Sir John Lawes School

School With Traditional Values 

For over 70 years Sir John Lawes School has been delivering an outstanding education for all students. The school combines the best of traditional values with the very latest in teaching methods and technologies. The Schools's National Teaching School status reflects the importance they place on recruiting and developing the very highest quality staff in all areas of the organisation. Sir John Lawes received their 4th consecutive Artsmark Gold award demonstrating the emphasis that is placed on creativity for all students and our position as a National Support School. Sir John Lawes strongly believes in sharing good practice to bring about school improvement.

The school is also very aware of their responsibilities to the wider community and awards such as our Oxfam Lead School status are evidence of our students’ awareness of the role they play as global citizens.

Sir John Lawes Vision & Values  

The shared values of the school community are summed up in the Sir John Lawes ACE:

  • Achievement
  • Care
  • Excellence

The ACE underpins everything that we do and provides a secure basis for all we strive to accomplish.

  • Achievement in academic, artistic, sporting, cultural and other forms with a focus on teaching and learning.
  • Care for students, staff and others beyond the school community.
  • Excellent standards, manners, honesty, personal integrity and uniform.

The school's vision is to produce responsible young people of whom we can all be proud, who have achieved more than they ever believed possible and who are prepared to make a contribution to their local, national and global communities.

There is so much more that marks out the Sir John Lawes community as a place in which each individual can receive the support and challenge they need to help them thrive. Everyone is immensely proud of the work they at the school, please see the school website to learn more or please do visit us and experience the Sir John Lawes ACE for yourself.

School in Harpenden
School in Harpenden

Opening Times

  • Mon 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Tue 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Wed 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Thur 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm
School in Harpenden


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