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Hello and welcome to Samuel Ryder Academy. On behalf of our staff I would like to welcome you and your family to the Primary phase of the Academy.

It is our aim to be a school where the children feel valued, confident and happy. Our work begins by building upon the numerous skills you have fostered in your child at home and to build upon the good practice of nurseries, pre schools and childminders. We aim to develop a successful partnership with you in the academic, social and moral development of your child.

As a parent and teacher I understand that choosing a school for your child is a big decision and I hope that this website gives you an insight in to the organisation of the school, and the facilities that we can offer you and your child. Throughout the following pages I hope to be able to give you a flavour of life in our school and a sense of the commitment we have to ensuring that your child receives the very best education we can offer. We set out to cultivate an attitude of serious application to work and encouragement, allowing the children to achieve the best of which they are capable across the curriculum.

It is impossible to convey the friendly, caring atmosphere of the school or the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff. The only way is to see for yourselves! Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to visit us, we will be more than willing to show you around.

Many thanks,

Mr Matt Gauthier


SRA House News


Keep up to date with this term's news and fundraising efforts from our seven Houses
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Primary Open Day


One day open event - Thursday 17th November 2016
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Remembrance Day Parade


Thank you to the parents and children who attended the Remembrance Day Parade in St Albans.
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Winners of the St Albans Civic Society Award


Mr Gauthier and Mrs Robins proudly accepted the Civic Society Award from the Mayor of St Albans.
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Key Stage 1 'Festival of Sports'


Yesterday the Sports Hall was transformed into a Festival of Sport for all 120 of our year 1 and 2 children.
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Macmillan Coffee Morning


We are thrilled to announce that SRA Primary managed to raise £218.17 for Macmillan Cancer Charity.
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Awards Evening


Last night the Academy held its annual Awards Evening which was attended by the Mayor, Geoff Harrison and Kelly Brown, Captain of Scotland's Rugby Union Team.
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New Samuel Ryder Academy App


Introduction of school app for Apple IOS and Android providing parents with day-to-day information and notifications.
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Maths Week - 30th January - 2nd February 2017


Samuel Ryder Academy is celebrating a week of fun, interactive, hands-on maths learning.
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Primary school tour dates


We have a number of dates scheduled for prospective reception parents to tour our primary school.
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Parent Consultations


Parent consultation evenings take place on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November 2016
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October Half Term 2016 Activities


Vista St Albans is running a number of activities for primary children during October half term.
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