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31/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Geography

popped into to redo one of the display. Not quite finished yet, but once complete students will be able to track their geography journey from year 7 all the way to A Level. https://t.co/3GUn95MejZ

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Well what a 9 year adventure that was at So overwhelmed with all the presents, cards and very kind words! Will miss staff, pupils and parents a lot! 😢. But onto a new chapter! https://t.co/OrdlD638xv

17/07/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we could not be prouder of the dedication shown by all our students and staff over this academic year. Thank you! We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer. https://t.co/TbeQKhLJ8O

17/07/21

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Sun, ice cream, playing games, music, what more could you want from the last rewards event of the year! 😎 https://t.co/usqwKMb22O

17/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Stuttle says “Summer is here!” Thank you for an amazing year in RE. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/Sq2BAyHR1M

15/07/21

Retweeted From Miss H Burlton

Our year 12 geographers were showing off their knowledge of the United Kingdom counties with a friendly game of https://t.co/SoRvedR4eP

15/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

JLT have decided that this years Non-uniform Day money will go to…. . ❤️🤝💬💡

15/07/21

JLT have voted for all money raised to go to 'Cancer Research UK' Don't forget to donate £1 via ParentPay. https://t.co/F4TptsLMfT

14/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Great new posters made by Mr Hammond to increase awareness across of inspirational people from different cultures. ❤️🤝💬💡 https://t.co/cJBn80FrrX

13/07/21

Day 1 of 2 of new photos for school website and prospectus with ⁦ https://t.co/YvxvuKoGE6

13/07/21

Reminder: https://t.co/E4XBpMehKb

09/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

NEW to Sept 2021! Mr Hagley looks forward to welcoming the first ever cohort of Year 9s to the course 👨🏻‍💼🧑🏽‍💼👨🏾‍💼👩🏼‍💼#btec https://t.co/s9LcAsVYPj

09/07/21

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

Reception buddies sing a farewell song go their Year six buddies …so special https://t.co/X5XfrbMluh

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

It’s been a lovely to see our new staff, for their induction this morning. A real buzz in the room . A great plan for the day lead by . https://t.co/C7UQsNLC9L

08/07/21

Retweeted From Rav

All set for our New Staff Induction tomorrow . We are looking forward to welcoming you all! https://t.co/4eqpQW2Wkj

08/07/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Bug houses, pots and a totem pole were painted in our garden at this week's Gardening Club to make it even more wildlife friendly and also decorative. It was a lovely relaxed session in the sunshine as we enjoyed being in the garden that we created https://t.co/bOS2XhkhRk

08/07/21

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Isn’t it great to have a culture where an NQT can deliver excellent training at our New Staff Induction day alongside SLT? Our ECTs have so much to give! (Collaboration is still my favourite teaching word. ‘TechnoloTREE’ is Mr Cook’s 😂 📱) https://t.co/vA25gRKymE

07/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Business and IT

Welcome to the NEW Twitter page for the Business and IT department 🎉🎉🎉 New and exciting times are ahead! Mr Hagley and Mr Leon look forward to working with our students and celebrating their success! 🌟🌟🌟#business https://t.co/TECOUcrRSV

06/07/21

We are very much looking forward to welcoming new Year 7s to our "Get Set for RBA" Summer School this August. Please contact the school (if not done so) to sign up. Welcome to the

06/07/21

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RBA Thought for the week! https://t.co/oiG3ePuTt6

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Year 8 kick started the Creative Earth Competition today. Plenty of inspiring ideas showing how they want their world to look in the future. Finishing these next week https://t.co/pUXAdkEcYn

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 8s finding creative ways to use iPads as props in Blood Brothers!! https://t.co/BTxfPx0dhj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Amazing to see Sophie in her graduating performance of Rent!! An incredible performance, well done!! https://t.co/2STIBCePQz

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Lovely delivery from this morning!! Great posters to add to the display! https://t.co/CTyiN90cQj

06/07/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Thank you ! I will proudly display this in my classroom & tell all of my students. 😀❤️💬🤝Keep up the amazing work! https://t.co/QSAhtVGaqz

05/07/21

Year 12s (to be) are enjoying and excelling in their Year 11 into 12 transition masterclasses https://t.co/qLUaBTHqPb

04/07/21

Dear Parents/Carers of Year 10, Please see very important email sent to you this evening (Sunday 4th May). Thank you,

02/07/21

The sun is out, it’s Friday and…..it’s more importantly our ⁦⁩ Annual House Sports Day (Covid Style)! We look forward to all the competitions later today and good luck to all the Houses - it may be coming home! https://t.co/OBkpRH7yVu

01/07/21

Join us on our GCSE Pod journey. Open to all GCSE students. https://t.co/85A4Fvl6sB

30/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Mr Cook led the Gardening Club in assessing the school today for its wildlife friendliness in all different areas of the grounds, rating each area on a scale of 1-5. The future is green for RBA 🌳🌿 https://t.co/zfaR1IRRNw

30/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Our Sixth Form Experience Day is underway . It’s lovely to welcome both internal and external students. https://t.co/XAIRQkay6r

29/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

It was wonderful to see & hear all of the Literature for Learning projects staff have been working on, to improve T&L . Staff collaboration should never be underestimated, as a tool to drive T&L. Thank you to the Professional Development in helping to pull this together! https://t.co/zavd0xEv87

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Today colleagues from across the Scholars’ Education Trust have the opportunity to come together with thanks and praise led by CEO Claire Robins OBE. A chance to reflect and refocus on the vision of the Trust “produce responsible young people of whom we can all be proud” ... https://t.co/oMYNoAn9ly

29/06/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A vision which in underpinned by The ACE. Our students and staff have shown over these past 15 months, how each member of our community embodies The ACE through their commitment and contribution to the education of the 4,000 children within our schools.

28/06/21

Retweeted From Rav

Looking forward to our Literature 4 Learning Showcase tomorrow. Sharing good practice and celebrating mini projects that staff have been working on. Here’s a little preview from Tina’s project on implementing Rosenshine’s Principles https://t.co/lRv9KSc9ui

28/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Cross-Trust RE meeting. Brilliant to meet & collaborate together. Team work! ❤️🤝💬😀 https://t.co/1rl8A3c3a4

28/06/21

⁦CEO of ⁦⁩, Claire Robins, addresses and thanks all staff for their efforts this years, and shares the Trust’s 3 priorities 1. Well-being 2. New Technologies 3. Sustainability https://t.co/rjrCg6dkmy

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Gardening Club have been sowing pepper, carrot and cress seeds, planting out a courgette plant, dead-heading flowers and weeding today. We also admired our potatoes, lettuce seedlings, pea shoots and honeysuckle, and cleaned the pond! Oh, and the poppies are appearing! https://t.co/XBuS6gGiSn

24/06/21

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Second GCSE RE mock paper underway. Year 9 students working hard for 1hr 45mins to get the best results possible. Well done Year 9! ❤️🤝 https://t.co/rwz7eTlLGF

23/06/21

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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 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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