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In recent years we have witnessed a revolution in the way we teach and learn. We have built upon our reputation for excellence across the curriculum and, thanks to our specialism in New Technologies, we have been able to ensure that the whole school benefits from the very latest technology with each student being allocated their own iPod Touch as a mobile learning device.

We are committed to providing education that gives students skills to rely upon for life. Whatever courses or careers our students choose to pursue, we make sure that they leave here with a strong basis for success. The forward-looking education we provide combined with the caring atmosphere of our school gives every student the help, support, opportunities and motivation they need to get the very best from their studies.

At SRA we strive to discover new, diverse and interesting ways to make the education we provide even more successful and dynamic. Our modern facilities and deep understanding of students’ individual needs help us to provide first-class teaching and learning from Year 7 to Year 13.

Mr Matt Gauthier


Upcoming Events

24 August 2017

GCSE Results Day

Time: All Day

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Sixth Form Enrolment

Time: 10:00AM to 1:00PM

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Free eSafety Parent Sessions


Advice for parents on keeping children safe online.
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Newsletter targets SEND audience


Local SEND support partnership DSPL 7 publishes first monthly newsletter.
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Watford FC Women and Girls' Disability Day


Come and join Watford FC CSE Trust to take part in a variety of free football activities.
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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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KS3 Explore Paris and Disneyland


Over forty of our KS3 students are just back from a fabulous trip to Paris where they spent four days exploring this wonderful city.
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Fun and Learning During Healthy Living Week


The whole academy participates in a range of activities for Healthy Living Week!
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St Albans Abbey Gifted and Talented visit


Year 7s explore questions of faith during RE trip to St Albans Abbey.
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Bully-free form success


Months of hard work from Year 7s sees all forms declared 'bully-free'.
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WWII talk examines role of ethnic minorities


Military historian visits Year 7s as part of 'All in it together' project.
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Geography focus for Learning Zone competition


Life skills students showcase their knowledge of countries and continents.
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Ryder Review team hits the headlines


Year 9s produce bulletin for BBC School Report national news day
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Students work in partnership with PTA


Students across the school have been working in partnership with our PTA to secure over £1,800 worth of new equipment.
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Careers event attracts Sixth Formers from across St Albans


Samuel Ryder Academy was proud to host a St Albans schools consortium careers event on Friday 24th February, attended by Sixth Form students from schools across the district.
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Students unite against bullying


Over one hundred students from across our primary and secondary phases took part in an Anti-Bullying Conference that focused on sexist language and discrimination.
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School performance tables reveal outstanding progress


Samuel Ryder Academy now ranks second in Hertfordshire for key performance measure Progress 8.
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