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Huge congratulations to former LJS student Olivia Aston for being a finalist in the vocational category at the British Education Awards Ceremony 2020, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.

To celebrate Chinese new year the catering team put on some special food to mark the occasion.

Congratulations to the 55 Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students from LJS who completed a sponsored walk on Sunday. 

We are incredibly proud of Isabelle H in Year 7 for her incredible act of kindness.

Congratulations to our Under 15 girls football team who beat St John Fisher High School (Harrogate) 4-1 in the ESFA National School’s Cup last 32.

F.A.O. of parents/carers of Year9 pupils

Following Laurence Jackson School’s Ofsted inspection in February 2019, the Department for Education believe that the best way for the School to make rapid and sustained improvement is by becoming a sponsored academy.

On Wednesday 9th October our school sports presentation evening took place. The evening was once again a fantastic occasion, celebrating the past year of sporting success at LJS.

17 students in Y10 visited the head offices of Venator to take part in a STEM event which focused on the companies manufacturing of titanium oxide.

Mrs Crawford had the pleasure of accompanying Mr Wyke and 7 Y11 girls (pictured above) last week to see them receive their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Congratulations to our six Year 8 students who took part at the Great North City Games.

Our fantastic Race for Life event which took place on Monday has raised an amazing £724 with money still coming in.

Thank you to all of the students, friends and family who took part and contributed to an amazing event and who helped raise an incredible amount of money!

If you have any books you wish to donate to LJS library please feel free to bring them along and they will be added to our stock.  

The following authors are especially well-liked:  Roald Dahl, Jeff Kinney, Michael Morpurgo and Jaqueline Wilson.  Series of books such as Harry Potter, Skulduggery Pleasant and The Wimpy Kid are particularly popular and will be useful additions to the library.  

Books should be suitable for ages 9-16 and all contributions will be gratefully received.

Thank you for your help

Mrs C Nowell – Literacy Co-ordinator 

KS3 Assessment - Further Guidance for Parents/Carers

Laurence Jackson School Summer Production 2019 – Little Shop of Horrors

This year a strong cast of students took part in a fantastic production full of energy and brilliant performances. Little Shop of Horrors, the rock musical comedy about a talking/singing Venus flytrap which eats its unsuspecting victims played to packed houses and impressed audiences over two nights.

Read more and take a look at the photos in our Music Department blog! - CLICK HERE


Many thanks to all parents who attended the information meeting regarding the latest OFSTED report and also those that have responded to the school with both questions regarding the process and support for the school and staff.

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