As an all-through school, providing education from 4-19 on the same site, the Academy is uniquely placed to ensure the best possible progression for its students as they move through the Key Stages, and to use the best educational practice from primary and secondary phases in order to address their needs at all levels. By sharing good practice, expertise and high-quality facilities across all ages, the Academy avoids the dips associated with transition and provides challenge for the most able, whilst ensuring extra support for those who need it. In addition, our staff have the opportunity to develop a far better understanding than would normally be possible of our students as individuals as they progress through the different stages of the Academy.
Most students join the Academy in reception or at Year 7, although others may join the Academy community at different stages. However, no matter what age a child joins Samuel Ryder, they will receive the support and care required to help them achieve standards of which they and the rest of the SRA community can be proud. Pastoral and academic systems work together to ensure that they receive an education as personalised to their talents and needs as possible.