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15/02/24

* Scholars' Education Trust Concert *This year's spectacular venue The Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Tickets on sale now! pic.twitter.com/reQpQqDifw

15/02/24

* Scholars' Education Trust Concert *This year's spectacular venue The Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Tickets on sale now! pic.twitter.com/reQpQqDifw

14/02/24

Thank you to for hosting the 1st Leadership Day. Our Year 8s enjoyed the challenges you set them! pic.twitter.com/4RqIoaJJzE

14/02/24

An amazing rendition of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by our Year 12's. Their spectacular hard work is really showcasing the talent of RBA. pic.twitter.com/7BtLsVKy5a

14/02/24

An amazing rendition of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by our Year 12's. Their spectacular hard work is really showcasing the talent of RBA. pic.twitter.com/7BtLsVKy5a

13/02/24

Yesterday we welcomed Nick from to work with our Student Digital Leaders for the day. The students compiled an e-magazine showcasing our work on digital technology. They collaborated to produce an excellent resource! pic.twitter.com/B7rgNtJgK3

13/02/24

Yesterday we welcomed Nick from to work with our Student Digital Leaders for the day. The students compiled an e-magazine showcasing our work on digital technology. They collaborated to produce an excellent resource! pic.twitter.com/B7rgNtJgK3

06/02/24

Some of our wonderful Teachers in action at tonight's Year 8 Options Evening event. pic.twitter.com/RDf636v7Vm

06/02/24

This evening we invited Parents, Carers and Year 8 students to our Annual Options Evening Event. Over 300 people attended tonight and the hallways and classrooms are buzzing! Thank you to everyone who attended and to our amazing staff and student helpers for a well executed night pic.twitter.com/Jw3tjrDHeY

05/02/24

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05/02/24

FoRBA welcome back Tony Calcott (Medium), for an evening on Tuesday 12th March 2024.Please email forba.co.uk with regard to ticket sales. Tickets are £15 each.Strictly over 18's - doors open at 6.30pm - show starts at 7.30pm pic.twitter.com/c5fti2IDve

03/02/24

Our Year 13s receiving expert advice on advanced note-taking from James. pic.twitter.com/B69RsH6k9B

02/02/24

Dear Parents & Carers,Please take a look at this week's review and see what's been happening in and around the school.Have a lovely weekend!https://t.co/vEurh4dbv1 pic.twitter.com/TYbQYAcEvb

02/02/24

Our Year 13s receiving expert advice on advanced note-taking from James. pic.twitter.com/B69RsH6k9B

02/02/24

Our Sixth Form had a day with James Sherwood from MADE Training, who are a Vision Specialist company delivering workshops on revision strategies and practises to help our students through their A Levels. pic.twitter.com/ro44Ikie8A

01/02/24

Our Year 9 Parents Evening has just begun and looks to be a very busy night for our Teaching Staff, Parents & Students. pic.twitter.com/vsbE1v7tPC

31/01/24

Our History Immersion day has been in full swing with students learning about Civilisation and European Explorers through to Capitalism and Communism. The Students have had great fun through learning today. pic.twitter.com/a4pfn0Fqbb

30/01/24

Time for our Year 10s to start future planning pic.twitter.com/ESJOEkierB

30/01/24

Another cup win for Yr10s this time in the District Competition. 2 goals each for Lewis, Louie and Charlie helped secure a 6-4 win v Goffs Churchgate. 👏⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/aAfO8ymytc

30/01/24

My favourite lesson of the year! Book photography 🤩Another year of fabulous photos taking place pic.twitter.com/fHgxGq6aSw

30/01/24

Dear Parents & Carers,Please head over to our Eventbrite page to secure your seats for GCSE Options Evening for Year 8 Parents, on Tuesday 6th February 2024. Thankyou.https://t.co/qwaEiZrD9g

30/01/24

My favourite lesson of the year! Book photography 🤩Another year of fabulous photos taking place pic.twitter.com/fHgxGq6aSw

29/01/24

Well done boys 👏 bring on the next round! https://t.co/7sgEVOwZgj

29/01/24

Another cup win for Yr10s this time in the District Competition. 2 goals each for Lewis, Louie and Charlie helped secure a 6-4 win v Goffs Churchgate. 👏⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/aAfO8ymytc

29/01/24

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Information for New Students

Welcome to Robert Barclay Academy

Our aim is to make all of our new students feel welcome, safe and confident from the beginning of what we hope will be some of the best years of their lives.

Transition, whether it is joining a new school, starting a new job, or moving house, etc..., is always a daunting time. For this reason, we spend a lot of time managing the transition process as we realise how important it is for you to feel confident and secure when starting a new school. To assist with the transition, we have a dedicated team led by Mr Pomeroy (Assistant Headteacher) and Miss Morris (SENCo).

At RBA, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of subjects and activities. We offer academic rigour – where you will be challenged to achieve the very best GCSE and A Level grades, go on to further education or apprenticeships and, ultimately, developing rewarding careers.

We also offer a family environment, where you will be known by name and develop skills for an ever-changing world. We have a dedicated Student Reception to ensure that any concerns or questions you have can be quickly and efficiently addressed.

Whether you are joining us from a primary school in Year 6 or another year group, the induction process is well-planned to ensure you settle quickly at RBA.

Joining us from Year 6

Leaving your primary school and moving to the new, much bigger world of secondary education can be worrying and stressful. The ultimate goal of the Head of Year 7 is to ensure that within the first six weeks of your new school life, you are very happy, busy and stimulated with a range of innovative experiences and events that promote self-awareness, confidence and resilience. These are all aspects that help you to develop as an ‘all round’ individual. We recognise that effective learning cannot take place until you settle and feel confident and happy in your new surroundings.

As part of the induction process, we ensure there are plenty of opportunities to visit the school. We will also visit your primary school, and Year 6 teacher, so that we can find out how to support you best. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet us, to learn about the school, and for you to ask any questions you may have. 

In July each year we hold a special induction day, where you can visit the school, meet all the new joiners, make new friends and try out some lessons! There is also a Secondary Transition Evening for parents/carers to learn about RBA, spend some time with members of staff and ask questions.

If you are the only student joining from your primary school, there is no need to worry. You are extremely important to us and you will also be given an extra opportunity to visit us on a targeted transition morning when you will get the opportunity to meet other students who are also the only ones joining from their primary school.

Joining us from another year group?

Moving schools can be a daunting process. That is why our aim is to make all our new students feel welcome and safe and to help you settle in your new Tutor Group with a new timetable as quickly as we can. Before joining us, you will be given the opportunity to visit the school with your parents/carers and meet your new Head of Year or another key member of the Pastoral Team. There will be an opportunity to have a tour around the site, for you to ask questions and find out about life at RBA.

We hope you find the sections below useful and if you are joining us then we look forward to seeing soon.

A typical day at RBA

The school day consists of five taught lessons each of 60 minutes, as well as morning and afternoon registration with your Form Tutor.

08:40 - 09:00 Registration / Assembly
09:00 - 10:00 Period 1
10:00 - 11:00 Period 2
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 12:20 Period 3
12:20 - 13:20 Period 4
13:20 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Period 5
15:00 End of School Day

 

You will have a wide range of subjects on your timetable including English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, RE, ICT, Music, Art, PE and lots more.

Before school, break and lunchtime you can visit the Refectory for a hot or cold snack/meal and a drink. It is a great place to catch up with and meet new friends.

Homework Club is held after school in the library where staff can help you with your homework. There are also lots of clubs to attend, including sporting activities for those of you who like sports and want to play in the school teams.

You will never be bored at RBA!

Top tips

RBA is a great place to be and there are many different ways that you can succeed.

Here are just a few suggestions:

Get yourself organised the night before. This should include checking EduLink for your lessons the next day and packing your books, PE Kit, Food Technology ingredients etc…

Take a full and active role in all aspects of school life by joining lunchtime and after-school activities.

Complete your homework to your best ability and hand it in on time.

Arrive at school on time and reach the minimum expectation of 96% attendance each year.

Challenge yourself each school year by learning a new skill, new hobby or become involved in a community project.

Who to contact if you have a question or problem

If you have a question or problem and you are not sure how to solve it then the best person to see in the first instance is your Form Tutor, as they are the people that will know you the best.

Your Head of Year or Student Reception are also available to answer your queries or listen to your concerns.

Downloads

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Year 7 Student Information Book 2023 2024 10th Oct 2023 Download
Stevensons Price List 2023 09th Oct 2023 Download
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