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Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Some excellent news in difficult times. Congratulations to Mr Gauthier on his shortlisting for Headteacher of the Year!


Retweeted From SRA - English

Can you guess these children's stories from the emojis? 📚 📖


Retweeted From The Body Coach

Home work this weekend is to write a poem or letter describing how you feel after exercise. Use the hashtag 😀 so I can find them and share some 🙏🏼


Well done! Have a great Easter!


What a lovely picture of some of the home-learning that went on today. What an end to the term, we hope everyone has a restful Easter break and remember to look after one another! 🌸🐰🐣🐥


The Nightingale Hospital needs your pictures! 🎨 # via


Woah... the battle is well and truly on!! Can we set any records?? Keep it up.


Apologies for children in Y3 and Y4 who weren’t originally able to see the challenges due to heavy site traffic the groups hadn’t synced completely. This is all rectified so go go go with your TTRS challenges. Any issues please feel free to email me. Miss Bacon.


Retweeted From J.K. Rowling

Parents, teachers and carers working to keep children amused and interested while we’re on lockdown might need a bit of magic, so I’m delighted to launch


Retweeted From Herts Libraries

Stuck at home? Try our daily 5 Minute Creative Challenge: Collect some flat stones from your garden and make a stone tower – how tall can you build it without it falling down?


Primary children have designed their own rugby kit. Which do you prefer?


Everyone is having a great time with for the ‘Greatest Showman’ and that’s just the staff! The children are great at this.


Retweeted From Eleri Salter

Reading time at Team Salter school. 💖📚💖 Text kindly donated by , we will be writing our book reviews once we are done.


Primary children were introduced to today. Everyone enjoyed creating a bookmark character.


Retweeted From Narelle Elliott

Team Elliott starting the day with a bit of PE


It has been so lovely seeing what all of you have been up to during your time at home. I love the tie-dye T-shirt’s that Jayden (Year 6) and his little sisters made! Keep sending all your lovely photos to your teachers! 🎨📚


Retweeted From Mrs Lister

Art and maths project from visual maths


Retweeted From Miss Hewerdine

Your daily creative idea. Great for building finger strength too!


Glad to help. What’s not to love about a bit of rivalry.


A bit of clay modelling with the children that are still coming to school! Everyone definitely enjoyed this activity!


Obviously if anyone else likes the look of the book. This is the first in the series. Give it a go. Let us know your opinions of it. Imperial Class were giggling a lot!


Calling Year 5 Imperial class. I know we didn’t get to finish our class book but luckily it is available for loan in the BorrowBox app from Hertfordshire libraries. You can borrow and listen for free if you are a member or sign up for free. Miss Bacon


Retweeted From The Body Coach

If you missed the announcement today, I shared an update on how much money we've raised so far from advertising on YouTube 😀 Thanks to you and everyone that has taken part and watched the workouts... we've together raised just over £80,000 for the NHS 🙏🏻


Retweeted From SRA Music

Here’s today’s recommendation especially for our primary singers, Young Voices are doing some exciting online workshops/singing sessions, both live during the day and available on demand on YouTube- take a look for yourselves:


An update for the TT rock stars battle. The children just simply need to complete their times tables as they would normally any points that they accrue will then be added to their class as all children are allocated to their class. This will continue for two weeks


The students have already been allocated a battle so the more points they score the more it contributes to their class total. Good luck!


And the KS2 TTRS challenge has begun! Who will come out top in the battle of the year groups? Log in to your account and take part in the battle!


Retweeted From SRA - English

Reading lists for all key stages. Might be helpful for anyone in need of reading inspiration! 📚


Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

A fun Maths challenge to get your mind working. It is not as simple as it seems!


Retweeted From SRA - English

Wise words from Michael Morpurgo ❤️


Great news...if you are a member of Hertfordshire Liraries, you can borrow ebooks and eAudiobooks just by downloading the Borrow Box app. You are still able to join online with a unlimited temporary account.


Look at this Sister Act! Well done Arabella showing your french learning of the body parts. Great to see Lottie joint in too!


Retweeted From SRA - English

Jolly hockey sticks! A bit of nostalgia for the whole family as a new series of Malory Towers is now available on iplayer. Perfect comfort tv and a great reminder to pick up those books again!


Well done to all the children who showed great mathematical understanding in our fun lesson this morning!


PE this morning with what a great start to a Tuesday morning!


A great resource! News articles designed for younger readers.


Retweeted From World Book Day UK 📚

Looking for new books to read over the coming weeks? Don't miss our list of the nation’s TOP 100 STORIES TO SHARE as voted for by you. This is the ultimate list of stories to share for all ages, to give children & teens ideas of what to discover next.


Retweeted From David Carter

Let’s all take a moment to thank our wonderful who are dealing with more than we can imagine. Show we appreciate the wonderful job they are doing & the vital role they continue to play in our society by sending a FREE card here


All set up and ready to go on Wednesday!


Well done. Hope there was a ‘spring in your step’ after that activity in the fresh air!

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 have a 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. 

Social Media

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


Click here to follow us on Facebook


Follow our main school account @SRA_StAlbans

Faculty Twitter Accounts

@SRA_Maths @SRA_RE
@SRA_Art_ @SRAMediaDept
@SRA_Technology @SRAGeography
@SRA_Science @SRA_Library
@SRA_MFL @SRARugbyAcademy
@SRA_PE_Dept @music_SRA


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