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Hello and welcome to the primary phase of the Samuel Ryder 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


Year 2 Go On An African Adventure to Whipsnade Zoo


Year 2 get to meet the African animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Ship Ahoy at Fellowship Afloat


Residential trip gives Year 3 a taste of adventure at sea.
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Year 1 travel back in time at Mountfitchet Castle


On Tuesday 28th March our Year 1 classes visited Mountfitchet Castle, a unique open-air museum.
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SRA House News


Keep up to date with this term's news and fundraising efforts from our seven Houses
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May Half Term Holiday Clubs


Holiday club timetable from St Albans Plus Schools' Partnership.
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Watford FC Women and Girls' Disability Football Festival


Come and join Watford FC CSE Trust to take part in a variety of free football activities.
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Summer Term Clubs


A calendar of Primary summer term clubs is now available.
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Students asked to wear a hat for Brain Tumour Research


On Friday 31st March 2017 our prefect team is asking students across the school to join them in celebrating ‘Wear a Hat Day’.
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Easter 2017 Holiday Scheme


Vista St Albans Plus Schools’ Partnership is offering a number of activities for children over the Easter holiday period.
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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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