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Our latest newsletter is out now! Have a great summer everyone!


Cycling Proficiency for our Year 6 students this week! 🚴🚴🚴


Get ready for lots of Music in the Autumn Term! We have a packed extra-curricular Music timetable for you all!!🎼🥁🎷🎺🎸🎻


This week is Cycling Proficiency for Year 6! Lots for our cyclists to learn about staying safe on the roads! 🚴🚴🚴


The fabulous SRA Primary Talent Show took place this morning with amazing acts from all Year groups! Well done to all our brilliant performers and a particular well done to the winners 'The Next Steps' and Jayden!!!!💃🕺🤹🎭🎤


Some fabulous choreography from Year 2.


The SRA talent show got off to a great start with some brilliant singing from Reception. Great singing boys!


Our Autumn PE Club Timetable is out now. Thanks to lots of opportunities to get involved. Primary morning clubs: 8-8.30am, Secondary morning clubs: 7.45 - 8.25am, Lunchtime clubs: KS3: 1-1.30pm, KS4: 1-1.40pm, After School clubs: 3.30-4.30pm. ⛹️⛹️‍♀️🤾🤾‍♀️


A busy last week of term! ▶️ Year 6 Cycling Proficiency 🚲 ▶️ Reception Trip to Shepreth Wildlife Park 🦒🐎🐐 ▶️Houses of Parliament Trip 🏰 ▶️Primary Talent Show 🤹🤹‍♀️ ▶️Wildhearts Awards Ceremony ♥️


Congratulations to the Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 finalists.


Year 5 (soon to be Year 6!) had a great transition morning taking part in team building activities!


After a lot of deliberation the judges have selected the winning acts for Purple class in Year One and Green class in Year Two!


Purple class in Year 1 and Green class in Year 2 have auditioned for the talent show. Congratulations to all those that took part


Retweeted From SRA Music

A huge well done to all our talented Y6 students for their performance of Peter Pan last night, we are all very proud of you. Thanks to all the staff that worked really hard to make it happen, and to all parents for coming to support!


If you are coming along to our Year 6 performance of Peter Pan today, some of our secondary students will be selling refreshments before and during the interval to raise money for their expedition to Ecuador! 🥤🍿


Year 1 have made their way to Southend and are having a wonderful time. blob:null/995f1928-3883-4c01-9dcf-3fb77780d679


A fab performance from our staff band earlier today!! Well done Mr Fothergill, Ms Wilson, Mrs Reig, Mr Berry and Mr Woosey🎤🎸🥁🎼🎹


Looking for a fun family activity for the weekend? Don't miss our fantastic Summer Fair from 12-3pm - something for everyone 🌞🍦🍭🎉


A beautiful, sunny Primary Sports Day!!! 🌞🌞🌞🏃🏃‍♀️


And now for key stage 2!


Year 2 demonstrating their skills on the glockenspiel.


Key stage 1 sports day carousel is off to a brilliant start! We are all looking forward to a great day!


Well done to all our Year 8 students who are out teaching French in local Primary schools this week!!!🇫🇷🇫🇷🥖#French


Year 6 performing their final dance from the workshop today!!


Year Two had a great time at the dance workshop this afternoon.


We are very busy next week at SRA!! ✅Y10/12 Work Experience 👩‍🔬👨‍💻👩‍🏭👨‍🏫 ✅Y8 Primary French Project 🇫🇷 ✅ Tues- Art/DT Exhibition 🎨 ✅Weds- Primary Sports Day, Y8 Drama Showcase 🎭 ✅Thurs- A Midsummer Night's Dream Trip, Parent Child Coding Event 🎟️


Dance workshops have got off to a great start!


It;s not too early to get organised for the Autumn Term! 📝📋#backtoschool


Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

This week is Drowning Prevention Week – here are some tips on staying safe around water


Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

We have a few tickets left if you would still like to sign up for our fantastic parent and child robotics event on July 4th. Get your FREE ticket here:


Retweeted From SRA - English

And then we have Macbeth being performed in the Roman theatre in Verulamium. An excellent opportunity to bring this GCSE text to life. 9th July - 13th July.

SRA Rugby Academy



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. 

Excellent Facilities: 
3G pitch

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 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
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.
Performance and development pathways:
Sports hall

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 - the next senior tour will be in South Africa 2021, where students will spend 2 weeks playing, training and experiencing rugby and culture in the Southern Hemisphere.

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.

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

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:


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SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @Matthew Syed - 20th Aug 2019
It is surely time to stop jeering. ⁦⁩ has served his time. Those who continue to shame Smith, and gleefully celebrate his concussion, are turning their backs on the possibility of redemption. In so doing, they are also shaming themselves
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @Lord's Cricket Ground - 19th Aug 2019
Wickets are still continue to fall at Lord’s...kind of. Better than Cameron Bancroft’s catch yesterday? 😂 |
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA PE dept - 20th Jul 2019
Hope all our wonderful students have a lovely break. See you all in September!
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA Primary - 17th Jul 2019
The fabulous SRA Primary Talent Show took place this morning with amazing acts from all Year groups! Well done to all our brilliant performers and a particular well done to the winners 'The Next Steps' and Jayden!!!!💃🕺🤹🎭🎤
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA PE dept - 17th Jul 2019
Our year 8 athletics school record for javelin goes to Jackson #21.80m
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA PE dept - 17th Jul 2019
So good to hear Maz speak about her love for Gaelic football! As a school, we are very proud of her! Listen to her here:
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA PE dept - 12th Jul 2019
Congratulations to Mr.Spiller and all of Hardy house!
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA PE dept - 12th Jul 2019
Another sports day completed. Plenty of new school records broken as well! Excellent effort by all students AND staff.
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @Julie C - 9th Jul 2019
Just arrived in Punta Cana with Marcus to have a friend send this through . Congratulations Marcus. Thanks again SRE PE Dept for all your support of him over the last 5 years. So glad he is staying with you to study further. 😉
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA PE dept - 9th Jul 2019
Fantastic this year Sam. Fully deserved.
SRARugbyAcademy Retweeted @SRA PE dept - 9th Jul 2019
Busy night at Sports Awards Evening. Well done to all winners, nominees and attendees. Fantastic evening ⁩ ⁦⁩ Thanks to ⁦Rosie Galligan awesome speech inspiring us all.
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