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07/12/18

Retweeted From Rav

Spoiler alert! Can not wait for hear the students sing and dance in the Christmas show , next week, 12th Dec https://t.co/uBwP6wDlZI

07/12/18

Well done Perforning Artists! https://t.co/406bySSll9

07/12/18

The character Scrooge is evil. He get visited by 3 ghosts (past, present, yet to come). Scrooge then changes into a better man. (Rhys D Y9)

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets to our Christmas Concert yet? https://t.co/DXqfEkKLeH

07/12/18

Have you got your tickets yet? Available on ParentPay and from Student Reception https://t.co/7jMQXzU6gc

07/12/18

Well done girls! https://t.co/DoelZJPaFA

06/12/18

A letter from all local Headteachers (secondary). Please make time to read this. https://t.co/hBKakYMReg

06/12/18

Retweeted From Science

The YLA at RBA at it again this lunchtime! Students have been given a challenging project to complete, and we're tasked in an engineering competition to build a strong, tall structure to hold up an object. https://t.co/p7y7gn3PCk

04/12/18

Great to welcome our former Head Boy back to to speak about his apprenticeship journey so far with Great to spark the conversation about futures. https://t.co/UxmDEIYMna

03/12/18

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

03/12/18

Mr de la Croix and the SLT invite all students to Christmas lunch on 18th December! We will serve you the traditional meal with all the trimmings! Tickets available on ParentPay, at Student Reception it from the kitchen £3.60 (FSM £1.20) Ho Ho Ho! https://t.co/7OojA2YTcV

01/12/18

Latest RBA news! https://t.co/PHCEbjqSmv https://t.co/0zxbxWpM8e

29/11/18

Christmas has officially arrived at RBA with our spectacular tree and lights in the Refectory. It really lifts the spirits on these cold, wet and dark evenings. On this note Christmas lunch tickets now on sale £3.60 from the kitchens. https://t.co/DbvfwLGyO4

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Making a giant crucifix to revise... ❤️ Having fun!! https://t.co/HbRigRZwF1

29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

active revision! https://t.co/OXqqkC3xPH

29/11/18

Retweeted From Science

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29/11/18

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

having loads of fun!! looking after their https://t.co/oiEDO8J80q

28/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Robert Barclay Academy Performing Arts presents "The Magic of Christmas" Music Concert. Tickets are £5, available on Parentpay. Wednesday 12th December at 7pm. Refreshments available. Book now to avoid disappointment! https://t.co/8iyDDUMP9L

26/11/18

Retweeted From Youth Broxbourne

Nominations are open for the 2019! Nominate another young person, a project or club you attend or an adult that supports you here: https://t.co/yoGg0uXzPu Organised by and hosted https://t.co/zcopJmq4Tl

26/11/18

Another impressive display by the Y7 Footballers! https://t.co/wW61uFjSQT

25/11/18

Heartfelt thanks to FoRBA for hosting, to all who attended & for performing! FoRBA Support enables RBA to provide our students with little extras that bring the curriculum to life. Your help & contributions are hugely appreciated. https://t.co/gp9zXbc3iD

24/11/18

Awards Evening 2018 is on 20th Dec at 6.30pm If you were in Y11 or Y13 last year, please come back to RBA to collect your certificates, and catch up with your teachers and friends! Email: Awards.co.uk to confirm Letters are in the post! https://t.co/H81kKRgYuR

24/11/18

Retweeted From James Heale

Really enjoyed working with the SLT today on Level 5 Leadership behaviours and high performance teams. Thanks for your energy! https://t.co/R1eZXKp9Z8

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

A great morning spent ⁦⁩ listening to ⁦⁩ about differentiation. Some tips for classroom. https://t.co/FHAnvgx7T1

23/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Our joint SLT conference is underway with some practical ice-breaker activities. https://t.co/hTDtiwdOB6

23/11/18

Thanks Dave - we had a memorable day focussed on Differentiation and making the magic happen! https://t.co/fpZESJAROU

23/11/18

Rav leads the presentations at the Scholars’ Education Trust SLT Conference this morning. https://t.co/Cnp4Q3ALt0

23/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

We wanted to bring magic to today, for our ‘The Magic Of Learning’ conference. Months of planning and the hardwork paid off, when we saw the reactions! Well done PDT! https://t.co/3RuFgMarCp

23/11/18

Retweeted From HaileyburyTurnfordTL

A very inspiring conference today at RBA which reminded us all why we love the job we do! Followed by a fantastic 6th form open evening which was very well attended. Today has been a great day 🙂

23/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

At the conference where I spoke today, the staff had turned their school into a magical Harry Potter world, with lights and props. It was amazing! https://t.co/YiQYXFuhWW

23/11/18

Retweeted From Angela Martino

What an amazing morning So impressed with the effort of staff to make the day really special. So inspired by reminding me why I entered the profession. https://t.co/0wZzyo5NXW

22/11/18

It was great to host - looking forward to working closely together to develop teaching and learning across our region! https://t.co/o0rbx4sgs4

22/11/18

Retweeted From RBA Creative Arts

It was worth it! Thanks again.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Sue Cowley #fff

it really did look amazing! I felt like I'd entered an alternative universe, literally.

22/11/18

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Latest vacancies: looking for career change, chance to join a trust with excellent development opportunities? Current posts include Science Teacher, Senior IT Technician, Estates Manager. See website https://t.co/BkY73BhKoC https://t.co/1oaEVsETc5

22/11/18

Retweeted From Rav

And we’re off! The Magic Of Learning - Annual staff conference . Our first keynote is lighting up the room! Welcome to Hogwarts! https://t.co/sxpZ67MEfl

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

2/2 Listening to you both speak with such passion about your roles-both wanting the same thing-the BEST education for ALL children. Obviously a huge thank you to & ...it literally wouldn't have been possible without your support!

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

1/2 You are an absolute gentleman Sean (And Vic!), thank you so much for presenting tonight, and both giving up your time-quite the double act! 👬....makes me feel so proud to be part of such an amazing profession.

21/11/18

Retweeted From Mrs Schillaci

What an incredible evening at with 2 inspirational gentlemen in their own rights , who compliment each other perfectly. Amazing support from Herts colleagues too...excited for Weds 12th March when will be presenting https://t.co/WltO7ejknV

21/11/18

Y8 Football Team: Outstanding Secondary School Performance nomination https://t.co/Ogu2416G4Q

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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