Annie – The Musical

Lawnswood School are pleased to present Annie – the Musical! There will be three evening performances on 21st, 22nd and 23rd February 2017. Curtains up is 7pm sharp. Don’t miss this fantastic production. Please see attached poster for ticket information.


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Cabaret, Cabaret!


Another amazing evening at the Lawnswood Cabaret on Friday 18th November. Now in its 6th year, the event did not fail to make you laugh, create a lump in your throat and thoroughly inspire you. It was wonderful to see so many Spanish Exchange students enjoying the medley of musicians, vocalists, gymnasts and comics.

A real-time poetry competition was part of the show with some real artistic prose and some real stinkers – all cheered with equal gusto.

Congratulations to Petra Rajchel who won a whole box of Tunnock Teacakes for her ditty:

“Down at the Lawnswood Cabaret,

I was inspired to write a poem,

I’d see hoops and song and flips and dance

And then, I’d stagger hoem”

A massive thank-you must go to Peter Spafford, Annette Dadds, Katie Mitchel and Rachel Rushton for organising the event and of course to our regular compere, Peter White whose hula-hoop skills continued to dazzle. Roll on next Year!






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Remember your school careers advice?  Was it uninspiring  or unhelpful?

We have recently started identifying ways to compliment the School’s Careers Advice and Guidance work. We believe that as a group of parents we have a huge breadth of experience of different types of careers and employment and wish to ensure students have the chance to learn about these different opportunities. Please would you consider volunteering to share your work/career experience, by going into school, to talk with small groups of students.

We are not only looking for specific jobs/careers but also areas and types of working e.g. self employed, building trade, health and social care, creative industries, sport and leisure industries, hospitality, engineering, teaching etc. The broader the range of jobs, the more we can provide information on different work opportunities and careers that students may consider doing in the future. Often students do not know that particular jobs even exist yet they are asked to choose GCSE and A level subjects at a young age, possibly ruling out future careers that would suit them well.

Students will be encouraged to make best use of your time and where possible will be linked to areas where they have expressed an interest. The school have suggested a range of ways that parents/carers can come into school to contribute. Once we have developed more specifics we will contact those interested by email. We recognise that your contribution will need to fit with your work commitments.

If you are able to volunteer your time or have any questions then please contact either Lee Ingham or Julia de los Rios using the FOLS e-mail address:


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Here we go – its Cabaret time!


The next annual Cabaret will be held on Friday 18th November 2016 at Lawnswood School. Starting at 7pm there will be 2 and a half hours of comic and dramatic entertainment. Last year’s Cabaret bared witness to audience tears of laughter and stunned silence – yes the talent is that good! Expect music, vocals, drama, comedy – a whole range of performing arts, not forgetting the unforgettable hola-hooping!

The last two years have been a sell-out so reserve your tickets NOW (these can be collected on the door) by e-mailing: Tickets cost only £7 each (over 14s only). There will be refreshments available throughout. This is our biggest fund-raiser with money going straight back to student enrichment activities.

This years poster can be viewed below.


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Next Meeting: Wednesday 2nd November, 7pm

The next FOLS meeting is on Wednesday 2nd November, 7pm until 8.30pm (at the latest!). All welcome and very informal. We will be discussing the annual Cabaret which will soon be upon us. Please meet in the main reception. If you are able to attend please drop a quick e-mail to :, so we know to wait for you.Hope to see you there.


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Open Evening: Tuesday 20th September – help wanted.

The School is running their annual Open Evening for prospective students and parents/carers on Tuesday 20th September 2016 from 5pm until 7pm.

You do not need to have a Year 6 child to visit the School, we welcome all families who may be interested in their children eventually attending Lawnswood, whatever their current age.

There will be a host of activities for students to try, and, all departments will be open with staff available to answer questions.

If you are a current parent and are able to come and help run a Friends of Lawnswood information stall during the event, please contact:


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Next Meeting: Wed 28th Sept

Friends of Lawnswood School meetings will now be held on Wednesday evenings, once every half-term. The first meeting of this new academic year will be on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 7pm until 8.30pm. Please meet at the Main Reception in School. All welcome – no experience necessary. If you are planning to attend please e-mail: so that we know you are coming.

Please come and find out what is happening around School and how you can help support the School’s activities.



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