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: