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12/10/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

SJLs big soup share amazing pumpkin and squash soup made from produce from our eco garden ⁦ https://t.co/u3nlgvg1m9

11/10/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Aged between 13-17? Looking to build new skills & have amazing new experiences? Join 's programme in this evening 6.30 -8.30 pm https://t.co/BDxelrNB4t https://t.co/cGmiP6lgC5

11/10/19

Get your tickets now - this is going to be another entertaining evening! https://t.co/KD486lZ9XF

11/10/19

Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you and your school back again. https://t.co/KyJrsC8NJT

09/10/19

All through to the next round. Well done . Keep working hard. https://t.co/kCktyaBkot

09/10/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

The Fiesta Emotional Wellbeing group for 13-17s meets every Wednesday 7-9pm at Young People's Centre...come along to find out how you can look after your mental health! https://t.co/0t4MibS3jq https://t.co/CLCP9alYAf

08/10/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

event First one as a lovely to help facilitate sessions for our forth cohort and still get to attend these events https://t.co/IB2n4LHPkF

08/10/19

Retweeted From Charles Walker MP

Today I am pleased to launch my newly designed website. Here you can find information relating to my work in the constituency, my contributions from the green benches of the , and how to book a surgery appointment. https://t.co/JxI2cmNbjd https://t.co/kd1ZF5k822

07/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Massive thanks to all our wonderful governors and trustees who braved a miserable evening for an excellent update!

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

And Clare too 💙 https://t.co/WFFNV1uWU0

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

our very own Lauren performing at today 💙 https://t.co/KTBZKKsTHH

06/10/19

Retweeted From dawn warwick

Good luck Holly 💙💙💙 https://t.co/iyf48Zceqw

04/10/19

Keep up the good work , it all helps to improve literacy! https://t.co/5S83bmeFxM

04/10/19

Great idea . We will add them on to our screens today. Thank you! https://t.co/uXRjR2QxqD

03/10/19

Tonight we welcome the parents of Year 7 for our Information Evening https://t.co/ZjYM3TExa8

03/10/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: do you have estate management experience? Looking to make a difference in the education sector? Scholars' are seeking an Estates Manager to oversee their school portfolio. See website for details https://t.co/77AOkcgyrX . . https://t.co/Ue4SVqUDP6

02/10/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Callum securing progress to the last 32 of the National Cup with a fine strike to ensure a 6-5 victory on pens for Yr11s. Cue the celebrations! https://t.co/SZOI7EDcn9

02/10/19

Proud of our boys - all that practice at lunchtime paying off https://t.co/ZSBOOj1fBf

28/09/19

Retweeted From Aisling Cowan

Interesting how independent students become when they have to trade something for your help. They tried everything else first: a few ‘lightbulb’ moments about how to use other revision/problem solving resources! https://t.co/9AL4TMr1mh

27/09/19

Here’s today’s winning House cake in support of , titled “Photograph”. A very creative idea with a great narrative too. It tasted as good as it looked. https://t.co/4AxNgtkhiM

27/09/19

Thank you for organising such a great and worthy event. Great team effort. https://t.co/Bj5AazsLES

27/09/19

Retweeted From Ms Melhuish

RBA Bake Off winners well done! House points coming soon https://t.co/Vxvtf8fYL3

27/09/19

So many families are affected by cancer so we were delighted with the fund raising efforts today by our students, parents and staff. Such an important cause, thank you! ⁦ https://t.co/BWQYjVxyHF

27/09/19

Thank you and welcome Lloyd, we look forward to working with you. https://t.co/Zl9cRxalPg

26/09/19

Retweeted From Rachel Williams

English Literature Day - the whole department working together to close the gaps for our Yr11 students. Some wonderful ‘lightbulb’ moments seen💡 Thank you Tamsin for your 1 to 1 feedback sessions - and wow what a team I have! https://t.co/LZIH6h0cm0

26/09/19

An excellent English Literature Day - for Yr 11 students. Thank you to for planning and delivery such a creative day, the students have left confident and have really appreciated all of your efforts! https://t.co/iuhSNokAxr

26/09/19

Year 9/10 information evening is off and running. https://t.co/MZ46CpNKvx

26/09/19

Retweeted From townrunaround™

So many who supported locally 🙌 & many more who connected in TOWN! Thank you 🙏🏻 https://t.co/Dr4FODp9CR

26/09/19

Retweeted From 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Sqn

Always proud to be part of this great community event!

25/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Incredible game to start off the Yr7 football season in the County Cup v Leventhorpe today. After some great goals from both sides, scores remained level at 3-3 AET. Onto penalties, every player was required to step up including the keepers finally ending up winners 6-5! https://t.co/msOynphcgT

25/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Tonis hitting the decisive penalty to send Yr7s through to the next round of the County Cup tonight ⚽️ https://t.co/TOhWyUA3fv

25/09/19

Great start, well done!

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

The final design! Well done girls it looks great. Can’t wait to see students wearing your design in 2020! Thank you to and for a great day 🏉 https://t.co/jxnBVyAD6p

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Retweet this! https://t.co/FB0jKcQZMj is donating free rugby kits to schools when people tweet using the hashtags with - so BE PART OF GOOD and share now! https://t.co/RsSI8y28T2

24/09/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Fantastic opportunity for students at Twickenham today. Designing a new school kit and having a tour of pitch and changing rooms with thanks to https://t.co/MZJHvJxrzt

23/09/19

Retweeted From Uni of Hertfordshire - Careers & Employment

We love seeing the campus so busy! Today we saw the marquee for the Part-Time Job Fair being assembled outside our office! If you’re thinking of doing a Part-Time job alongside your studies then this is a Not To Be Missed Event! This Thursday, 11:30 to 14:30! https://t.co/0nORcEKouh

23/09/19

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire Broxbourne

Janice and Sharon are at Cheshunt Access Point TODAY 2-5pm! Drop by to access support on various subjects including & careers https://t.co/U391HbS6WJ https://t.co/toG7sk4NBj

23/09/19

Great to welcome in today to speak to -development https://t.co/00rmYrUd5N

21/09/19

Retweeted From Sandringham School

Opening to the Alban TSA conference delivered by Claire Robbins OBE - an exciting day of professional development for primary and secondary teachers across the district. https://t.co/lVgoe1INxK

21/09/19

Retweeted From Cllr Steve Wortley - Mayor - Borough of Broxbourne

Pop down to Hoddesdon Town today until 3pm for your last minute race entry for Tomorrow’s Give Your Town The Run Around. Always happy to support this brilliant event for our Town and I’ll see you on the start line bright and early tomorrow. https://t.co/ztpfVqs5PA

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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