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More fun at RAF Hendon!


Y10 enjoying the MBDA Reconnaissance Challenge at RAF Hendon!


Retweeted From SRA Art

Wow, well done to Joby (y7) for his superb oil pastel apple drawing this week. We are incredibly impressed with his colour blending, it looks good enough to eat! 🍎


As Christmas approaches, we are aware that some of our students may receive online devices so we would like to alert parents to a free BBC App, called ‘Own It’- designed to advise children when online. Please see


Time to get your aprons on!🧁🍰🎂


Is your New Year's resolution to find a new position? We have a fantastic part time role for a Wraparound Care Manager/Teaching Assistant! See website for more details....


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Looking forward to our annual massed primary schools Carol Service tomorrow, and rehearsing the readers today :-)


Coming Up! Tues Y3/4 Service at Cathedral ⛪ Inclusion Coffee Morning☕ School Production Rehearsals🎭 Wed Spanish students arrive🇪🇸 Post 16 Open Morning Girls Rugby🏉 Fri Y10 RAF challenge, Hendon✈️ Sat School Fair🎄


Our latest news is out now!


We are so grateful for the equipment we are able to purchase thanks to the PTA! In action - Microscopes!


Teachers! Don't forget to sign up to this fantastic course next week


We need your donations for the Christmas Fair!!!! Raffle Prizes, Sweets, Unwanted Gifts, Unused Toiletries, Costume jewellery, Accessories,Stationery, Books, CD's, Bric a Brac, Soft Toys! Our Donation Day is next Friday 6th December! Thank you!


Teachers! Don't forget to sign up to this fantastic course next week


Pantomime time in primary this morning. A big thank you to for this amazing treat 🎬🎭


Booking is now open for trials for our Post 16 SRA Netball Academy, in association with Saracens Mavericks!


Make you don't miss out on this weekend's Rugby Trials for our Post 16 SRA Rugby Academy!


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5 days to go! 5 Days to go! Make you sign up for this Saturday's football trials for the SRA Football Academy in association with Watford Community Sports and Education Trust!


We cannot wait for Wednesday morning in primary, a special pantomime treat provided by our amazing PTA!


St. Andrews class are showing some fantastic teamwork as they make parachutes for their air-resistance experiment. Later we will be using to measure the total acceleration. The lowest level wins!


Looking at Post-16 opportunities? Don't miss our Post 16 Open Evening next week!


Counting down to the SRA Football Academy Trials on Saturday 30th November!!


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Some great computational thinking in as they attempt to crack a German code. Super lesson from


Congratulations to the winners of the free netball trials with


This week! Tues-Production Rehearsals🎭, U14/U15 Rugby v Dame Alice Owens🏉 Weds-U15 v Fullerians, U12/13 v Dame Alice Owens🏉, Y12 Maths Challenge 🔢, Y10 Spanish Info eve🇪🇸 Thurs-World Skills Trip 🌍, Y12 Speak Your Mind,🎤 Friday 22nd -Y12/13 Biology Trip, Y7 Boys Festival


Our latest news is out now! See our latest news here!


Not long to go - make sure you attend our Post 16 Information Evening on the 28th November to pre-register and sign up for trials on the 30th November here


Retweeted From Hamish Arnold

Monday Blues? Take a look at our Saving Time and Reducing Workload webinar this evening at 4:20 so that and I can help you beat them. It's free to join and all you need is a device with a web browser and speakers. Video cameras are optional.


Year 2 had an amazing day on Wednesday, they learnt lots about ‘The Great Fire of London’. Thanks to SRA PTA for contributing to the cost of the day.


Mighty Netball visited our primary assembly this morning, thanks to Laura and Alice for telling us more about netball.


Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

Join us for our first webinar on Saving Time and Reducing Teacher Workload on Monday 18th November. Webinar goes live at 4:20 for a 4:30 start. To join follow the link:


We are delighted to announce the launch of the SRA Football Academy for Post-16 students, in conjunction with Watford Community Sports & Education Trust! ⚽⚽⚽


Teachers - don't miss this fantastic workshop 'Saving Time and Reducing Teacher Workload' on Monday 18th November!


Coming up this week! Scholastic Book Fair - all week 📚 6th Form Parents Eve - Tues, 4-7pm Y11 Geography Trip - 🗺️ Y2 - Fire of London Trip - 🚌 New Starters Music Concert - Weds 6-7pm 🎶 Y7-9 Futsal Tournament -Thurs ⚽ Y12 Geography Lecture - Thurs - 🎤 Y10 Art Trip Fri


We are really excited to announce the publication of our first iBook as an Apple Distinguished School, which has been released in over 50 countries!

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.

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

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


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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Click here to see School Uniform Price List.

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.

Samuel Ryder App

We understand the importance of keeping you up to date with the very latest school news, events and information. In addition to the wealth of information available on this website, we've just launched a new mobile App, designed to keep you connected, wherever you are. 

How the App benefits you:

  • Stay Informed of urgent announcements, delivered instantly to your phone.
  • Keep connected with recent news articles, photo galleries and social media.
  • Check term dates, download events to your personal calendar and set helpful reminders.
  • Instantly access the latest letters home and key information in our document zone.
  • Visit school related third party websites direct from the App.

Easily contact the school using our useful enquiry form or quick contact buttons.


Download the App for free: 


  • Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for 'Cleverbox School Connect'.
  • Once downloaded,you'll be prompted to enter our school name.
  • To receive important information and announcements,opt in for push notifications.
  • You're now ready to use the App.

Technical Assistance

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

Parent Pay Log in requests:

School App

Sims Log in Technical Assistance

Parents Evenings

There is one parents’ evening each year which gives you an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with their teachers. Appointments are five minutes in length and are made for you by the admin team. Appointment times will then be sent home with your child.

Parents and Staff Communication

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

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