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Thank you for a fun festive activity.


The children have been so excited. Just in time to begin Christmas songs!


Year 5 have loved learning about angles this week and drawing on the tables was definitely a highlight! 🧮📏📐


The children loved the pens down and let’s talk about our learning aspect. Such wonderful use of higher level vocabulary and children challenging each other.


Oxford Class used a science lesson to develop their oracy. Having been provided with a set of equipment, they had to use their previous learning and discuss their findings, make predictions and verbalise their conclusions.


Calling all Primary Students 🗣🎅🏼🎄❄️☃️ (There is a box on top of the lost property boxes to submit your entry. Don’t forget to put your name and class on the back)


This afternoon Year 5 were applying their knowledge of area and perimeter to measure and calculate lots of things outside on the playground! 👏🏻🧮➕➖➗✖️


The Year 6 Spelling Bee participants were so successful we had to ask Mrs Mars to provide an even GREATER challenge! It eventually led to a draw! #


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It's 1666 today in Year 2 and we are really enjoying our Great Fire of London Workshop - just look at our fabulous costumes! A big thank you to Samuel Ryder PTA for funding today's activities.


A beautiful piece by Joshua


Take a look at a small selection of the finished blackout poetry from Year 6.


Year 5 &6 linked their learning with Remembrance Day today. Some fantastic blackout poetry and poppies made and worn in remembrance.


KS2... let’s work together to rock out and see how many points we can get! Every day until Friday 7:30-19:30.


Calling all Year 5...the TTRS challenge is on! Andrew’s vs Imperial. Who will win the Year 5 TTRS 👑? 1 week to show what you have got. SRA_Maths


What a close battle and there was only 3 points in it...the winners of the Year 6 TTRS battle over half term were...CAMBRIDGE CLASS!!! Great job and well done to all of Year 6 for a great competition.


Cambridge Class did their 5 minute fitness in French! 👊🏻👍🏻💪🏼


They were Nigeria, Mauritius, Ireland and USA!


Can you guess the countries that we are representing with our colourful outfits??? 🤔


Year 2 Green Class enjoyed celebrating languages around the world. We have spoken other languages in the register and listened to a range of music. We also dressed up as countries. and enjoyed exploring the different flags and then designing their own flag


Year 1 took inspiration in their art learning from Paul Klee. They were very proud to share their pieces


Year 5 had a brilliant start to our Friday this week with a boules house competition! 🇫🇷🥎⚾️


Imperial also had a great start to the day with 5 a day in French, in celebration of MFL week 🇫🇷💃🏻


St Andrews taking part in 5 a day in French this morning! 🇫🇷


How fantastic! Some are on display on the art board for all to admire!


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Thank you to our students, staff and families for working hard to create a safe and productive learning environment during our first half term back at school. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 2 November 2020.


A busy spooky week at Ace Club. The children have had lots of fun!  Have a great half term.


What a brilliant afternoon we had in Imperial class this afternoon. We completed our ‘Egg Drop Challenge’ putting the design and creation of our egg structures to the test! 🤩🥚🍳


Year 1 have had a fantastic day- they have had a pyjama party and been making autumn wreaths 🍂🍁


Taking in feedback and improving all the time.


Year 6 took inspiration from Martin Luther King and created their own poems after listening to his ‘I Have Dream’. Miss Leat and Miss Bacon were blown away and inspired by the words and feelings shared. Have a listen to some of those we heard...


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King of penalty shootout during Football club this morning! Well done Jack!


In Year 5 this morning we have been working on our inference skills, exploring who we think the shoes may belong to and why. A brilliant effort from all of the children. 👠🥿👢👞👟🥾


The children are always eager for these every week! Some solve them before the staff!!!


Year 3 are having a brilliant morning exploring shadows. It is definitely a perfect morning for it☀️👣


Amazing collaborative learning in Year 4 this morning- they have been focusing on the Anglo Saxons and what life was like at this time 🗡🛡

Pupil Premium


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.

Principles at Samuel Ryder Academy

  • We ensure that learning and teaching opportunities meet the needs of all pupils
  • We ensure that the needs of all of learners are carefully monitored and 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

All pupil premium students have access to:

  • High quality teaching in the classroom
  • Support from a Form Tutor, Head of Year, Key Stage Lead and Student Services Manager
  • Support in accessing extra – curricular activities which require extra support and funding
  • A number of targeted intervention programmes

Pupil Premium provision map

We track the provision for each child on the Pupil Premium through a provision map where we record how the students are supported.  These include:

  • 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
  • A number of targeted interventions
  • Free revision guides
  • Cooking ingredients
  • Free material for Art and Design and Technology lessons
  • Participation in the G&T enrichment days
  • Help with transport costs

Pupil Premium grant 2019/2020

NB, as a result of the Covid-19, public examinations were suspended last academic year.

Number of pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) received:  
Total amount of PPG received 2019 £233,309
Total amount of PPG received 2020 £235,000

Provision targeted at year groups or across year groups

The following provision is in place to support the barriers that some of the children and young people face. The type of the intervention is dependent on the primary need of the students that is identified using standardised profiling assessments. The students are baselined at the start of each intervention programme and the impact on the completion is measured through specific assessment tools.

Basic School Equipment / ICT Equipment

  • Pupil Premium students receive IPads 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 and Equipment

  • All year 9, 10 and 11 Pupil Premium students are given revision materials free of charge or at a reduced rate
  • Summer revision packs for these students to support their learning
  • Mathematics packs provided
  • Relevant pieces of subject specific equipment provided 

Support for End of Year School Events

  • Pupil Premium funds are used to enable these students to take part in the community celebration events at Samuel Ryder Academy, for example attending the school prom and various trips and other events

Support for School Trips

  • Trips at a reduced rate for all disadvantaged students

Music Lessons

  • Music lessons, exam costs and sheet music are offered free for this group of students who wish to participate
  • One to one music lessons at a reduced rate

Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA’s) in Class

  • Many disadvantaged 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
  • Joint planning by the LSAs and teachers- identified LSAs attached to individual faculties
  • Delivery of targeted intervention by identified LSAs


  • Students have access to a range of mentors in school: the mentor is a member of staff that the CYP has a positive relationship with

Food Ingredients

  • The ingredients are purchased for disadvantaged students who take part in hospitality lessons

Targeted support

Cognitive interventions

  • Talking Partners - a targeted intervention to support the communication skills of students
  • One to One reading / spelling / handwriting / numeracy
  • Small group lessons in the Learning Zone
  • The impact of all interventions are measured using specific psychometric assessments and further actions are identified

Access to enrichment days for the more able G&T PP students

  • Gifted and talented and more able students in all year groups are given the opportunity to take part in enrichment days / trips

Behaviour for learning

  • Like Skills group in year 7and 8 to support the social and emotional aspects of learning
  • Nurture Group in Primary to support social skills

Mastering memory and fine motor skills

  • Students who have difficulties with working memory or fine motor skills are supported using one to one specialised programme

Learning portraits

  • Through setting up the Learning Portraits all members of staff acquire an in depth understanding of the CYP and the strategies to support them- these portraits are child cantered and allows CYP to voice their concerns and how they what they would like the support to look like

Emotional support

  • Counselling
  • Brief Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Roots and Fruits
  • Anxiety Mapping
  • Family worker to support the family

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
  • Age appropriate books are available for all group of CYP

Transportation costs

  • Transport costs are covered to allow some Disadvantaged 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 and implement necessary intervention
  • 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
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