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18/07/21

Retweeted From Herts Libraries

Children taking part in the can read ANY 6 library books! Fiction, short stories, information books, picture books, comic books, and eBooks & eAudiobooks! https://t.co/eV0OmY6T8g

16/07/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

A very special message from our Year 6 students as they celebrate their last year as primary students. ⛵️🦞🌊 Please click the link to view https://t.co/qNUvb6NCu9

16/07/21

Year 6 had a wonderful celebration today. Thank you to everyone who contributed to a memorable last day in primary school. https://t.co/4mLIfmlbSu

14/07/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

On your marks get set go! Our Primary sports day is underway and we're having a blast...🏅🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️⭐ https://t.co/02PJiQMiXB

14/07/21

Thank you to for providing the children and staff with ice pops after a fantastic sports day. https://t.co/kDJLcuvNve

13/07/21

Oxford Class were also developing their oracy and reasoning skills. They were working together to explain and prove different statements related to fluency facts and geometry. A lot of useful discussion. https://t.co/ke3Nin46Y0

13/07/21

Cambridge Class were reading their oracle bones this morning. Using their history learning, they developed their oracy skills to share their readings to display wonderful cross curricular learning. https://t.co/4QzUa8jeHK

09/07/21

Retweeted From SRA Art

Mrs Rudd's Year 5 art class have been creating some stylish product designs based on their Grand Canyon project https://t.co/9v4WpRwU0c

09/07/21

These are just a handful of our dragons. . https://t.co/GXKz4FnCpr

09/07/21

Year 6 have had a D&T filled morning. They have been using their Shang Dynasty inspired designs to create their own dragon puppets. We can’t wait to share these with you. https://t.co/QojoFYU1od

07/07/21

A few more highlights from last weeks Egyptian Day in Y4! As you can see some incredible costumes! 🇪🇹⚱️🐈‍⬛ https://t.co/K3WcXnjkXC

07/07/21

Year 1 are very excited to tell us about the match tonight! https://t.co/LG51HoVYVK

06/07/21

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Our primary year group bubbles are enjoying a magical performance of Beauty and the Beast today, performed by our Year 6 students 🌹 📔 https://t.co/y5t0mGzqXe

03/07/21

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Our Year 4 students have loved dressing up as Egyptians today and enjoyed bartering at the busy market stalls - don't you sphinx they look amazing? https://t.co/eJhFP2HiWT

29/06/21

You can’t ‘beetle’ this! https://t.co/sl2trhFQMl

22/06/21

Retweeted From SRA PE dept

Our year 7 pupils coaching our year 3’s in athletics club this morning✨ Great work girls! https://t.co/vI1KFBlEjO

18/06/21

Thank you to and for all your hard work with the children. They are having a great time! https://t.co/AkYsbbKvmy

18/06/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

The school hall is ahum with the most glorious sounds as our Year 6 students rehearse for a very special production. We can't wait for you to 'be our guest!' In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of them hard at work... 🌹📖🎭🕯️ https://t.co/qymVvajGUz

11/06/21

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It's puzzle of the week! This week we are releasing only the primary puzzle - our secondary students are working hard and keeping focused with end of year exams. https://t.co/Ki8kDrPDd6

11/06/21

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's our Year 1 students looking absolutely fabulous on superhero dress up day - but are they ready to take on the challenge of exploring fantasy stories? You bet they are! 🌟🦸🦹‍♀️💫 https://t.co/FvH6T7oUvf

11/06/21

We also took this opportunity to focus on oracy. The children could explain their games, listen carefully and communicate effectively. They showed a great collaboration of ideas and enjoyed this project a lot! https://t.co/VOoaUVszfI

11/06/21

More games from Year 6. Aren’t they brilliant? https://t.co/MYQvEKb9nL

11/06/21

Take a look at some of the fantastic games created by Year 6. In groups, they designed, constructed and evaluated their games. In addition to this, they produced rules so others can play them. https://t.co/vpLvMg8zaE

08/06/21

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

you can now book a place at our next EVENT - Connecting creativity and technology in the classroom. 🗓️ 21st June 2021, 3:45pm-5:45pm Sign up for free: https://t.co/Q4zKuYqzNt https://t.co/0llqf69nPw

28/05/21

To end the half term, three members of Y6 organised a year group Zumba session. It was carefully planned and everyone had a great time! https://t.co/Zm3yIekqpt

28/05/21

More entries from Year 5 showing off their extreme reading! 📖📚👍🏻 https://t.co/78KjWvB6j7

27/05/21

Y6 took on the challenge of performing ‘The cat in the hat’ by Dr. Seuss. They collaborated to learn parts of the story off by heart and created their own actions to accompany these. With the sun shining,they took their performances outside. https://t.co/QOAjIYmaOO

27/05/21

Year 4 have had a wonderful morning playing their own version of snakes and ladders 🐍🪜 https://t.co/Hmo9PK0Bet

24/05/21

Year 5 have been celebrating Book Week by showing off their extreme reading skills! 📖🤸🏼‍♀️⭐️🍳 https://t.co/FDjyN0lDit

24/05/21

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 thoroughly enjoyed this today! 📖👣🔎 https://t.co/iHSvOppCyC

22/05/21

A huge well done to the Year 6 team who represented SRA at the festival of football this morning! A great effort shown by all. ⚽️ https://t.co/KqfIjiGimw

30/04/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

This week students at SRA have been recognised for their resilience and continued hard work during the national lockdown each receiving an enamel badge together with a lovely message. Thanks for the surprise - we will wear our badges with pride.⭐️#thankyou https://t.co/usbgdiLZiY

27/04/21

The Year 5 team for the Maths Challenge displayed such great teamwork and applied their maths skills superbly. https://t.co/aWgrX6Y9Cd

27/04/21

Our Year 5 Mathematicians are ready for the Year 5 Maths Challenge https://t.co/mk0CeIWsmo

23/04/21

“It was so exciting and fun. I loved travelling into space.”🌎🪐💫☄️Hannah and Eden- Year 5 https://t.co/HZNWacbuma

23/04/21

What an amazing day Year 4, 5 and 6 are having! 🪐⛩🇪🇬 https://t.co/aqzGA1efAI

22/04/21

In Year 5 today we have been developing our computing skills and using stop motion animation to promote Earth Day 🌎 🌱🌳 https://t.co/PLYXK0W8nF

21/04/21

Year 4 were linking their maths learning with their English text today and collecting data about favourite chocolate bars. The children enjoyed collecting the data and finding out the most popular! https://t.co/elU1gyYj3s

20/04/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Singing in the sunshine! It's lovely to see and hear our Year 2 choir on Monday lunchtimes as they prepare for a very special school music event. We can't wait to hear the results of all your hard work. 🌞🎶🎵 https://t.co/n5iXODzo3q

16/04/21

Retweeted From Samuel Ryder Academy

Adem M, Year 5 spotted a very interesting character in our primary playground this morning which we just had to share - have you noticed Mr Grumpy face during playtime? https://t.co/tWA36W7ZPJ

Samuel Ryder Sports Academy

Combining Academia with Sport

At Samuel Ryder Academy, we are proud to offer a unique opportunity that allows students to combine Sixth Form entry together with competitive sports programme that offers dedicated sports training.

Rugby, Football and Netball Academies

Our three specialist academies offer students the opportunity to develop in a high quality environment which includes:

  • Excellent facilities
  • Specialised training sessions
  • District, county and national competition entry
  • Coaching and officiating qualifications
  • Leadership skills and CPD development
  • Access to sports physiotherapy consultation

Proud Partners

Each of our academies works with prestigious partners known for excellence in sport, ensuring that students have access to the best quality provision available.

We are proud to work with Watford Community and Education Trust (football), Saracens Rugby (rugby) and Saracens Mavericks (netball) as part of our dedicated sports programme.

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Excellent Facilities

To support our excellent teaching and coaching standards we have invested in state of the art facilities, which include:

  • Full size 3G floodlit football pitch
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Grass rugby and football pitches
  • Sports hall and indoor netball court
  • Gymnasium
  • Five brand new netball courts
  • High tech media suite

Admissions

Students are required to take part in an open trial day to assess their technical ability and meet with the Head of PE and Head of Sixth Form.

If successful in the trial phase, students wishing to join our academies, must meet the entry requirements of our Sixth Form offering and submit an application form following their choice of subjects.

For our latest trial date information, please click here.

To find out more about our Sixth Form life, the subjects we offer and the application, please click here.

For more information on each academy, please click the relevant tab below:

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Our comprehensive development programme, spearheaded by Head of Rugby, Mr Pike, aims to provide opportunities for elite and non-elite rugby players to develop and reach their potential with enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game. This is supplemented by exceptional facilities helping to ensure our students are fully equipped to deal with the rigours of rugby. 

Specialised Training Sessions

Outstanding coaching from excellent teachers and specialist community coaches provides boys with the opportunity to train during lessons, after school and in allocated programme slots on their timetable. In partnership with Saracens RFC and Herts RFU, students will experience sessions run by high quality coaches and professionals. These sessions will include:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Rehab and Recovery
  • Tactical Analysis
  • Game Management
  • Sports Psychology

CPD and Qualifications

As well as playing, students will be offered the opportunity to gain further qualifications in various areas including:

  • Officiating
  • Coaching
  • Fitness training qualification

Rugby Coaching and Leadership Sessions

As part of the Samuel Ryder Rugby Academy programme, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Alongside this will be the opportunities for pupils to partake in the Saracens coach education programme and also gain coaching and officiating qualifications to enhance their rugby development.

Performance and Development Pathways

A key aspect of the programme will be to offer all students the opportunity to play and experience rugby in various different settings. This will include:

  • Regular games and entry to competitions, both locally and nationally.

Tours are a regular part of rugby at Samuel Ryder Academy.  Students with promise will be recommended for county trials and linked with Saracens development pathway opportunities.

As part of our partnership with Saracens, students will have access to numerous coach education sessions held at Allianz Park.

 

Samuel Ryder Football Academy

Our comprehensive development programme, delivered in partnership with Watford FC's award - winning Community Sports and Education Trust, aims to provide opportunities for talented footballers to develop and reach their potential with enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game. This is supplemented by exceptional facilities helping to ensure our students are fully equipped to enhance their development.

Excellent Facilities 

At Samuel Ryder Academy we are able to boast state of the art facilities including: media studio for video analysis sessions, indoor heated pool for rehab and recovery, sports hall and gymnasium for strength and conditioning programmes, a high specification 3G pitch for training and match preparation and access to fitness facilities for personal training programmes.

Specialised Training sessions

Outstanding coaching from WFC CSET community coaches will provide boys with the opportunity to train in allocated programme slots on their timetable. Students will experience high-quality sessions run by UEFA B licensed coaches.

As well as playing, students could gain their 1st 4 Sport Level 1 Award in coaching football.

Training sessions will involve:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Rehab and Recovery
  • Tactical Analysis
  • Game Management
  • Sports Psychology

Coaching and Leadership Sessions

As part of the SRA football programme, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Students completing their Level One coaching. will gain experience in:

  • Officiating
  • Coaching
  • Fitness training

Competitive Competition

A WFCCSET/SRAFA team will participate in a formalised league, playing league and cup fixtures int eh Watford FC kit against teams from other professional clubs' community trusts/foundations.

Students will also need to successfully complete a football trail process before being offered a placed on the programme. 

Information on upcoming trial dates can be found here.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:  sportsacademy@SamuelRyderAcademy.co.uk

 

Samuel Ryder Netball Academy

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Here you will find information about what to expect from the rugby programme at Samuel Ryder Academy. 

Our comprehensive development programme, spearheaded by Head of Rugby, Mr Pike, aims to provide opportunities for elite and non-elite rugby players to develop and reach their potential with enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game. This is supplemented by exceptional facilities helping to ensure our students are fully equipped to deal with the rigours of rugby. 

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As part of the netball academy, students will be training in some of the best facilities in the region including; 5 state of the art, brand new, county standard netball courts (including floodlit show court), brand new fitness suite for player strength and conditioning, indoor heated swimming pool for recovery and rehabilitation, indoor sports hall with playing court and gymnasium. Students will also have access to our media suite for tactical analysis sessions post match

Specialised Training sessions:

Academy students will have a unique and bespoke training programme that includes; six weekly training sessions as well as dedicated training from our school partner coaches at Saracens Mavericks. These sessions will cover a multitude of aspects including tactical analysis, strength and conditioning, coaching and officiating, game management, sports psychology and rest and rehabilitation.

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Coaching and Leadership sessions:

As part of the SRA academy programmes, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Alongside this will be the opportunities for pupils to partake in the coach education programme and also gain coaching and officiating qualifications to enhance their netball development.

Coaching and Leadership sessions: 
As part of the SRA rugby programme, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Alongside this will be the opportunities for pupils to partake in the Saracens coach education programme and also gain coaching and officiating qualifications to enhance their rugby development.
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A key aspect of the programme will be to offer all students the opportunity to play and experience netball in various different settings. This will include:

 

Involvement in district, county, national and specialist leagues including Sisters in Sport and AOC. Pupils can expect to be involved in competitive fixtures on a weekly basis.

 

Tours are a regular part of netball at Samuel Ryder Academy - the next senior tour will be in 2022, where students will spend 2 weeks playing, training and experiencing netball and culture in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Students with promise will be recommended for trials and linked with Saracens Mavericks development pathway opportunities.

 

As part of our partnership with Saracens, students will have access to numerous coach education sessions held at Allianz Park.


 

 

Students will need to meet Samuel Ryder Academy Sixth Form requirements.

 

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:  sportsacademy@SamuelRyderAcademy.co.uk

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