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Year 6 are heading back to school. We will be back in time for normal school pick up time. 🧙🏻


Year six showing off their wand skills! We would like to say a big thank you to ⁦⁩ for the contribution of WOW money to allow this trip to go ahead!


The muggles have arrived!! 🧙🏻#WBTOURLONDON


Our latest news is out now!


Green Class in action during their assembly.


We enjoyed an assembly from Green Class this morning. They shared examples of their new learning in different subjects and performed a lovely song about different languages. Thank you Green Class.


On Tuesday, the children were visited by Fr. Mark Slater from St. Luke’s Church. Alongside new learning, they discussed their POSITIVITY value and shared how they can encourage others in school and at home. The children enjoyed reflecting and sharing together.


Year 5 are preparing for their performance at the ‘Young Voices’ by creating their banner.


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Year 1 linked patterns and ordering from their maths learning into their English lesson today. ‘I used the instructions to make patterns’ ‘My first five cubes were green and then I had to count 5 blue,


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Year 3 have been taking lots of different approaches to fraction learning. They used different resources to show independence. There were a lot of successes in the lesson. ‘Using the multilink helped me see the maths and I got it right!’


C’est bon pour la santé? Mlle Fixter discussed healthy eating options with with Durham Class today. The children were eager to share their vocabulary knowledge. Trés bien!


Booking now open for second round of trials for SRA Football Academy for post-16 students! Sign up now to secure your place! ⚽⚽⚽


Great work Year One!


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Year 6 have been working hard to solve reasoning puzzles and apply their known methods.


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Lots of great reasoning happening in Year 4 today. The children have been applying their methods to reasoning questions.


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Vacancy: due to expansion within the faculty SJL are seeking a Teacher of RE to join their highly skilled teaching team . .


Book now for this free workshop for parents offering lots of advice on how to keep your child safe online!


Looking for a new role for the new year? A fantastic new opportunity has opened up at SRA, please see our website for more details!


Now accepting second round applications for entry to SRA Football Academy in Sept 2020. Sign up here for a trial on 1st Feb - ⚽⚽⚽


Still time to apply for our Post 16 Rugby Academy! 🏉🏉🏉


Looking for a new role for the new year? A fantastic opportunity has opened up at Samuel Ryder Academy for a Wraparound Care Manager, Term Time only. Please see the website for more details


Parents/Carers - have your children received new digital devices for Christmas ?Are you keen to ensure your children use technology safely in the digital world? Don't miss out on this fantastic free webinar!


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Wishing Scholars' Education Trust students, families and staff a very Merry Christmas . .


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Scholars end of term newsletter is out now with highlights from schools from across the Trust


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Vacancy alert: an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administration Assistant to support our school and staff team . . .


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Well done to our U13&U15 girls this evening. Both rugby teams victorious against . Great to see so many girls playing the game


Year 2 have had some great questions for . Thank you for visiting us this morning to read “Atch...oops” to us.


Our visit this morning by Nicky Gilbody was because a Year 1 child found a painted rock. Year 1 loved listening to ‘Atch.... oops’.#NickyGilbody.


EYFS were very excited about having Nicky Gilbody to visit this morning! She read her own book ‘Atch.....opps!’


Teachers! Looking ahead to the new year? Be sure to sign up for our free Apple workshop on the 8th Jan 2020!


Are you looking for a new opportunity for the new year? We have a great new role as Primary and Secondary teaching assistant!


As part of our continued expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for a Media Teacher!


Only one week to go until we break up for is everything you need to know about the last day of term! 🎄🎄🎄


We are now accepting donations for our Annual House Foodbank Drive! Please bring non-perishable foods to main reception or class/form teacher by Tuesday 17th December if you are able to help. More details on our website! 🥫🥫🥫🧃


Year 2 had an amazing Christingle this morning at St Luke’s Church.


If you are looking for a quick and easy guide to Edulink, there is now one available on our school YouTube channel. Remember - Edulink enables parents to access all information about their child and school life in one place!

Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Funding (2018/2019)

The government introduced Pupil Premium funding in April 2011 with the aim of narrowing the gap between the disadvantaged pupils and their peers. They believe that the Pupil Premium, which is in addition to the main school’s funding will address the current underlying inequalities between these cohort of students and their wealthier peers.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received:  
Total number of Pupils on roll 851
Total number of pupils 241
Total amount of PPG received £232,000



  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully assessed on a regular interval in particular the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils
  • We ensure that appropriate provision is in place for those students who belong to vulnerable groups
  • In making provision for socially disadvantaged students, we recognise that not all students who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals
  • We use the Pupil Premium funding to support any student or group of students who the academy has identified as socially disadvantaged
  • The type of provision will depend on the identification of the need for the priority student or group of students. 

Pupil Premium Provision Map

  • LSA support received in class
  • Small intervention group work or 1 to 1 sessions within Inclusion
  • Participation in the social skills group
  • Small classes in core subjects
  • Access Arrangements
  • Support from external agencies (counselling, targeted youth services, TAF, Links support and outreach work etc.)
  • Attendance at clubs; sports and music etc.
  • School trips
  • Participation in paired reading
  • Literacy intervention
  • Free revision guides
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Free material for Art and Design and Technology lessons
  • Participation in the G&T enrichment days
  • Participation in the Cambridge Archaeological trip
  • Help with Transport costs

Transition from primary to secondary

Summer school, extended transition mornings, part funded residential trip

Basic School equipment / ICT equipment

Pupil Premium students receive IPads / IPods at a reduced rate

GCSE English and Maths revision days Year 11

The days are staffed and organised by staff at Samuel Ryder Academy

Revision Materials

All Year 9, 10 and 11 Pupil Premium students are given revision materials free of charge

Summer revision packs for these students to support their learning

Support for end of year school events

Pupil Premium funds are used to enable PP students to take part in the community celebration events of their time at Samuel Ryder Academy, .i.e. attend the school prom, go to Thorpe Park trip and buy the year book

Support for school trips

Trips are offered at a reduced rate for all PP students

Music Lessons

Music lessons, exam costs and sheet music are offered free for any PP student who wishes to participate

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) in class

Many PP students benefit from LSA support in the classroom to ensure they participate fully in lessons and supported to access the concepts covered in the lessons and to work independently.  In KS3 and 4 we double staff some core subjects with LSA’s to intensify support

Joint planning by the LSAs and teachers- identified LSAs attached to individual faculties

Small groups in Maths, Science and English

We organise smaller groups in KS3 and also in KS4 for Key subjects which supports the learning of some students


Students have access to a range of mentors in school: one of the Student Service Managers, a nominated member of staff, a member of the Leadership Team or through programmes such as the peer mentoring scheme

Food Ingredients

The ingredients can be purchased for PP students who take part in hospitality lessons.

Targeted to small cohorts within each year group or to individuals:

  • Literacy Interventions
  • Talking Partners - a targeted intervention to support the communication skills of the PP students
  • One to One reading / spelling / handwriting / numeracy intervention
  • Small group lessons in the Learning Zone

Access to enrichment days for MASt (More Able) students

Gifted and Talented PP students in year 9 are offered the opportunity to take part in the Cambridge Archaeological Dig, all expenses provided by the Academy.

Gifted and Talented and more able students in all year groups are given the opportunity to take part in enrichment days / trips.  All funding is provided by the Academy.

Behaviour for Learning

Like Skills group in year 7 and 8 to support the Pupil Premium students with their social and emotional aspects of their learning

Nurture Group in Primary to support the social skills

Seal and Resilience Groups in year 7 and 8 to support the emotional literacy

Mastering Memory and Fine Motor Skills

PP students who have difficulties with their short term working memory or their fine motor skills are supported using one to one specialised programmes

Learning Portraits

Through setting up the Learning Portraits all members of staff acquire an in depth understanding of the students and strategies to support them in their learning


Some students are supported through the counselling service to help them work through issues which impact on their readiness and capacity for learning

Library Materials for the most able and to support struggling readers

In year 7 and 8 the library has purchased additional materials to enable those struggling with or reluctant to read, engage more fully

Transportation Costs

Transport costs are covered to allow some Pupil Premium students and their parents / guardians to travel to and from school for evening meetings such as Parent’s Evening, Residential Trip ,Options Meeting or to help with visits to Universities etc

Data analysis

Regular analysis of data by the Head of Inclusion, all Heads of Faculties and Heads of Years to track, monitor and identify underachievement

Regular meetings to discuss provision and support


In house attendance improvement officer to support the families and the students

Regular meetings with both parents and students

Home visits

External agencies

Utilisation of external professionals to run sessions for students in Key Stage 4

Partnership with Links academy

Support from EP

Close liaison with family support workers



Intervention Strategies in English

The Learning Zone provides targeted literacy intervention for the identified students. The intervention is delivered by a team of experienced Learning Support Assistants, headed by a teacher who co-ordinates the provision. There are also six weekly programmes of one to one intervention, running three times a week for twenty minutes each session. The sessions are personalised according to the specific needs of the students. The impact of all provisions is monitored, using standardised assessment tools. The success of all intervention programmes is measured using the Sutton Trust Tool Kit Criteria as well as teacher assessment and examination results. The Academy offers small group teaching classes in English in year 7. 





Intervention strategies in Maths

The Learning Zone also offers small group intensive numeracy sessions. There are also one to one numeracy sessions offered throughout the year to target the specific needs of the learners.  The success of all intervention programmes is measured using the Sutton Trust Tool Kit Criteria as well as teacher assessment and examination results. The Academy offers small group teaching classes in English in year 7. 







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