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“LJS is a joyful place, full of exciting new opportunities. Everyone succeeds in their search for excellence; LJS improves life chances and unleashes potential” Head Girl
“LJS is a hardworking and enjoyable school that offers a vast selection of opportunities for every student, giving them the building blocks for a successful life” Head Boy

Closure of School – Thursday 25 September 2014

Please remember that the school will be closed to students on Thursday 25 September 2014 for staff to undertake training as part of their statutory requirement, as well as for part of the day to prepare for our Open Evening.

Please see full details in the Letters section.

Open Evening 2014

On Thursday 25 September between 5.30–8.00pm, Year 6 students and their parents are cordially invited to visit Laurence Jackson School to meet students and staff.

The evening begins at 5.30pm with short presentations by Tony Gavin, Headteacher, Alan Ankers, Chair of Governors, the Parent Staff Association and a joint presentation by Cameron Watson, Head Boy, and Bethan Lynas, Head Girl.

Visitors will be then invited to tour all areas of the school, discover the excellent range of opportunities that are available and participate in many interactive activities ranging from trying out science equipment to making a bruschetta.

We are proud of our achievements and look forward to welcoming parents, carers and students to this event.

Laurence Jackson School has a rich and distinguished tradition of delivering top class education. We are committed to providing outstanding opportunities in an environment which is safe, secure and inspirational.

Come and join a school that was recently graded ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted (March 2012) and described as a ‘good school which meets the needs and aspirations of all students’.

Cohort 2014 maintain high standards at LJS – 21/8/14

Despite significant changes to the exam regime and grave warnings about a national dip in results, students at Laurence Jackson School have matched the high levels of achievement from previous years.

Almost 70%  of  Y11 candidates achieved A-Cs in English and Maths combined with over 60% of the 2014 cohort attaining the crucial benchmark of 5A*-C including English and Maths.  English results at LJS were excellent across the board with over 80% achieving A-Cs, a new school record. 

There were particularly impressive outcomes for students with the highest grades, with over 23% of all grades recorded as either A or A*, again the best outcome in our history.  The final overall figure is expected to rise further once all grades are reviewed and confirmed as some areas are still outstanding.

Headteacher Tony Gavin commended the dedication and commitment of LJS staff and students; “There have been so many changes to the exam system over the past 2 years that it has been more difficult to predict outcomes than ever before but what I do know is that the staff and students at LJS have worked incredibly hard to achieve their full potential.  The continual alterations and interference to established systems has proved most challenging but our students have risen to the occasion and with fantastic support from teaching and support staff have tried their hardest to achieve their targets and we cannot ask for more than that.

It should also be remembered that exam results, important as they are, only represent part of the bigger educational picture.  As well as performing so well academically, I would like to take this opportunity to commend cohort 2014 for participating wholeheartedly in so many other areas of school and community life.  They proved to be outstanding role models and excellent ambassadors for the school, their families and the wider local community.  They deserve their success, were a pleasure to work with and everyone at LJS wishes them all the very best for the future.”



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