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Samuel Ryder Academy Sixth Form provides a unique opportunity to be part of a diverse community where we pride ourselves on our commitment to offering excellent pastoral and academic support for all our students.

Small class sizes, high quality teaching and weekly academic mentoring underpins each student’s personalised program.  This, along with working collaboratively with parents, ensures our students achieve their goals. With the support of the sixth form team, we will encourage all students to develop a sense of fun and love for learning that motivates them to become responsible people who positively impact on our changing world.

We are committed to creating exciting enrichment opportunities: study skills, guest speakers and extra-curricular activities for and run by the prefect team and sixth form students. As an SRA Sixth Form student you will become an integral part of the day to day running of the school by offering support to the lower school and the wider community, developing your personal and inter-personal qualities in preparation for life beyond school.

It is a central characteristic of our community that the high expectations we have of our students are matched by the high expectations our students have of themselves. A high proportion of our students obtain their desired university places, although there is also personalised support and guidance for those who wish to progress directly into employment.

Through its warmth and sense of community, SRA ensures you quickly become acquainted with each other and develop friendships. SRA is more than a place to pass your A Levels, it is a place that allows you to develop as a person, where your academic ambitions will be met in a stimulating atmosphere of care and support.

As a Sixth Form community, we take great pride in all our achievements and I hope that the information contained in this website will give you a flavour of what a special place Samuel Ryder Academy Sixth Form really is.

Helen Potter
Head of Sixth Form

 

            

Upcoming Events

25 March 2017

Barcelona Trip

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26 March 2017

Barcelona Trip

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27 March 2017

Barcelona Trip

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28 March 2017

Psychology trip to Emmanuel Centre

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Barcelona Trip

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31 March 2017

Wear a hat day in aid of Brain Tumour Research

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7 April 2017

Spring Term ends for all students 12.30pm

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24 April 2017

Summer Term starts for all students

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More Able: English BBC Young Writers

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26 April 2017

Deloitte Mentoring

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27 April 2017

Junior Maths Challenge

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28 April 2017

Inclusion Parents' Coffee Morning (Reading and Comprehension)

Time: 9:30AM to 10:30AM

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Friday Lectures (selected Sixth Form)

Time: 11:40AM to 12:30PM

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2 May 2017

Modern Foreign Languages Week

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3 May 2017

Modern Foreign Languages Week

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4 May 2017

Modern Foreign Languages Week

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5 May 2017

Modern Foreign Languages Week

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6 May 2017

PTA Summer Fair

Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

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15 May 2017

External examinations start

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26 May 2017

Inclusion Parents' Coffee Morning (Making Maths easy for students with additional needs)

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29 May 2017

HALF TERM

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30 May 2017

HALF TERM

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31 May 2017

HALF TERM

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1 June 2017

HALF TERM

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2 June 2017

HALF TERM

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5 June 2017

Book Week

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6 June 2017

Book Week

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7 June 2017

Book Week

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8 June 2017

Book Week

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9 June 2017

Book Week

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Music Showcase

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12 June 2017

Healthy Eating Week

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13 June 2017

Healthy Eating Week

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14 June 2017

Healthy Eating Week

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15 June 2017

Healthy Eating Week

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Secondary Athletics Championships

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16 June 2017

Healthy Eating Week

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19 June 2017

Year 7-10 Exam Week

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20 June 2017

Year 7-10 Exam Week

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21 June 2017

Year 7-10 Exam Week

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22 June 2017

Year 7-10 Exam Week

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Year 8 & 9 Girls HPV vaccinations

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23 June 2017

Year 7-10 Exam Week

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External examinations end

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30 June 2017

Inclusion Parents' Coffee Morning (Parents' questions - open topic)

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5 July 2017

Art / D&T Exhibition

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6 July 2017

New Year 7 Parents' Information Evening

Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM

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7 July 2017

Sports Day

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Friday Lectures (selected Sixth Form)

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10 July 2017

Year 10 & 12 Work Experience

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11 July 2017

Year 10 & 12 Work Experience

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12 July 2017

Year 10 & 12 Work Experience

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Paris Euro Disney trip

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13 July 2017

Year 10 & 12 Work Experience

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Paris Euro Disney trip

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New to Year 7 Transition Day

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Year 11 Prom

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14 July 2017

Year 10 & 12 Work Experience

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Paris Euro Disney trip

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Reserve Sports Day

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15 July 2017

Paris Euro Disney trip

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20 July 2017

Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 Trips

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21 July 2017

Summer terms ends for all students 12.30pm

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Announcements

Academy prepares to hit the headlines

14/03/2017

Latest Samuel Ryder Academy BBC School News Report set to go live on 16th March 2017.
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Students asked to wear a hat for Brain Tumour Research

14/03/2017

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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New Samuel Ryder Academy App

31/01/2017

Introduction of school app for Apple IOS and Android providing parents with day-to-day information and notifications.
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News

Ryder Review team hits the headlines

16/03/2017

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

13/03/2017

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

06/03/2017

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

01/02/2017

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

31/01/2017

Samuel Ryder Academy now ranks second in Hertfordshire for key performance measure Progress 8.
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Sky Sports Visit Gives Students Steps to Success

19/01/2017

Year 10s found out what it takes to become a top class athlete this week, and how the keys to success in sport can be applied to success in learning and life.
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