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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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Admissions

Secondary Transfer

RBA is a very popular and oversubscribed school. In order to retain our principle of knowing every child, we currently accept up to 120 places in Year 7 and last year we received well over 400 applications. The number of families that put RBA as their first-choice school has risen. Since this is expected to rise further we have agreed with HCC to accept an additional 30 students (up to 150 applications). Therefore, families that put RBA as their first choice are highly likely to be allocated RBA as their school of choice.

We are our own admitting authority but Hertfordshire Local Authority manages the transfer and entry to Robert Barclay Academy on our behalf.

If you live in Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) will co-ordinate the allocation process for a Year 7 place for September. You will need to complete the Hertfordshire County Council common application form when the secondary transfer process takes place from 1st September. You can do this online at www.hertsdirect.org/admissions or telephone 0300 123 4043 for a paper application form, once the secondary transfer allocation process has commenced.

If you live in Essex, you should apply to Essex County Council (ECC), and they will forward on your application to us. You should apply online in the same way as above, by clicking here.

There is no need to complete a SIF (Supplementary Application Form) for Robert Barclay Academy.

The deadline for submitting completed common application forms to HCC or ECC is 31st October and you will be informed of your allocation on 1 March 2022.

Please find a link below for the Herts CC admissions website

Hertfordshire CC Admissions

In Year Admissions

We co-ordinate our own in year admissions. If your child is moving schools in year, please complete the Application Request Form (below) and return to admin@robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

Application Pack Request Form

Admissions Policies

School Admission Appeal Timetable

In Year Appeals

Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

September 2024 entry

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer applications for admission in September 2024 will be heard according to the following timetable:

Secondary Transfer Date
Allocation Day 1 March 2024
Appeals Lodged By 28 March 2024 (4pm)
Appeals to be heard between

2 May and 17 June 2024

(Excluding 27 May - 31 May 2024)

  • Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.
  • Appellants (the person who made the appeal) will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 14 calendar days in advance of the hearing (unless you've been requested to agree shorter timescales).
  • Appellants will be sent a copy of the school’s case 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional Supporting Information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least 7 clear working days, not counting the day of postage or the hearing, in advance of your appeal.

Please remember that any confidential medical/social evidence submitted to the Admission Authority (AA) in support of your application will not be provided to an appeal panel. If you wish to rely on this in support of your appeal you will need to submit this documentation to the appeals team.

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to 4 clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.

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