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During this week students in Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 are taking on the role of apprentices for a range of activities delivered by to help develop skills and an enterprising mindset. Some fantastic ideas showcased in 'elevator pitch' type presentations!


The recording of our amazing Year 7 drama club students performing A Jukebox Journey, organised by our A Level Drama students, is now available to view on the school website.


With final house point and merit mark totals announced in our end-of-year assembly on Friday, here is a glimpse of the House Results Board since 2013.Will Hepworth maintain their House Cup winning streak and which house will be this year's Merit Mark Cup winner?


🟡🔴🟢🏆SPORTS DAY 2024🏆⚪️🟠🔵🟣Another fantastic afternoon of SJL Sport gave us plenty of thrills and spills but in the end it finished with…🔴 Austen as our Champions 🔴Finally someone has knocked Hepworth off of top spot. Thank you to all of our competitors today ❤️


Wishing our students a fantastic Music Tour to Salzburg, Austria - they will visit Salt Mines, Mirabell Gardens, a waterpark, take a cable car ride and boat trip - whilst also performing incredible concerts in amazing locations! Have a wonderful time!


Preparations are underway for Sports Day!


What a fantastic day we had yesterday as we welcomed Year 6 into Sir John Lawes for transition day. Their smiles and excitement were infectious as they explored the school, met their form teachers and made new friends. We can't wait to see you all again in September!


Please note, there is no newsletter this week - look out for our end of term newsletter next week.


Sports Day - Friday 12 July.Students competing need to be in SJL PE kit. All other students can wear non uniform in house colours – please ensure shoulders and midriffs are covered.Sports Day will finish at 3.30pm at the end of the school day.


Year 6 students were welcomed by Mr Barry who will be the Head of Year 7 - before getting to know the school and teachers by participating in lots of fun taster lessons.


Thank you to our student librarians for all your support in the library this year - you are all amazing!


We are excited to welcome Year 6 into school tomorrow for Transition Day - please arrive via the front reception gates at 8.30am where our staff will guide you to the school hall. Please wear a white shirt with collar, smart trousers, shorts or skirt.See you tomorrow!


What a fabulous idea, good luck and have fun!!


Year 7 students were investigating the microclimate around campus this morning as part of their geography lesson.


Guten Tag to our friends from Alzey - it’s a pleasure having you visit SJL!


Year 12 A Level music students have been giving performances this week to Year 7 and Year 8 students, showcasing their incredible talent and sparking inspiration among the younger students.


Incorporating trionimoes has been effective for Year 9 students to help inbed their understanding of mathematical equations.


We are proud to celebrate Year 7 achieving their Bully Free Form status - students demonstrated their understanding of bullying through songs, raps, short plays, diaries, written pieces, artwork and even a newly constructed 'buddy bench'. Well done Year 7!


Well done everyone - especially in the challenging weather conditions!


Our students taking part in the DofE expedition have coped incredibly well in wet conditions!


The latest SJL Newsletter is out now…


Year 7 have demonstrated remarkable culinary skills in Food Tech lessons this year, recently making a scrumptious batch of cheese scones to take home and enjoy.


Wow! The Year 7 Drama Club put on a fantastic performance on Wednesday night, showcasing their incredible acting and singing talents. Huge thanks to our A Level Drama students for putting the whole show together!


House Points aren't just about competition, they're about celebrating every student's unique strengths, their contributions to our school community and demonstrating our ACE - Achievement, Care and Excellence. The House Points tally currently stands at…


Rounders ⚾️Well done to the Year 7 Rounders team who finished second in the district tournament this evening. Fantastic performance all round, well done girls!

Exams administration and results

KS5 (A Level and equivalent) headline figures*

  Sir John Lawes National
A Level entries at grades A* - A 36% 27%
A Level entries at grades A* - B 65% 53%
A Level entries at grades A* - E 98% 97%
Average grade in best 3 A Levels B (39.4 points) c + (34.7 points)
Average A Level grade B (38.7 points) B - (35.3 points)
Academic average grade B (38.9 points) B - (34.5 points)
Applied General average grade Distinction (34.7 points) Merit + (29.5points)
A Level course completion 98% 95%
Academic course completion 98% 95%
Applied General course completion 88% 92%

Please note that the above data does not include the outcomes of recently remarked examination scripts.


A more detailed breakdown of our 2023 Key Stage 5 results by subject and gender can be downloaded here:

A Level results 2023

View our Sixth Form Performance Tables

Exams administration

Exam results collection

Results Days and Start of Term Arrangements

Results days can be a nerve-wracking time but please be assured that, whatever your results bring, someone will be on hand in school to advise you.

Current Year 13

Results are available from the Sports Hall on Thursday 17 August at 8.00am to 10.00am.  We look forward to congratulating you on securing your place at university or that job you have lined up. However, if your results are a little disappointing and you need some advice about what to do next, please to the Sixth Form Centre after collecting your results, and the Sixth Form team will be on hand to help you.

Before you leave, please can you fill in your destination details, including university and course if you are moving on to higher education or employers name and job title if you are moving into employment.

Current Year 11 – Internal Students

Results are available from the Sports Hall on Thursday 24 August at 8.30am to 10.30am.  Your results envelope will contain a sheet outlining the start of term arrangements – please read this carefully. Some of you may get a note on your envelope asking you to come down to the Sixth Form Centre to discuss your results, if this is the case please do not panic, but please do not go home without speaking to someone.

If we are posting your results to you and you need to speak to someone on opening the envelope, please follow the instructions on the letter enclosed.

Current Year 11 – External Students

Once you have collected your results from your present school, please either bring your Statement of Results directly to us in the Sixth Form Centre, or scan your Statement and email to The Sixth Form Centre will be open until 3.00pm on GCSE results day to confirm places. We cannot confirm your place until the Statement of Results is received. 

Students whose place is confirmed are invited into school to complete induction checks on Wednesday 1 September. Please come to the Sixth Form Centre at 2.00pm where you will be met by the Prefects team.


All Year 11 students, both internal and external students, joining the Sixth Form must complete the appropriate Holiday Homework before lessons begin.


Sara Calverley

Head of Sixth Form

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