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13/05/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 27 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/SDQa1LuuDC

12/05/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Loving the iPad for REmote REvision tutoring with a student who cannot make it into RBA at the moment! https://t.co/NuitKqHOAw

10/05/22

We're expanding our team. Click on the link to find out more: https://t.co/du1JtD71wU https://t.co/4N8B4Dz30X

09/05/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

This month sees the return of SATs, GCSEs, BTECs and A Levels for the first time in 2 years... a reminder to all our students across the Trust, we are proud of you! https://t.co/ho2q2vR5oM

07/05/22

Well that was a fun night - good times! Well done to the Year 11 Prefects for organising it https://t.co/s4vL5ZJhlc

07/05/22

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Well Done Year 11 Drama! Fantastic script performances today! A few shots from some performances, lovely mix of monologues and duologues! Now let's crack on with with doing the best exam! https://t.co/xWfXxBEa5B

07/05/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Targeted REvision tonight on ‘Troubles with Buddhism’. ❤️ Yr10! https://t.co/b7Z76kr8aX

06/05/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 26 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/0TaOA1RmGT

05/05/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you to our amazing ❤️ site staff for touring around the new RBA development. Student voice 💬 in action. 🏊‍♀️ into 🤩🤩🤩. https://t.co/QztGYv5rwt

04/05/22

Thank you to our RBA Band for entertaining students during break time today. Such amazing talent. https://t.co/wqcKxCGxy7

29/04/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 25 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/g2n7cfpikf

28/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Today our Green Beans help lead in our SLT assembly all about the importance of Earth Day. They did such a great job at demonstrating what we do to help be more sustainable. https://t.co/vCQIHzC9W7

28/04/22

New Vacancy: https://t.co/IuDP5yXozN

27/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

💪📈Hardworking students in the targeted REvision session after school tonight! https://t.co/bQle7FGJH9

26/04/22

Exciting opportunities coming to RBA! Are you looking for something new? https://t.co/z81zgnQgEq

25/04/22

Reminder: https://t.co/zuBq9NBI9j

24/04/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thank you to our wonderful governors & trustees giving up their Saturday to work together on making a difference for all our young people! https://t.co/l9rQ3lPd1y

24/04/22

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Borough of Broxbourne & HCC

Great Team effort from everyone today in Hoddesdon. https://t.co/eic9PDRvgs

24/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Massive thank you to and for all the supporting in making a success. Students were buzzing with excitement. Next week Miss Burlton will be leading our SLT assemblies to really highlight why today is so important. https://t.co/Yym5P6oUZW

24/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Team Loki on their last day of trekking. https://t.co/dmYxjdLpe5

24/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Final meal for the Silver DofE group. https://t.co/OZ8RKyxcCx

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Core skills First aid lesson⛑ https://t.co/PQK8LbYahS

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Team Scarlett Witch are on their way as well. Good luck with your DofE Silver Expedition too. https://t.co/GzpvVE7miF

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBAsixth

Team Loki are on their way. Good luck on your DofE Silver expedition! https://t.co/jiHH09fz6I

23/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

One of Miss Burlton favourite days of the year, it’s Earth Day! is off to great start with escape rooms in geography, ’s is promoting the day and Mr Leon has had his form saving energy and recycling! https://t.co/MCi7ArgGdf

22/04/22

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Satre’s ideas of bad faith - definitely what stand in the way of as achieving our dreams & Camus’ discussion on Absurdism makes so much sense to me. From here on, I’ll embrace the absurdity a little more! TY for a great lunchtime Mr Saunders! https://t.co/kdLoPQqEGe

22/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Just making next weeks TFTW collecting student voice about RBAs Sustainability! https://t.co/kn1rmAMgh4

22/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

asking questions at ‘Community Question Time’ to borough officials, charities and schools. Asking the important questions about mental health!🙋‍♂️🙋🙋‍♀️ https://t.co/An26si8ZTQ

22/04/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 24 of the RBA Review. https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/SJuuvUl8ML

20/04/22

Retweeted From Services for Young People

The Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Monday 6-8 pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/0t4Mic9EaY https://t.co/oj9yCEpn3D

20/04/22

Fantastic opportunity to be part of our team! https://t.co/hm7ctsssAB

20/04/22

Retweeted From Rav

sharing quick wins using this evening . Some excellent tips on how we can collaborate and on sharing worked examples via the iPads . https://t.co/8Le3Bqp3Sw

08/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Our year 13’s are such hard workers, that we treated them to pizza yesterday, along side snacks and hot drinks to keep their energy up. Super proud of their hard work. https://t.co/X103pk0Ck3

08/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

♥️💡🤩Loving my Yr10 students sending me practice question to mark that they have been completing as Easter REvision! https://t.co/xhjH9ZBclX

06/04/22

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Today's the Day! We're off the Royal and Derngate, Northampton! https://t.co/zSJeOHD0yW

02/04/22

Retweeted From RBA_RE

'Ramadan Mubarak' to all of our Muslim students, staff and parents as they begin tonight this special season of dedication. https://t.co/P1VgCWsOQr

01/04/22

Click on the link to read this week's Issue 23 of the RBA Review. Can you spot the cheeky chick hiding amongst the pages? https://t.co/mLec2QDxFW https://t.co/fPEI7Ma46w

01/04/22

Aim high, work hard, be polite - and get rewarded! Well done to the Year 9s who received these gifts (and to all the other students who will be going home today with a well deserved chocolate egg) https://t.co/PZ0MWtwy5n

31/03/22

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Many congratulations to Harvey and Katherine in Year 13 for achieving their Gold awards in the British Biology Olympiad. Their results put them in the top 5% of all students nationally that competed! https://t.co/PpeKZ5l0IS

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 Martin (Assistant Headteacher) and Mrs 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 - 08:55 Registration / Assembly
08:55 - 09:55 Period 1
09:55 - 10:55 Period 2
10:55 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Period 3
12:15 - 13:15 Period 4
13:15 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - 14:50 Period 5
14:50 - 15:00 Registration
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 Information Booklet 2020 21 30th Jun 2020 Download
RBA Uniform Price List 2021 26th Apr 2021 Download
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