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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!

Previous Purchases

Formula 1 Project Equipment - This purchase in summer 2023 has allowed the F1 programme to start this year with Year 9.The students design their cars on CAD, 3D print them then add a compressed gas canister to power them.

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Six Radio Mics and New Mixing Desk - The new audio equipment will be of benefit to whole school community events as well as extracurricular concerts and productions. The purchase has also made sound production design a possibility for students to specialise in on GCSE and A level drama syllabi. 

Mixing Desk

Two Sewing Machines - The new machines help Year 7 students build up their confidence using sewing machines, while older year groups enjoy using the sewing machines in more creative ways in their Textiles classes. 

Sewing Machine


New Minibus - The school needed a new minibus to better cope with the increasing transport requirements.  In June, the long-awaited minibus was purchased – second hand but in fantastic condition inside and out, and there’s even air-conditioning vents for all the passengers!  Go to the Friends of SJL Facebook or Twitter to see our video.

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New Tenor Saxophone - The Music Faculty had been in need of a new Tenor Saxophone for quite some time.  Being able to support students expand their musical repertoire (for example branching out from an Alto Sax) and helps to enhance the sound of the various music ensembles.  The music parents support group are instrumental in raising funds and FOSJL were able to provide a substantial donation to make this purchase possible.  Go to the Friends of SJL Facebook or Twitter to see a short video.

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The Oasis

This was a huge project which transformed a large area of barren land in the middle of the school into a beautiful place for students and staff to enjoy.  This was achieved by covering the area with artificial turf, building decking and seating around three beautiful silver birch trees, planting up the flower beds with shrubs and building a large raised bed in the centre of the site.  In addition, a student has built some seating in collaboration with Jarvis Contracting and students have painted murals and made sculptures. 



The Outdoor Gym

This was the first Outdoor Gym to be installed in a Hertfordshire school, and only the third to be installed in the county.

We’re delighted to have been able to fund the gym. The students love it and it should make an appreciable difference to general health and fitness levels.


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Other projects we have funded

  • essential equipment for the new science lab
  • a range of low cost musical instruments to make trying an instrument an option for all students
  • an outdoor table tennis table, bats and balls expanding the range of outdoor activities available for students in break times
  • improved acoustics in the Sports Hall, enabling it to be used more widely as a venue
  • fencing for the new Eco garden
  • 3 outdoor canopies enabling students to sit outside, sheltered from sun and rain
  • a mini-bus
  • 2 animal houses
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