening is taking place this evening from 4.30pm-7.30pm.


Remember coats and masks for the return to school, help keep everyone safe.


Please refer to letters home for reminder of return to school schedules and on-site COVID-19 testing. Thank you for your support, let's keep our community safe this new year.


Wishing our students and staff a happy and healthy new year. We cannot wait to welcome students back to face to face learning


Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A happy and healthy New Year to the Scholars' Education Trust community, wishing you a prosperous 2022


Retweeted From Unsteady Barker

Incredible listen - thanks so much - and yes, let’s hear it for the textile teachers - my personal experience shows they are an amazingly creative, caring and empathetic group of people! Meaning you textiles!


Retweeted From Teach in Herts

What a fantastic idea - well done Y8!


Thank you Y8 and our staff who donated to in lieu of Secret Santa this year! Dropped off this lunchtime…


Retweeted From Ben Bardsley

To do the Christmas quiz, email, or transfer £2.50 using PayPal (under ’Pay and Get Paid’ using email address and add a note providing your email address. Select sending to a ‘friend or family’) and you’ll receive an email copy. 👍


THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who donated to the end of term Christmas Jumper Day... raising over £1600 for


Merry Quizmas! Looking for some family fun, don’t miss this week’s newsletter for the opportunity of a festive quiz challenge🎄

Holiday homework

The difference between GCSEs and A Levels is quite considerable and to assist with the transition to A Level study all students have been set work, for each of their chosen subjects, that they are required to complete before the start of term in September.

Students may be assessed on this content when they start their A Level courses so it is essential they work through and understand the tasks.

2021 summer work for each subject has been listed below:



Business Studies

Business Studies Reading List


Computer Science

Design and Technology



Economics Reading List


English Canonical Reading List

English Contemporary Reading List


French Summer Letter



German Summer Letter




Media A Level

Media BTEC



Philosophy, Religion and Ethics



Politics Part 1 - St George's consortium subject

Politics Part 2 - St George's consortium subject




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