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11/07/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

The National Gallery is open again! Book up a visit in the summer holidays and see world famous artworks like this one for free. https://t.co/OYN2jK7Zyx

11/07/20

A little bit of food with love always helps

10/07/20

Our (virtual) Summer Creative Arts Exhibition 2020 is now available - thanks to ⁦https://t.co/3tIHKqxEg6

10/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day - Dr. Cowan just wants to remind you about the power of reading! Enjoy! https://t.co/JtFpYL01BN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I am intrigued to what Boris is going to say to school leavers tomorrow at 10:00am, Year 11s please check your Edulink message from me for the link to watch

09/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

The wonderful Mrs Stabler reminding us to 'Be Kind'. RBA Thought For The Day. What an important message! https://t.co/l2ZKFNipAa

08/07/20

Aim high.........work hard and be polite

08/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA THOUGHT FOR THE DAY VIDEO - Today is the lovely Mr White reminding us all to 'Aim High'. https://t.co/Hjwtx221jQ

07/07/20

Retweeted From Val Tatum 🌹💐

Loving these thoughts for the day. Well done Mr Stuttle and the RBA team.

06/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video. Languages unite us! Thank you for this reminder Mr Creasey. . Gracias! https://t.co/PaDNbEVVfz

03/07/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

I just sent a little surprise to all staff and year 11 pupils and parents, so check your inboxes! I’m enjoying it (again) now hoping that I’m watching it at the same time as my much loved year group! To feel together as much as possible 😢 https://t.co/jQ1nmIcGYb

03/07/20

Goodbye class of 2020 - a fantastic year group. Forever part of our . As Steve Jobs said: “Don’t cry because you are leaving, smile because you were here.”

03/07/20

Year 11s - 5 minutes away. Don’t forget to check your emails at 3pm today for a special message from

03/07/20

Looking forward to the Friday treat from

03/07/20

“Pick up a book and be transported to another world” - nice words from today’s thought of the day, shared by Mrs Hart

02/07/20

Retweeted From Geography George

What a training year this has been! Wrote this for TES 🤓 https://t.co/q0VWB4DGhZ

02/07/20

Welcome to the team and our journey to being the best.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA History

An amazing opportunity for you to watch tonight https://t.co/DLwHBo5yfm

02/07/20

Let our Year 7s take you on a tour of our school https://t.co/0Xejdi3IjZ

02/07/20

Year 6 into 7 Transition Evening (Thurs 2nd July) – we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 families to our virtual transition evening tonight. Please log in from 5pm for a prompt 5.15pm start. See letter for log in details.

02/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

RBA Thought For The Day Video! Enjoy this positive message from the amazing Mrs Tweddell. https://t.co/2SYKvFr8KT

01/07/20

We can’t wait either - Friday 3pm. Year 11s, get ready by your devices.

01/07/20

Retweeted From RBA_RE

Mr Skinner presents a little reminder to be creative! Thought For The Day. Enjoy! https://t.co/qYwGl4GOjD

30/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

We are creating a Performing Arts Virtual Showcase! Showing selections of all the work and performances you have done through these difficult times! Keep an eye out for your work on the Showcase https://t.co/Dm0XN9Lr2w

29/06/20

Video versions of Thought For The Day from RBA staff. Take some time to think and reflect. https://t.co/8eKZCkBZ46

28/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

Thinking about a career in design or architecture? Listen to these interviews from the Design Museum's Tim Marlow https://t.co/fGTqE23jjq

28/06/20

We are looking forward to seeing Year 7-9 students this week for their 1 to 1 Tutor Meetings. We have been missing you!

25/06/20

Is your child irritable? How are our behaviours changing in lockdown? Research from UCL. https://t.co/hL9lwwslMx

25/06/20

Our phone lines are currently down, please contact us via email on admin.co.uk Apologies for any inconvenience, we will let you know once they up and running again.

24/06/20

All the best on your journey. Thank you for all your hard work this year

24/06/20

Sorry about this, we are working on it. Please email us at admin.co.uk Thank you.

23/06/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great to see the scores coming in for Virtual House Sports Day. Still early days but Pankhurst are currently in the lead. Don’t forget this is for all students, staff and parents. Please see EduLink messages for more details. https://t.co/mZ5oeXs9X4

22/06/20

Looking forward to the video versions of ‘thought for the week’. https://t.co/jXisGtvtYM

22/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

This is an inspiring book which conveys a teenager's anger at the lack of action on climate change in an articulate and passionate way. It's also an intimate account of how moments in nature can help him manage his autism. Above all, it's about his love for wildlife. https://t.co/xgl5ig2MbL

18/06/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Salvaged from the neighbour's skip! Will be ideal as a planter for our school courtyard garden. If anyone in the has any large pots or containers that we could use as planters, they would be gratefully received! https://t.co/MYW53AbZj2

17/06/20

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Had a truly lovely (it exhausting!) day doing one to one sessions with Y10 yesterday. Was afraid this resource would be a bit vague to start off with, but it ended up being a great way to talk about their whole approach to English, exams, studying, specific topics, and so on. https://t.co/fR3tXHt8OV

16/06/20

A nice hamper surprise from ⁦⁩ today to say thank you to our staff. Thank you! https://t.co/QdPeejQpn0

15/06/20

The sun is shining and we are only 15 minutes away from welcoming back Year 10s and 12s for their 1 to 1 meetings.

11/06/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Year 7 are looking at Shakespeare in both Drama and English this Half term! BBC have a quiz to find out what Shakespeare character you are most like - Mr S is "Hamlet", don't know if that is good are bad! What's yours?! https://t.co/bKldqWcgq6

Admissions

Scholars' Education Trust admissions statement, February 2019

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:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/Schools-and-education/Schools-and-education.aspx

RBA Admissions Policy 2019-2020

RBA Admissions Policy 2020-2021

RBA Admissions Policy 2021-2022

 

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. 

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