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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

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.

Formula 1 project






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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