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11/12/19

Vacancy: looking for a new opportunity in 2020? Scholars' have an exciting vacancy for a Finance Assistant https://t.co/bUjRYaml3Z . . . https://t.co/JROYHBfh0J

10/12/19

Vacancy: looking to join an expanding education trust? are seeking a KS2/KS3 Teacher to join their teaching team for 2020 https://t.co/UzRSkPb4O6 . . . https://t.co/YYPzBKGevJ

09/12/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

. have a unique opportunity for an ambitious Teacher of Mandarin to join their secondary school in April 2020 or June/July 2020 for NQT's. 📜MPS (London fringe) 🗓️Closing Date: Midnight, Friday 20th Dec, 2019 Apply online⬇️ https://t.co/ykkrcgq8LL

07/12/19

Retweeted From SRA_Maths

winning the 'Best Mission Plan' award at RAF Hendon go team STEM https://t.co/RetKdt7RuP

04/12/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Opening night, are you ready? We are! Sir John Lawes School presents The Upper School Musical 2019 - Chicago School Edition by Fosse, Kander & Ebb https://t.co/8xa8yGRoif

04/12/19

Retweeted From Teach in Herts

New job at Sir John Lawes School: Apprentice IT/Media Support Technician in Harpenden, Herts. Closing date: 16/12/2019 https://t.co/qtbRRzUiCf https://t.co/YOnPp8EGel

04/12/19

Retweeted From Teach in Herts

New job at Sir John Lawes School: IT Media Support Technician in Harpenden, Herts. Closing date: 16/12/2019 https://t.co/VY1JcQ7gAw https://t.co/qmTMYJsEei

04/12/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Congratulations to Elizabeth in Yr 12 who received her 15th Headteacher's Commendation today. Fantastic achievement. https://t.co/WuXeKTrdcL

04/12/19

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Learning lots about Charles Dickens’ life and the lives of rich Victorians by exploring his house. https://t.co/e46KsmVTh1

02/12/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Have you got tickets for Chicago? This year's Upper School Musical is set to be a musical sensation, catchy and timeless lyrics it is not to be missed. Last remaining tickets available. Tickets can be purchased via ParentPay https://t.co/w8D5TKSFZc https://t.co/njIv5ISdYs

02/12/19

Retweeted From SRA Music

TICKETS for our production of SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL are on sale from today on parent pay! Please come and support our students- it's going to be FABULOUS! https://t.co/iAExp5blnX

29/11/19

Intense concentration from our SLT teams at the start of our annual conference. Valuable input from Kay Leach as always https://t.co/miVozCo1mE

28/11/19

Retweeted From SJL Climate Action Group

This climate strike was set up by the Sir John Lawes School Climate Action Group, a group of environmentally concerned students and teachers at SJL, worried about the future of our planet https://t.co/OyMInJ5OF9

28/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

SRA sixth Form at the UN in Geneva https://t.co/le5wIcQR8L

27/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

Teachers! Don't forget to sign up to this fantastic course next week https://t.co/A7PAEuwxjs

27/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

To book your place on a trial for the Post 16 SRA Rugby Academy, please go to https://t.co/RUfdQhperI https://t.co/B340nIflQh

22/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

CEO visits pupils today in Harpenden to present HCT Superstar awards for all their help making an innovative HPV immunisation awareness video - congratulations! https://t.co/bq6dJNZArw

22/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

More exciting news of our growing Sports Academy! https://t.co/fFroWoDEh7

21/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

So much to see at exhibition https://t.co/qlNZG9bwfx

21/11/19

Congratulations to on a hugely successful conference https://t.co/C70BEzQN4h

21/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

Thank you for your support of Hertfordshire's campaign, looks like there are loads of great activities happening at the school. More info at https://t.co/bPynjKnngx https://t.co/vhgckbwbV7

21/11/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Students engaging in a variety of activities led by Youth Connexion Student Leaders, thanks to for their facilitation support. Great discussions on mental health, looking at marketing campaigns and impact of social media https://t.co/XoC7AdbDsa

20/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

Looking at Post-16 opportunities? Don't miss our Post 16 Open Evening next week! https://t.co/QCKFijoYaE

18/11/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Last few spaces remaining for Thursday's Safetalk Training in association with . Please email emontgomery.herts.sch.uk to secure a place . . Tell Ask Listen KeepSafe https://t.co/5Xt4pNR64a

18/11/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

SJL are hosting their first Wellbeing Conference. The conference will include workshops related to health and wellbeing, parents are invited to come along 11.40am - 12.30pm. Please confirm attendance by end of today Monday 18 November to sjlyounghealth.com https://t.co/4LiOw8uGlU

18/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

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16/11/19

Congratulations Simon! https://t.co/gu3JfdSGLP

15/11/19

Our first meeting today. Thanks for the opportunity to hear from inspirational speakers and to get to network with colleagues from &

15/11/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

URGENT RUGBY ANNOUNCEMENT: After last minute problems with Minibuses and Staffing please can as many Year 7, 8 & 9 players make their own way to Dame Alice Owens tomorrow (9am meet) Please spread the word and offer lifts to those in need, limited bus space (SJL 8.30am meet)

15/11/19

And we’re enjoying listening to you! https://t.co/Xra1E8NVIc

13/11/19

Retweeted From SRA Secondary

We are delighted to announce the launch of the SRA Football Academy for Post-16 students, in conjunction with Watford Community Sports & Education Trust! ⚽⚽⚽ https://t.co/SIibF2f7AJ

13/11/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay Academy (RBA)

A great turn out for our Sixth Form Open Evening, tonight . A very busy and enjoyable night. Aim high and work hard, this is your future. https://t.co/rzD9XbXBpR https://t.co/0b8vUgynjI

13/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

Thrilled to be presented with our plaque today at the ADS conference. Great day with lots of ideas to take away ⁦https://t.co/g909iQIa6y

12/11/19

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

That pesky dinosaur is back in our EYFS garden again! https://t.co/rnItCABxvS

12/11/19

Retweeted From SJLtandl

Thought provoking session from about the innovations at at the conference this morning. Good to have the opportunity to think about things being done in different ways!

12/11/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

Vacancy alert: do you possess excellent communication and admin skills? We want you! We are seeking an Administration/Data Assistant to join our friendly support team https://t.co/FUrVHs93UN . . . https://t.co/fUwCFa8Xsz

11/11/19

Congratulations on the publication of your first iBook. Great to share creative learning and demonstrating education excellence. Well done. https://t.co/XoT9C1JJZq

11/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

Great to see us the local newspaper! St Albans school Samuel Ryder Academy named Apple Distinguished School | Education | Herts Advertiser https://t.co/8sGHX4m1qQ

08/11/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes

A powerful assembly and a fantastic £100 raised through the sale of charity wristbands for by Yr 11 students https://t.co/kxL9p8AkKl

Trust News

Sir John Lawes School Celebrates 80 Years

Posted on 25/09/2019

Sunday, 22 September 2019, Sir John Lawes School threw open their doors to celebrate their 80th year. With in excess of 1000 tickets issued for the celebration it was a busy and thriving afternoon with various exciting activities for the Alumni of the school to enjoy and participate in.

  • Admiring artwork by students past and present
  • Performances by music ensembles
  • Recording memories in their TV Studio
SJL 80th Celebrations SJL 80th Celebrations Hall

 

Brief history of Sir John Lawes School

In 1938, building began on land purchased by Hertfordshire County Council on Manland Common, to create a new secondary school for the Harpenden community.  Building was completed in the summer of 1939, but by September, when the schools were to open, the Second World War had been declared.  As a result, the opening of Manland Common Senior Elementary School, with its new Headteacher, Arthur Watts, had to be delayed for a week until 21 September 1939 to arrange for accommodation of evacuees.

In 1982 the name of the school was changed from Manland Secondary School to Sir John Lawes School in honour of Sir John Bennet Lawes, the world-renowned scientist and founder of Rothamsted Research, whose efforts (and finances!) had helped established the first school for Harpenden children in 1847.

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