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25/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Made sure we were well prepared for year 13’s half term revision today. https://t.co/hj2LmnWXGh

23/10/21

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

Unbelievably proud of the hard work and effort that was put into product ideas, product making, confident pitches to our guest Dragons and ensuring they look the part for a day of ‘Dragons Den’! Well done Year 10 - proud Head of Year! 💪🏽 https://t.co/jdkO9LjYdg

23/10/21

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Massive thank you to for talking to our year 10 students about the entrepreneurial world and giving them some motivation to kickstart their ‘Dragons Den’ day at 👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/kBpuSUW53r

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Dragon’s Den LEAD day with Year 10. Mr Hagley and Mr Saunders worked with students to create their Perfect Pitch 🐉 https://t.co/ylwyGiXexn

22/10/21

Year 9s enjoyed their day at Colchester Zoo https://t.co/39ZOr9zodw

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

8C at the 🦏! https://t.co/ltbfqBRtTV

22/10/21

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Are in it to win it with their first challenge of creating a Twitter Account to play… ? don’t forget to Use the Hashtag! See you at the station! https://t.co/yRjJpa4Aw3

22/10/21

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Hi ho, hi ho it’s off we go! Our year 8’s are excited for their first trip with https://t.co/n0WwXCLl8F

22/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

8A are loving the elephants https://t.co/6kr0IueQ9s

22/10/21

Year 8 enjoyed a day of exploring Whipsnade Zoo and learning more about sustainability today https://t.co/BN3dUpllCT

21/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Maths

Postcards being sent out this week to some of our amazing students for all of their hardwork this half term! Keep your eyes peeled for these over the next few days👀 https://t.co/iIBtVWZA1J

20/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Our year 7’s are conducting their first Geographical investigation at . Was great to see them engaging with fieldwork techniques https://t.co/oXRwZ0zXFl

19/10/21

Ready to start your next adventure? Our Open Evening provides a great opportunity for prospective parents and students to tour the school and meet our staff and current Sixth Formers and find out about the wide range of subjects on offer. https://t.co/z0AfuEozzK

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Year 13 students collecting earthworms and woodlice for an investigation into how organisms respond to stimuli. The earthworms from demonstrated brilliant negative phototaxis! https://t.co/f1EpSPKUda

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Science Club today was absolutely brilliant with students reacting zinc and copper oxide! Stunning bright green flame produced. Well done to all our Scientists and Mr Mullings. https://t.co/pzKD4eiRFd

19/10/21

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Video from Science Club! https://t.co/oJkCMqQeF2

19/10/21

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Effect of dishwashing liquid on pepper on top of the water. https://t.co/sWjUiRufgp

19/10/21

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Year 12s investigating the properties of water today with some quick experiments! Great job JC to show surface tension using the paper clip first time too! 46 drops of water on a 1p was the record. https://t.co/Bc4uHvOYIp

16/10/21

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Our year 9’s were designing houses that were adapted to climate change, some of their designs were fantastic! https://t.co/pFhoLE83Te

15/10/21

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Congratulations to the RE Sixth Form debate winners! A very close debate. Amazing public speaking skills. https://t.co/KMD9C8SZJW

14/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

Amazing homework from Nicholas in year 8 representing coastal landforms! 🌊 https://t.co/YLXx5hRTxx

14/10/21

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14/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Year 9 working together to tell us which skills and qualities you need to be a successful entrepreneur 👩🏻‍💼 Well Done 👏 https://t.co/G32dNNwdsV

14/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Another excellent performance by Jacob today. He ran hard until the very end to ensure he finished 2nd in today’s competition giving him an overall finish of 2nd place in the Year 7 District Cross Country league this year. Well done also to all our other runners. 🏃‍♀️ 🏃 https://t.co/Pqy5GyJ6Q9

13/10/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

🚨 🎟 EXIT TICKETS 🎟 🚨 Our Year 13 finance students showing their knowledge of Zero Based budgeting, Envelope budgeting and Opportunity cost💰🎟 https://t.co/vdkEPqy6CU

13/10/21

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Literacy Assembly this morning. So important! 📕 ✍️ https://t.co/VSQlzmCICP

13/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Year 10s investigating displacement reactions to determine the reactivity of metals in different solutions. Fabulous results with magnesium, zinc and iron all displacing copper in copper sulphate! https://t.co/tSvAQZW0Vc

11/10/21

Year 7s learning how to access and reserve books from the library using their iPads - through our new web based library system https://t.co/QRlEs8XdJa

08/10/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Interesting to see A Level Photography students experimenting with gender stereotypes today https://t.co/6lHvAtRDqg

08/10/21

Retweeted From RBA JLT

Good luck to the young actors that auditioned for the National Theatre! https://t.co/0DBZHRGI0n

08/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Year 12 Biologists collecting oxygen from hydrogen peroxide being decomposed by fresh liver catalase. https://t.co/VROpOkP5tm

08/10/21

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Mr Spiller’s Year 8 class with their introduction to the topic of Waves! https://t.co/aODRye9rBY

08/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Mrs Sparks’ Year 10s investigating the reaction between different metals in HCl with a quick ‘pop’ test to see which gas is produced. Definitely Hydrogen! https://t.co/89rbzMI6vQ

08/10/21

Well done, girls, great effort!

08/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Lots of great play and resilience from Yr 9 girls football team today as they progress to the next round of the County Cup with a 4-2 victory over Goffs School. 2 goals each from Katie and Maria. Maria was also named player of the match. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/06nGFULlnX

07/10/21

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to start the season with a 3-1 win by Year 7s today in the County Cup vs Ashlyns School. Goals from Michael, Max and Harvey. Renditions of 🎵Sweet Caroline 🎵 belted out in the mini bus on the journey home! ⚽️ https://t.co/VPnU6rwXnW

07/10/21

Great (team) work, boys! It’s good to see the school team back on the pitch, and back winning too!

07/10/21

Developing future leaders!

07/10/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you 7D for your brilliant JLT election speeches. Elections in progress at ! Democracy in action. https://t.co/Cn3xPPTwwN

07/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

Mr Martin’s Year 7 class getting to grips with the properties of elements and compounds! Brilliant observations made by students and fun with magnetic iron filings. https://t.co/FEkS2JWdMy

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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