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Merry Christmas Everyone!


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So proud of JLT at last night Mayoral Debate. What an amazing team, speeches, presentation and skills shown by all. A well deserved 2nd place. Superb!


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SO impressed with all our Young Speakers this evening at the Mayors Debate. Should build on its Green Belt land? Credit to their school, their teachers & parents. Superb presentations and congratulations to Winners and Runners up &


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All seven schools can be extremely proud of their pupils


Great training this evening led by our SENDCo. We’re learning a lot and now going into implementation time, in departments


It’s just arrived! Christmas is coming to RBA. Many thanks to Amwell Trees for their support.


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It’s been 2 years today since we said a heartbreaking goodbye to you. Be thinking of you, as always Mush Xx if you are struggling; speak out ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ there are people to listen x


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Intense concentration from our SLT teams at the start of our annual conference. Valuable input from Kay Leach as always


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Aged 13-17 & in care? Looking to build your confidence & learn to live independently? Join 's Young People in Care project at Young People's Centre Thursdays 5.30-7.30 pm


Excellent indeed, well done!


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Our amazing Music Students representing with the Mayor at the Christmas Carol Concert


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Some of the have been chopping and bundling the piles of bamboo that was hacked down in summer, to be re-used for supports in spring. But more urgently, how can we make this bamboo wig-wam christmassy??!! Need to make a Christmas Carol scene!


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Thank you for the welcome, thank you for the care, encouragement and support and thank you for the great staff CPD!


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We decided to kick off yesterday’s Creating the Future conference with Elliot driving our very own Delorean into the hall, to go Back to the Future


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Wow. So impressed with the event have laid on today. It’s a Back to the Future Theme!


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‘Creating the Future’ A thoroughly enjoyable day for my first staff conference . A lot to reflect on from our guest speakers & . Congratulations to & the PDT for putting on such a great event


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Brilliant staff conference as always - the Back to the Future theme was great. Really enjoyed the keynote delivered by . What a great KIT day!


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A great KIT day for the staff conference. This years theme was Back to the Future. Well done and the PDT team who organised another amazing day. 👏


Thank you for joining us today and for sharing your research on boys, from your book, ‘Boys Don’t Try’


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If you could spare a few minutes and are aware of Walton on the Naze. Please could you help one of my students by answering the following questionnaire


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This morning we have Matt Pinkett as our keynote at our staff conference ‘Creating The Future’.


Well done to all the boys involved - keep aiming high and working hard!


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AQA GCSE Geography Support Cards - Helen Burton recently shared a set of really useful flashcards to support students studying AQA GCSE Geography. Grab a copy now:


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So our Annual Staff Conference ‘Creating The Future’ is in . We are very excited about hearing some staff have already asked to read ‘Boys Don’t Try?’ ahead of Friday! We look forward to welcoming you to our


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Getting our hands dirty in


We will be hosting our annual Awards Evening, Wednesday 18th December. We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our former yr 11 & yr 13. Guest Speaker, Michael Owen, former Welsh International Rugby Union player. Please email


Well done boys; scoring in the dark too!


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This year’s first High Impact Study Group has met. Revision for GCSE has begun in November!


Today, we are obviously supporting day because children matter; we do love a cake day too! Looking forward to the duck race at lunchtime!


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Congratulations to our new Year 7 JLT!


Well done! Keep working hard


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Are you a young women aged 13-17? Would you like some support with your emotional wellbeing? Struggling with anxiety or low mood? Find out more about 's Supporting You Project in


A great turn out for our Sixth Form Open Evening, tonight . A very busy and enjoyable night. Aim high and work hard, this is your future.


We are looking forward to meeting our future Sixth Form students for our Sixth Form Open Evening 6pm - 7.30pm Year 11 students from all schools welcome. See you there!


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RBA JLT at the Armistice Event in Hoddesdon today. Fundraising and supporting our local community.


Today we take time to reflect together on Remembrance Day. leading our assembly, time to reflect on the past and present. Today we bow our heads as a sign of respect


Come along to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 12th November, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm Join us to see what A Level & Vocational courses we have to offer. Year 11 students from all schools welcome. For more information: T: 01992 410800 Web: Twitter:


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No big deal; just a guy playing fetch with a beluga whale... 😮


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We are really looking forward to welcoming Professor Robert Winston on Tuesday to speak to some of our students and those of and

New Year 7 Students

Introduction – Why Robert Barclay Academy?

Robert Barclay Academy, as part of the ‘Outstanding’ Scholars' Education Trust, is a school committed to our values ‘Achievement, Care and Excellence’.  Thinking about secondary school can be a daunting experience so our main aim is to ensure that every child, and family, feels reassured, supported and secure in their choice.

At Robert Barclay Academy, we offer academic rigour – with students each year achieving the very best GCSE and A Level grades, going on to attend top universities and, ultimately, developing rewarding careers. We also offer a family environment, where each child is known by name and teachers adapt their lessons to challenge each student. Students tell us they feel safe in school, behaviour is good and lessons are interesting. Parents welcome our weekly newsletter and strong communication between school and home – we have a dedicated Student Reception to ensure that any concerns can be quickly and efficiently rectified. 

The Transition Process

As part of our ‘Year 6 Into 7 Transition’ process we ensure that there are plenty of opportunities to visit the school. We will normally also visit your primary school, and Year 6 teacher, so that we can find out how to support your child most appropriately. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us.

Our Open Evening for students who will join us in September 2020 will take place on Thursday, 12 September 2019 from 5.30pm to 8pm. There will be two presentations by the Headteacher, Ced de la Croix, at 5.45pm and at 6.45pm.  For further opportunities to speak to the teachers, visit the excellent facilities and, most importantly, speak to the current students in Year 7 through to the Sixth Formers.  This really is the best way to get a feel for the school and the purposeful ethos and family feel we have developed, and we look forward to meeting you on the night.

Daytime tours of the school take place on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 September 2019 should you wish to see the school in action! Other times may be available by request. Tours can be booked by phone 01992 410800 or be emailing the school

How to Apply

Our admissions are handled by Hertfordshire County Council so the only application form you need to fill in is the Local Authority Application Form (online).  A link to the webpage can be found here.  There is no need to fill in a SIF for Robert Barclay Academy.

If you live in Essex, you should apply through Essex County Council website who will forward on your application to us. A link to the Essex webpage can be found here.  Again, there is no need to fill in a SIF for Robert Barclay Academy.

Once you have applied we will be in touch as soon as the allocations have been published to invite you into school again to start your journey as part of the Robert Barclay Academy family.

**Please note: Places are limited to 120 for entry in Year 7.  To avoid disappointment, it is advised that you select RBA as your first choice to secure your place.

Our Catchment Area

We admit students mainly from the following areas, although this list is not exhaustive. If you have any questions about catchment area please email

  • Hoddesdon
  • Waltham Abbey – please see details of our Bus Route, click on the box on the side-bar
  • Nazeing – please see details of our Bus Route, click on the box on the side-bar
  • Cheshunt
  • Stanstead Abbotts
  • Harlow
  • Wormley
  • Epping Green
  • Roydon

Keep in touch

Please keep an eye on our website for our weekly ‘RBA Review’ newsletter and other important and exciting information. You may also wish to ‘follow’ us on Twitter or ‘like’ us on Facebook

Twitter: @RBAcad


Important dates for secondary transfer 2019-2020


Event/ Deadline

01 September 2019

Application process opens for Robert Barclay Academy.

  • If you live in Hertfordshire, click here
  • If you live in Essex, click here

Applications are made online starting 1 September (Herts residents) or 12 September (Essex residents).

There is no need to complete a SIF (supplementary Information Form).

12 September 2019

Open Evening at Robert Barclay Academy 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Headteacher’s speeches at 5.45pm and 6.45pm

16 September 2019

School in Action tours begin.

Please email the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Maria Georgiou to arrange an appointment to take a tour of the school during the school day.

31 October 2019

Deadline for application to RBA (all residential areas).

There is no need to complete a SIF (supplementary Information Form).

2 March 2020

National Allocation Day

You will find out if you have successfully received a place at RBA, usually in the afternoon by email.

16 March 2020

Deadline for accepting your place at RBA


Welcome to Robert Barclay Academy Evening

for all those allocation a place at RBA


Taster Day

All new Year 7 students visit RBA for the day


CATs Testing

All new Year 7 students come to RBA for Cognitive Assessment Tests.

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