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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

Retweeted From Miss Nicholas

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

Retweeted From RBAsixth

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

Retweeted From RBA Geography

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

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

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

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

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

19/10/21

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

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

Retweeted From RBA Geography

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

Retweeted From RBA_RE

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

👏 👏 https://t.co/WK4Jpohol1

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

Retweeted From RBA_RE

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

Retweeted From Official RBA Science

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

Admissions

Secondary Transfer

RBA is a very popular and oversubscribed school. In order to retain our principle of knowing every child, we currently are accepting 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 will accept 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 2022. You will need to complete the Hertfordshire County Council common application form when the secondary transfer process takes place from 1 September 2021. 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 2021 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 2021 entry

Appeals resulting from secondary transfer applications for admission in September 2021 will be heard according to the following timetable:

Secondary Transfer Date
Allocation Day 1 March 2021
Appeals Lodged By 26 March 2021 (4pm)
Appeals to be heard between

29 April and 14 June 2021

(Excluding 31 May - 3 June 2021)

  • 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 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.

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