Robert Barclay Academy is becoming a very popular and oversubscribed school. In order to retain our principle of knowing every child, we currently have only 120 places available in Year 7 and last year we received over 400 applications. The number of families that put RBA as their first choice school has risen from 60 to 95 families. This is expected to continue to rise.
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 2020. You will need to complete the Hertfordshire County Council common application form when the secondary transfer process takes place from 1 September 2019. 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 31 October 2019 and you will be informed of your allocation on 2 March 2020.
Please find a link below for the Herts CC admissions website:
School Admission Appeals Timetable
In year appeals
Appeals resulting from in year admission applications will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged
September 2020 entry
Appeals resulting from secondary transfer and under 11’s applications for admission in September 2020 will be heard according to the following timetable:
|Allocation day||Appeals lodged by||Appeals to be heard between|
|Secondary Transfer||2 March 2020||4pm 3 April 2020||
5 May - 19 June 2020
(excluding 25 May - 29 May 2020)
- Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, which ever is the later date.
- Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.
- 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.