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23/10/18

is the natural next step for Year 11s We offer a personalised curriculum in which each student is supported & challenged to be their very best. Join us on 6th Nov 6.30pm to find out more. Enquiries: Kwhite.co.uk https://t.co/Hve5oTZK5m https://t.co/tIJAr0LBb0

22/10/18

Retweeted From Chris Bakalis - Youth Mayor 🎃

This will be a great opportunity for students who want to get into a cooking career. https://t.co/yqhHYkUvmJ

20/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all that took part in the Annual Charity Sixth Form vs Staff Football match, this year in aid of . Lots of goals on display as the teachers ran out 9-2 winners. 👍🏼⚽️ 😁 https://t.co/UmUSUw2rXH

18/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

Presents ‘The Magic Of Learning’ as our annual staff conference this year - 22nd Nov! Keynotes by Sir John Jones & Sue Cowley! It’s going to be an exciting conference - interested? DM or email me rphagura.co.uk https://t.co/igq8sGwDiu

18/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: have a passion for English literature? Trust school are seeking an inspirational English Teacher to join their team. See school website for further details https://t.co/X772Vqhhut https://t.co/wi6zSSSZR9

18/10/18

Well done boys! https://t.co/jS5eA1MiVz

18/10/18

Literacy assemblies this week at RBA courtesy of Where will your next book take you? https://t.co/ZUdJPdTerC

18/10/18

RBA Conference 2018 ‘The Magic of Learning’ Keynotes by Sir John Jones and Sue Cowley. Overarching theme of differentiation. Thurs 22nd Nov. To book your place email Rav.Phagura.co.uk https://t.co/MRumSACgYQ

12/10/18

Retweeted From Active Broxbourne

Please make sure you nominate things like this! these guys should be should be recognised and celebrated! You only have 4 days left https://t.co/zr4GnfZw9M 🥰✨

12/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Our amazing organised a session and led an assembly this morning to get us talking about Off their own backs too... well done https://t.co/ycXKL00LYq

12/10/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Great start for the Yr7 football team with a fine battling 3-1 victory in the National Cup. Goals from Ben Emms (2) and Ronnie Dix. ⚽️⚽️⚽️ https://t.co/FCGMFYfbz0

12/10/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: committed, have an eye for detail and seeking part-time casual contract? have opportunities for exam invigilators to join their friendly team, see school website for full application details https://t.co/CorTuVATPn https://t.co/zkxCah2YLX

12/10/18

Sixth Form Information Evening last night with our new Head of Sixth offering advice and guidance to students and parents. A long list of ‘How we support our students’! https://t.co/8otzkF8CPq

03/10/18

Retweeted From CVS (Brox & E Herts)

The team have just arrived at for our launch of excited to meet the teams from & . https://t.co/JeqM799VKW

03/10/18

Retweeted From Rav

New Staff Meeting No.3 tonight . Rolling out the red-carpet, with the focus of B4L. https://t.co/9HzZEmEgmV

28/09/18

Retweeted From SRA Art

What an exciting, vibrant & extremely busy open evening that was! It was great meeting everyone who came to see our lovely school this eve!!

28/09/18

A record amount raised today for of over £500 Well done all! https://t.co/pp8Cq4j7Kl

28/09/18

This week’s RBA Review: https://t.co/O8capTEWm1

28/09/18

and our head of sixth form enjoying judging the cake competition this morning https://t.co/lacDjDR4VQ

28/09/18

do our like our student’s cake for the cake competition https://t.co/gMQZeQvwPw

28/09/18

Some of our finalists at https://t.co/uYgWyZKflZ

28/09/18

It’s all go at the today https://t.co/6PxCV58SjV

27/09/18

Potential Intelligence Agency recruits in the Sixth Form. Don’t tell anyone... https://t.co/cxe45Rpcic

27/09/18

Fantastic to see so many yr 9 & 10 parents and students at our information evening tonight. https://t.co/LBCeBV7lVw

25/09/18

Keeping RBA students safe! Please have a read of this poster with your child and discuss the ways to keep safe on the way to and home from school. Keep valuables out of sight! https://t.co/cozv4AhzYK

21/09/18

Latest Review Newsletter out now! https://t.co/fEGV5Hj3zI

21/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

First chance for our Yr7s to represent at today’s mob race. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to the boys team medaling in 3rd place. 🏃🏻‍♂️🏅🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/wNJpShtmB0

21/09/18

Retweeted From RBA Recruitment

🚨 Vacancy Alert! A fantastic opportunity to join our high performing and welcoming English department as Literacy Lead TLR 2a-2b (dependent on experience) MPS/UPS+fringe https://t.co/IwqZ6YWfWW

20/09/18

Miss Josiah starting off our Year 11 information evening with a talk about the importance of good attendance in year 11 and it’s link to attainment https://t.co/hPQqNobVCX

20/09/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

19/09/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Thanks to all the governors who attended our Ofsted preparation training last night. Great to have to our schools working together across the trust!

19/09/18

Details attached for a free seminar with and regarding all things Looking forward to welcoming local colleagues on 20th November! https://t.co/r0YaE9wnTi

19/09/18

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

Enjoying tonight’s new⁩ staff training led by ⁦⁩ on core purpose...T+L the ⁦⁩ way + sharing ⁦⁩ strategies https://t.co/I71SOd4OgF

17/09/18

It was lovely to meet the Year 6 students & their parents at the Open Morning. A great turnout to tour with our Year 9 guides to see the school in action! If you would like a tour to see first hand our calm, purposeful & engaging school, please call 01992 410800 https://t.co/Tkd6FQ8mHp

14/09/18

Here it is! ‘Welcome to RBA 2018’ Click here to watch our new school video: https://t.co/KbicpJK0B9

14/09/18

Roll out the red carpet - you're invited to a film premiere! 'Live' screening on Facebook (FB:RobertBarclayAcademyHoddesdon) at 3.05pm https://t.co/OzkhiiJnAe

14/09/18

A huge 'Thank you' to the students, parents& staff last night for our 3rd (and best... yet!) Open Evening! Our visitors got a real feel for the academic, caring, personalised, community school that we have worked so hard to create. https://t.co/WTy8WLqn2b

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

The welcoming committee is ready, let begin!! https://t.co/92vdJpQrCt

14/09/18

Retweeted From Karen Tanner

Deputy Head Mr Johnston’s second job - door security! https://t.co/KuHYHGEyOF

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 2018 will take place on Thursday, 13th September 2018 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 17th and Wednesday 19th September 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 admin@robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

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 admin@robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

  • 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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertBarclayAcademyHoddesdon/

Important dates for secondary transfer 2018/2019

Date

Event/ Deadline

01 September 2018

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 1st September (Herts residents) or 12th September (Essex residents).

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

13 September 2018

Open Evening at Robert Barclay Academy 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Head’s speeches at 5.45pm and 6.45pm

17 September 2018

School in Action tours begin.

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

mgeorgiou@robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

31st October 2018

Deadline for application to RBA (all residential areas).

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

1 March 2019

National Allocation Day

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

15 March

Deadline for accepting your place at RBA

(TBC) March

Welcome to Robert Barclay Academy Evening

for all those allocation a place at RBA

12th July (TBC)

Taster Day

All new Year 7 students visit RBA for the day

13th July

CATs Testing

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

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