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Year 6 were all smiles and displaying great team work!


That’s definitely positive Seb! Fruit Pastilles are great!


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Tale of two constructions 🤣


There was ‘snow’ way Year 2 were missing out on the snowman pictures!


Looks great. Smiles all round!


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Here’s our snowman ☃️ ❄️🌨


The snow brought us the opportunity for creativity and outside learning. Here are a few photos to show some of the finished products. Please feel free to share your own masterpieces. We would love to see them.


Calling all Year 6...This question appeared on ‘House of Games’ tonight on BBC2. Could you locate Krakatoa on the map? This links to your Geography learning this term.


Beautiful view over the primary playground today.


We thought you would like to see the Y5 Andy Warhol inspired masterpieces, I am sure you will agree they are amazing and they put in a lot of effort! 🖼🎨#homeschooling2021


Year 1 had fun today designing and making potions. They had a lot of fun and loved watching the water change colour!!


Sophie in Year 1 made a Snow School. She made it out of cardboard and added a nature trail, snow and lots of lovely details. Great to see how creative our learners are being at home. Shared by Mrs Schenk


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Samuel Ryder community, join in today if you can. Take a moment and drop everything and read. 📚 What are you reading at the moment? Do you have any recommendations?


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Students with dyslexia often find coloured overlays helpful. As we move to online learning, this site provides coloured overlays for your computer screen which should help for slides with lots of reading.Lots of options for this for the iPad too!


Do any of our pupils in school or working remotely want to share their positive moments? We have shared quite a few online and through the learning you have uploaded. It would be great to hear from you.


We would love to see any homemade potions from our Year 1 children who are learning at home. We used some glitter, oil, water and food colouring. Have you got anymore creative ideas?


In PSHE this week Year 5 have been looking at emergency first aid and discussing what we would do if we were faced with a range of scenarios. Here are a few pictures of those at school and those home-learning practicing the recovery position 👏🏻🩹🩺


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This weeks challenge is the Sally up press up challenge. Please use the link below for guidance. How long can you last for? Tweet us your times!


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Local libraries are offering free books to collect . Select children's books and then in the comments fill in the reading level of your child. This is a free service and you can have up to 6 books at a time - you need to be registered. Happy Reading!


Well done everyone! Looking forward to another great week for both those working remotely and those in school. You have definitely made us smile with all your wonderful learning! Keep it up!


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NEW SRA ART BLOCK - Three large, beautifully light art studios, kiln room, art office, a perfect space for our students...


To finish off week 2, we would like to celebrate this lovely gesture by Rory in Year 5. He has created this beautiful cake and donated it to a local hospital to show his thanks to the NHS staff working tirelessly at this time. 🍰🧁🌈#NHSheroes


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Great puzzling 😀


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Well done Year 4 😀


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Our latest whole school newsletter is out now


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Some great methods on display from Year 4!


Lots of mathematical thinking today! We are really enjoying this one! Lots of discussion on remote learning sessions and in school.


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Hannah Crockford’s (Year 5) answer is 5


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Puzzle Of The Week for students, staff and families. This week’s puzzle was contributed by Kai in Year 12. We look forward to seeing your solutions any time today - tweet us a photo of how you solved it. Happy puzzling!


Not long to go. All to play for in the Year 4 vs Year 5 battle!


What a great resource. Thank you Mrs Battersby!


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Puzzle of the Week returns to twitter on Fridays. We are looking for great explanations of your solution, not speed of response. Dojos/Reward points for the best ones Easy way to show your maths working: write on paper, take a photo, attach to tweet.


Welcome to Diagon Alley! Here is a selection of our learning from our remote learners and those in the key worker group.


Fantastic Eden!


Year 4 have been investigating rivers. The children have independently selected a river to share their learning on. Take a look...


Look out for our Diagon Alley inspired artwork from our English Lessons today. We are taking our time but can’t wait to share them...


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Great work Adem and the fastest time for primary so far!


Year 5 have been busy writing their own newspaper reports! Check out some of the final pieces below! 📝📰

Parent Information

Code of conduct

Student Code of Conduct

We want Samuel Ryder Academy to be a happy and peaceful community in which to learn. Our Code of Conduct is designed to help students understand what we mean by this. It is not an exhaustive list of aspirations and things to avoid; instead it outlines key points so students have clear examples of what we expect from them.

Students have the right to:

  • learn without disruption
  • be free from bullying of any kind
  • feel safe
  • enjoy equal opportunities
  • exist within the school without fear of prejudice of any kind from any member of the community.

The school community will not tolerate:

  • bullying of any kind
  • any type of violence
  • vandalism, graffiti, or litter
  • cruel or insensitive behaviour
  • possession of or dealing in drugs or alcohol
  • smoking cigarettes
  • misuse of solvents
  • any signs of disrespect from any member of the community
  • arriving late to school or to lessons
  • leaving the school without permission or missing lessons.

In our school we will try to:

  • respect ourselves
  • respect each other
  • do our best
  • act with honesty and responsibility
  • show ourselves in the best light
  • be polite and courteous
  • enjoy learning
  • participate in all aspects of school life.

We publish our Student Code of Conduct on our website and in students’ planners and refer to it in our rewards and behaviour management systems.


A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times throughout the school day and on the way to and from school.

Primary Uniform Secondary Uniform
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Please click here to see School Uniform Price List.

School Lunches

Our school meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering.  In Hertfordshire we are extremely proud of our delicious meals and high quality ingredients which go into the food prepared.

For information about Primary school lunches, please click here

For information about Secondary school lunches, please click here

Parental Permissions

Please click here for Samuel Ryder Academy's Parental Permissions document which details the various permissions that are important for parents and students to understand.

Parental communication

Parent Pay

ParentPay is the web payment service that lets parents pay online by credit and debit card or in cash at PayPoint stores to schools and school suppliers.

EduLink One

Samuel Ryder Academy uses a portal called EduLink One which provides a convenient and accessible solution for the school to communicate with parents on all aspects of school life and also allows parents to access all information about their child in one place.  

Technical Assistance

If you are having any issues regarding Parent Pay, EduLink One or Sims Login, please use the following email contacts for assistance:

Parent Pay Log in requests:

EduLink One and Sims Log in Technical Assistance:

Parents' Evening

There is one parents’ evening each year which gives you an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. Appointments will be released and booked using EduLink One.  You will receive further communication prior to the evening on how to make a booking.

Joining instructions using Microsoft Teams for virtual appointments

Please find below instructions for joining a Microsoft Teams meeting on a mobile device and PC.

Joining Microsoft Teams on a mobile device

Joining Microsoft Teams on a PC

Parent and Staff Communication

Please click here to see our protocols for contact between parents and staff. 

EduLink One

Samuel Ryder Academy uses a portal called EduLink One which provides a convenient and accessible solution for the school to communicate with parents on all aspects of school life and also allows parents to access all information about their child in one place.  


What Can EduLink One Do?

Some of the EduLink One features which parents may find useful are listed below:

  • Absence Reporting - Parents can easily report their child absent from school due to illness. They will also be notified via email if their child is absent from school.
  • Account Info - This screen will allow parents to see general information that we hold about their child.
  • Achievement - Will show parents any achievements awarded to their child.
  • Attendance - Parents will be able to view statutory attendance statistics for their child.
  • Behaviour - This will give parents access to the behaviour records for their child.
  • Calendar - This will be populated with upcoming events, parents’ evening dates and school holidays. If a dot is showing under a date, it means there are one or more events happening that day. Click the date to find out more information.
  • Catering – This screen links to ParentPay accounts, it will let parents know what their child has chosen to eat and the balance on their account.  
  • Contacts - This screen will show parents the contact information we hold on file for them.
  • Documents – In this section parents can find the annual school report for their child.
  • Exams - This will give parents information about any exams their child may be taking. An exam timetable as well as exam entries are displayed.
  • Forms – On occasion we will ask parents to complete reply slips through EduLink One, these are found in the forms section.
  • Homework - The homework screen allows parents to see all of the homework that has been set for their child. The screen also allows parents to swipe through to see homework that has been completed.
  • Messaging - We now communicate with parents via email and push notifications to the app. Parents will receive instant paperless communications into the EduLink One communicator tool as well as to their email inbox. Parents can also use EduLink One to contact their child’s teachers.
  • Timetable - This gives parents a view of their child’s current timetable and will be kept up to date with any changes of teachers, groups or rooms as they happen. 
  • Update Information – Parents can access and edit their contact details and their child’s information and consents, keeping the school up to date with any changes. (Note: This data can be accessed by any parent with Parental Responsibility and an EduLink One log-in).

Parents' Guide to EduLink One


How do I get a log-in for EduLink One?

Parents will have received their username via email from Samuel Ryder Academy.

If you have not received an email (please ensure your email address is up-to-date with the Academy Main Office) or would like to access EduLink One, please contact us at  SRA Technical Assistance

Is EduLink One secure?

All data within the EduLink One software is encrypted and secured using the most up-to-date TLS 1.2 secure encryption technology.

How can I access EduLink One?

EduLink One is a school information platform that can be accessed on any device – PC, laptop, tablet or mobile device – via the web browser or via the EduLink One app.

Once you have received your log in details, you can access the system by entering the school ID which is 'sra' as well as your username and password.

Links to EduLink One can be found as follows:

EduLink One Website

EduLink One is available from Google Play, Amazon App Store and the Apple App Store. Click on the icons below to access the relevant store.

Appstore Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Googleplay Requires Android 4.4 or later
Amazonstore Requires Android 4.4 or later

Social Media

Follow us on social media to see all our news and events as they happen!


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Year Group Twitter Accounts

@SraYear2020  (Y7)

@SraYear2018   (Y9)

@2020_sra   (Y10)

Sports Academy Twitter Accounts


Helping your child

As a parent you can make an enormous difference to your child’s chances of success in school, at home and in their later life.  Working in partnership with your child’s school can help them to succeed.

We see the relationship between home and school as being extremely important in determining how successful a student is.  It is important that there is a shared philosophy and both parties are clear about what they can expect from each other.

A good partnership also involves transparency, honesty and clear channels of communication so that you are fully informed about your child’s learning and development.

There are a number of ways in which parents can become even more involved in their child’s education at Samuel Ryder Academy. Some of the formal opportunities are listed below but parents are encouraged to contact staff at the Academy at other times if they have any concerns or queries. 

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