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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

21 November 2017

Y12/13 Sovereign Education Lectures

Time: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

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24 November 2017

INSET Day (Academy closed to students)

Time: All Day

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30 November 2017

Y12 & Y13 Parents' Evening

Time: 4:00PM to 7:30PM

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1 December 2017

Year 10/ 11 Science Live Trip

Time: All Day

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6 December 2017

PTA Meeting

Time: 7:30PM to 9:00PM

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7 December 2017

Annual Varsity Match, Twickenham stadium

Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

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8 December 2017

Inclusion Parents Coffee Morning

Time: 9:30AM to 10:30AM

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9 December 2017

PTA Festive Fayre

Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

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12 December 2017

Year 11 Parents' Evening

Time: 4:00PM to 7:00PM

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13 December 2017

"School of Rock", School Production

Time: 7:00PM to 9:30PM

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14 December 2017

"School of Rock", School Production

Time: 7:00PM to 9:30PM

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21 December 2017

End of Term

Time: 12:30PM to 12:30PM

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8 January 2018

Start of Spring Term

Time: 8:30AM to 8:30AM

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17 January 2018

Y7-11 Parents' Talk on E-Safety

Time: 12:00PM to 12:00PM

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18 January 2018

Year 7 Parents Evening

Time: 4:00PM to 7:00PM

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30 January 2018

Y5 Choir Young Voices Concert

Time: 12:00PM to 2:00PM

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Year 8 Parents Evening

Time: 4:00PM to 7:00PM

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2 February 2018

Inclusion Parents Coffee Morning

Time: 9:30AM to 10:30AM

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8 February 2018

Year 9 Parents Evening

Time: 4:00PM to 7:00PM

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12 February 2018

Half Term

Time: All Day

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20 February 2018

Year 8 Options Evening

Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

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23 February 2018

INSET Day (Academy closed to students)

Time: All Day

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27 February 2018

Year 9 Options Evening

Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

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1 March 2018

School of Rock trip

Time: 5:30PM to 11:00PM

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13 March 2018

Year 10 Parents Evening

Time: 4:00PM to 7:00PM

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16 March 2018

Inclusion Parents Coffee Morning

Time: 9:30AM to 10:30AM

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20 March 2018

Y12 & 13 Psychology Zimbardo Conference

Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

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29 March 2018

Spring Term Finishes

Time: 12:30PM to 12:30PM

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16 April 2018

Summer Term Starts

Time: 8:30AM to 8:30AM

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11 May 2018

Inclusion Parents Coffee Morning

Time: 9:30AM to 10:30AM

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12 May 2018

PTA Summer Fair

Time: 12:00PM to 3:00PM

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28 May 2018

Half Term

Time: All Day

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20 June 2018

Y11 Leavers Assembly

Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

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21 June 2018

Y11 Leavers Assembly

Time: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

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Leavers Prom

Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM

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29 June 2018

Inclusion Parents Coffee Morning

Time: 9:30AM to 10:30AM

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1 July 2018

Year 12 Visit to Paris and Euro Disney

Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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2 July 2018

Year 12 Visit to Paris and Euro Disney

Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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3 July 2018

Year 12 Visit to Paris and Euro Disney

Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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4 July 2018

Year 12 Visit to Paris and Euro Disney

Time: 2:00PM to 3:00PM

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20 July 2018

Summer Term Ends

Time: 12:30PM to 12:30PM

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Announcements

Free eSafety Parent Sessions

14/06/2017

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

12/05/2017

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

27/04/2017

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

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

3G pitch

11/10/2017

Exciting news - We have submitted planning application for a state-of-the-art 3G Pitch!
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KS3 Explore Paris and Disneyland

20/07/2017

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

10/07/2017

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

09/06/2017

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

08/05/2017

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

02/05/2017

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

25/04/2017

Life skills students showcase their knowledge of countries and continents.
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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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