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In assembly on Monday 11th December, Rachel from Zoe's Place came into school to collect toys and gifts for the children at Zoe's Place and their brothers and sisters for their Christmas Party. 

This is part of the fundraising efforts from Year 8 students for their charity of the year.

As part of the work that Laurence Jackson School is doing to support various charities, each form collected items to fill one or two shoeboxes, a number of students filled shoeboxes on their own.

On Monday 20th November 2017 the Rotary Club came into school to collect 100 shoeboxes that we filled by students at Laurence Jackson School, these were taken to York to start their journey to Romania.

As the inclement weather arrives, I would like to remind students and parents/carers of the options for students regarding clothing to wear during their outdoor physical education lessons.


  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms or plain black leggings.
  • Black, white and green LJS indoor polo shirt (underneath)
  • Black, white and green LJS hooded sweatshirt
  • Green and white football socks
  • Suitable footwear for activities on the Astro Turf Pitch
  • Sensible plain gloves
  • Sensible plain hat (no tassels, pom-poms etc)
  • Under garments (base layer, long sleeved top, thermal top) underneath PE kit.


  • Plain black tracksuit bottoms or plain black base layer leggings.
  • Black, white and green LJS indoor polo shirt (underneath)
  • Black, white and green LJS long sleeved sports top
  • Green and white football socks
  • Suitable footwear for activities on the Astro Turf Pitch or grass fields
  • Sensible plain gloves
  • Sensible plain hat (no tassels, pom-poms etc)
  • Under garments (base layer, long sleeved top, thermal top) underneath PE kit.

It is expected that the school PE kit is the layer on the top and visible, however, students may wear layers underneath their PE kit to keep them warm during outdoor lessons (t-shirts, vests, base layers).

I hope you will support us by ensuring your child attends PE lessons with the appropriate clothing for the cold weather, unless the weather is deemed extreme, the planned PE lessons will take place outside. This will then help provide safe and enjoyable PE lessons.

Kit can be purchased from Tag Teamwear at

Yours sincerely

Mr M Tyzack

Director of Sport

Wednesday 11 October saw our annual Sports College presentation take place at Gisborough Hall Hotel.

Around 400 students, family and guests attended to celebrate our sporting achievements over the past twelve months.

The evening was a huge success and welcomed back Mr Gavin to present the special awards as well the inspirational guest speaker Paralympion Sean Rose.

Cleveland College of Art and Design run a series of Saturday classes for young people.  They select students who are keen to develop their Art and Design skills and have a real interest in the subject. This year LJS students Adam B, Chloe C, Bryony R, Nina S, Jacob S, Hollie T, were successful in gaining places and attend CCAD to participate in events every Saturday during term time throughout the whole academic year.

During the sessions students experience working within a Further Education environment and working alongside guest artists and designers and are given the opportunity to produce a variety of pieces in different materials. Additionally the students go to London to visit current exhibitions and Somerset House. At the end of the year student’s exhibit work in the renowned venue with a celebration of achievements, alongside twenty other specialist art colleges and universities. Not only do they take part in the exhibition but are also given the opportunity to have a master class with internationally renowned artists.


At the end of the summer term July 2017 Laurence Jackson staff and students raised a grand total of £776.44 for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

This money has now been gratefully received by the charity.  

Well Done to all involved this is a fantastic achievement.

8 Y10 students completed their Bronze DofE Expedition at the weekend. On day 1 the students navigated their way from Great Broughton to Kildale and on arrival set up camp and cooked an evening meal. Even though they had been walking for 7 hours they still found the energy to participate in a night walk to Westerdale to see the ‘Seated Man.’ On day 2 the group cooked breakfast before breaking camp and heading towards Captain Cook’s Monument and climbing Roseberry Topping.

All the students did exceptionally well (Ruby W, Erin W, Katharine B, Jasmine B, Poppy K, Megan T, Cole M and Archie L). This now makes 44 Y10 students that have completed their Bronze DofE. I would also like to thank Sam Colman, Annabel Street and Jess Sadler for giving up their weekend to support me with the DofE. Without their ongoing support our students would not be offered this opportunity.   Mr Wyke

A huge congratulations to Kate G in Y11.

Kate was nominated for the Schools Physicist of the Year 2016/17 in recognition of her commitment to Science studies and completing GCSE Astronomy in her Y10.

We found out this week that Kate won the award and has received an official certificate and book voucher from Queen Mary University of London.

LJS exam results stand firm against changes in the exam system nationally


Successful outcomes at LJS for Class of 2017

Despite yet more significant changes to the exams and qualifications framework nationally, Year 11 students at Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough have matched the high levels of achievement from previous years.

Investigation progresses

Cleveland Police and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have confirmed that there has been significant progress in an investigation into allegations regarding a member of staff at a school in the local area.
Police confirmed earlier this week that a 24-year-old man from Stockton had been arrested in relation to indecent images of children.

Just an update on money raised for charities for 2016/17. 

During last year as a school we raised £3232.90 for various charities the breakdown of which is below:

On 13 June 2017, Jessica M, William S, Meredith R and Cara S attended a Salters Chemistry competition held at Newcastle University.

On the 26th April some year 7 and 8 pupils took part in the Junior Maths Challenge which is a National competition, which required pupils to complete very challenging problem solving. There were 3 pupils receiving a gold award, 8 silver and 15 Bronze.


In view of the recent tragic fire in London, I would like to reassure parents that no combustible materials were used in the construction of the building and a sprinkler system and fire alarm operates throughout the new building.


Students are familiar with the fire evacuation procedures, which have been fully tested, although we will carry out a further simulation exercise before the end of term.


Tony Gavin

Over recent months several students and staff have been working hard producing creative writing and art work as part of the Guisborough Town Hall Gateway project.

The outcome for their outstanding commitment and contribution was a four page feature in Coastal View and Moor News with 24 students having their work published in the paper which went out to over 26,000 readers.

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