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26/03/20

Retweeted From Tim Vizer Ⓥ 🌱

Any chance you could retweet this for our fantastic local community zoo in Cheshunt, Broxbourne? They need to get 1,000 subscribers for their YouTube channel. 🙂 https://t.co/haHjfMu5qB

26/03/20

Good work, Tom! https://t.co/S5fKZj57aG

26/03/20

Dear Parents, Mr Creasey has produced this guide to help support you and your child with remote learning. We will also be sending out a catch up survey tomorrow to you and your child. https://t.co/LYGdcpGk5L

25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

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25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

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25/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

RBA students working hard at home on some fantastic artwork. https://t.co/eerB1uwmxC

25/03/20

Retweeted From Andy Cope

Kids, when you've recovered from workout this morning, tune into our lesson at 10am Joe sorts your body, we'll sort your mind Lesson 1: HOW TO HAVE A BRILLIANT LIFE. Here, at 10am https://t.co/iahnhEBHiZ

25/03/20

Retweeted From Andy Cope

Books to feed your children’s minds. We may as well emerge as better people https://t.co/740H8Njygh

24/03/20

If your child receives free school meals, you should have received today a text or email to select your supermarket vouchers. Please email admin if you have any queries. Stay safe and stay at home

24/03/20

Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020 - https://t.co/ciMhjVEZrc. Your questions (many of them) answered. https://t.co/upLjrOugkC

23/03/20

Retweeted From Mark

RBA Thought of the week! Very apt. https://t.co/RiZrtzdWhw

23/03/20

Massive thank you to parents for their understanding in using our emergency provision only if they are key workers who have no other options available at home to keep their children safe. This has made the numbers more manageable and our job much easier. Thank you!

22/03/20

We must all listen to the govt advice. If we contacted you about a place in school next week, please consider if it is critical. We want to help but if you can keep your child safely at home you should do so. We all want to keep all our students and staff safe! https://t.co/nSFbLtnl3E

20/03/20

Coronavirus: Ofqual reveals how pupils to get grades this summer. https://t.co/drn7JKUb5l

19/03/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Are you aged 13-17 in care in ? Come and visit our Young People in Care Group Thursday 5.30-7.30 pm and see our friendly, qualified youth workers who can help you prepare for independent living! https://t.co/mjJwIBfCid https://t.co/5Qy63z4zv1

19/03/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

If you are or know a young person who is worried about knife crime telephone/email team about your concerns to find out how we can support you. https://t.co/3Wkx6PZS6Q https://t.co/iMAs2XNy65

19/03/20

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

Something for my PE classes to be completing at home each day https://t.co/YskMOYCway

18/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

To the whole SET community: We are receiving the news about the government’s proposals for schools and examinations at the same time as you are and we will obviously need more detail before we can issue a confident response. Please bear with us!

18/03/20

Information regarding the school’s status following tonight’s announcement from the PM has now been sent to students and parents via EduLink and email. Please read this carefully. Thank you for your ongoing support and do take care.

17/03/20

Retweeted From Sarah Barker

This has had a hugely positive response - if you're making resources for all possible eventualities (closures etc) then please share them. It'll relieve the pressure for all of us. We could use the hashtag to group them. Please RT. https://t.co/fHYlLVx6Lx

17/03/20

Retweeted From Stephen Tierney

Final shout out for this; special plea to any headteachers who are worried about how their FSM children will be fed if/when schools close - please sign https://t.co/D11YUM27KP Thank you & for any RTs; special thanks to

17/03/20

Retweeted From Rachel Johnson PiXL

Here is James Heale talking about some ideas on keeping a sense of community if you are facing school closures due to high staff absence. . Click 'Watch on Vimeo' if your privacy settings won't allow view on Twitter. https://t.co/XhYv0P1d7d

17/03/20

Retweeted From Ed Kirwan

Following on - I've also put the full resource for the pack on so that it's easy to download and accessible for all without having to sign up. Ease is needed over everything right now! https://t.co/fL2jWvttLb

17/03/20

Retweeted From Schools Week

Coronavirus: headteachers sign open letter to DfE demanding answers over how poorer pupils will access free meals if schools close, as staff prepare food parcels and vouchers https://t.co/ws058uO5FL

17/03/20

The school is closed to years 9 & 10 only, tomorrow. Years 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13 are expected to be in as normal. Please do not send in students who are displaying a high temperature and/ a new, continuous cough. Thank you for your continued support.

16/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

clearing, clearing and more clearing today! https://t.co/Mjlhn0WL1j

16/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

It is with sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel the Scholars’ Education Trust Concert that would have been taking place tomorrow, 17 March 2020, at Alban Arena. See attached letter. . . https://t.co/0nIplyM6cq

13/03/20

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Well done to all students getting fully involved in activities for this week. Congratulations to Austen House for winning the House Handball Competition and to the Student and Staff Volleyball teams finishing the week in style 🤾‍♀️ 🤾‍♂️ 🏐 https://t.co/XdMzCCaewY

13/03/20

Thoroughly enjoyable game - well done to all involved.

13/03/20

Mr Mac raising the profile of Sports Relief today and sharing how the money raised will make a difference. Watch out for the charity volleyball game after school - staff vs students! https://t.co/JVM3AbAoyu

12/03/20

Retweeted From Rav

A great opportunity has arisen for an English KS5 Coordinator. Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career within a supportive and enthusiastic department? Click on the link below for more details https://t.co/NieE8nuJZV

12/03/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking to join an inspirational education trust with schools across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. See website for vacancies https://t.co/YnvSrgkvem . . https://t.co/9Z8KGMRTPR

12/03/20

Retweeted From Rav

Our 4th TLDW tutor session tonight . We are reflecting on the impact so far and how the journey will continue. https://t.co/eFQ01cElNm

11/03/20

An warm welcome from Headteacher to the new Year 7 students for September 2020 https://t.co/VOA3hFO42A

11/03/20

welcoming our new year 7 cohort this evening. It is fantastic to meet all of our new students and parents - welcome to the https://t.co/CpZS9PgOZY

10/03/20

Retweeted From Ben Martin

A huge thank you to today, taking over 600 students through his life story Touching on the dangers of alcohol, drugs, knife crime, gangs and, more importantly, making positive choices https://t.co/l38k24VpQX

10/03/20

Today we welcome Paul Hannaford to to speak to all students about the dangers of knife crime, gangs, drugs, alcohol and making positive choices. https://t.co/jJJsGrQ5Qi

09/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

Learning about different soil textures by squidging up and analysing soil. The verdict: sandy clay https://t.co/DKNepuV5nz

09/03/20

Retweeted From RBA School Gardening

New growth - lettuce and cosmos seedlings https://t.co/mDRJoBt6dW

08/03/20

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

students on route to Royal Albert Hall! Performing at Hertfordshire Schools Gala Concert! https://t.co/sreVzLcyqR

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 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 2019-2020

Date

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.

mgeorgiou@robertbarclayacademy.co.uk

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

(TBC)

Welcome to Robert Barclay Academy Evening

for all those allocation a place at RBA

(TBC)

Taster Day

All new Year 7 students visit RBA for the day

(TBC)

CATs Testing

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

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