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20/04/24

A fantastic Saturday morning for our U10 football team in the sunshine and wind, taking part in the Year 5 6-a-side finals! They battled hard and played with smiles on their faces throughout! Massive thank you to all the parents for your support! pic.twitter.com/cIN5p6muRe

17/04/24

Warwick class have loved looking at rounding this week! They particularly enjoyed the rounding ladder race game 🪜🧮 pic.twitter.com/Z8B4o70tG9

17/04/24

Our U10 boys football team took part in a tournament this afternoon at Garden Fields. Strong performances resulted in us finishing second, only losing one game! We now look forward to the finals on Saturday! pic.twitter.com/MccctBC14l

15/04/24

Year 5 St Andrews had a great PSHE lesson focused on the importance of knowing basic first aid and the recovery position ❤️‍🩹 pic.twitter.com/NYV3FgSkGW

09/04/24

Wishing our Muslim community a happy Eid filled with joy and prosperity 🕌🌙 pic.twitter.com/3FFvs9tDHc

30/03/24

We wish everyone a very Happy Easter and an enjoyable, well deserved break 🐣🍫✝️! We look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 15th April to begin the Summer Term ☀️🌻 pic.twitter.com/di4DfaSahY

29/03/24

* Famous Historical People Dress-Up WOW Day: Year 2 *The children dressed up and shared facts about their famous person. They met Rosa Freedman, a human right lawyer and activist, enjoyed using the VR headsets linked to Rosa Parks and recreated some of Andy Warhol’s pop art. pic.twitter.com/vXMVk6QiTR

28/03/24

* Famous Historical People Dress-Up WOW Day: Year 2 *The children dressed up and shared facts about their famous person. They met Rosa Freedman, a human right lawyer and activist, enjoyed using the VR headsets linked to Rosa Parks and recreated some of Andy Warhol’s pop art. pic.twitter.com/vXMVk6QiTR

28/03/24

Primary started the final day of the term with an assembly to celebrate the achievements and reflect on the successes of the term. We were also fortunate to hear a beautiful performance from two of our 6th Form. pic.twitter.com/jMGqhQcsiT

27/03/24

Year 6 made their own ‘Butterbeer’ this afternoon, after being inspired by their Harry Potter learning! It was a thumbs up for the magical beverage. pic.twitter.com/93AP0n1CGW

27/03/24

Year 6 were fortunate to have a visit from Professor Rosa Freedman, who spoke to them about human rights and the development of law. She shared her experiences working on tackling discrimination and promoting equality. pic.twitter.com/EDJTRFJJpv

27/03/24

Year 1 have had a lovely Easter service at St Luke’s Church ⛪️💐🌷🐣 pic.twitter.com/DYe831nzrX

27/03/24

Our final breakfast and we are all still smiling 😁 pic.twitter.com/aQm1Y2wqKh

26/03/24

Disco Night 🪩💃🕺 pic.twitter.com/AZa92NHafQ

26/03/24

The pieces are really coming together now ☀️🎭🎨🎶 pic.twitter.com/o4oR6AuJNQ

26/03/24

Good morning! We are all up and raring to go, back in our workshops and being creative 🎶🎭🕺🎨 pic.twitter.com/aCB6cYU0IH

25/03/24

Tonight’s activity: a 3D film 🎥 🦁👑 pic.twitter.com/f08xc6nhqv

25/03/24

A brilliant first day at the children have been incredible and have begun to create some amazing pieces of work 🕺🎨🎭🎶 pic.twitter.com/88Ynep9MaD

25/03/24

Mr D showing off his piano and singing talents with the help of Year 5! 🌊⛵️ pic.twitter.com/jcIKkHVrMH

25/03/24

Bed making has been a task in itself! 🛏️😂 pic.twitter.com/8DRuc4sWCB

25/03/24

We have arrived safely at Ingestre Hall! Ready for our morning activities to begin 🎭🕺🎶🎨 pic.twitter.com/oESPZ38BeO

24/03/24

Year 5 loved the VR headsets this week, exploring the Mayan pyramids 🗺️🧐🤩what a great way to end their topic! pic.twitter.com/FWCstJTZ4f

21/03/24

Our academy students held a brilliant morning for our Year 3, 4 and 5 students. A big thank you for arranging such a fantastic opportunity 🏐⚽️🏉 pic.twitter.com/WyXIdLSPto

20/03/24

* Primary Teacher vacancy *Full TimeSalary – MPS / UPS TLR 2a - Lead of ScienceStart date – September 2024https://t.co/Y5U107tZel#stalbansjobs pic.twitter.com/Ihd8anKcP0

20/03/24

* Primary Teacher vacancy *Full TimeSalary – MPS / UPS TLR 2a - Lead of ScienceStart date – September 2024https://t.co/Y5U107tZel#stalbansjobs pic.twitter.com/Ihd8anKcP0

Samuel Ryder Sports Academy

Combining Academia with Sport

At Samuel Ryder Academy, we are proud to offer a unique opportunity that allows students to combine Sixth Form entry together with a competitive sports programme that offers dedicated sports training.

Please click here to sign up for our forthcoming trials

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Rugby, Football and Netball Academies

Our three specialist academies offer students the opportunity to develop in a high quality environment which includes:

  • Excellent facilities
  • Specialised training sessions
  • District, county and national competition entry
  • Coaching and officiating qualifications
  • Leadership skills and CPD development
  • Access to sports physiotherapy consultation

Proud Partners

Each of our academies works with prestigious partners known for excellence in sport, ensuring that students have access to the best quality provision available.

We are proud to work with Watford Community and Education Trust (football), Saracens Rugby (rugby) and Saracens Mavericks (netball) as part of our dedicated sports programme.

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Excellent Facilities

To support our excellent teaching and coaching standards we have invested in state of the art facilities, which include:

  • Full size 3G floodlit football pitch
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Grass rugby and football pitches
  • Sports hall and indoor netball court
  • Gymnasium
  • Five brand new netball courts
  • High tech media suite

Admissions

Students are required to take part in an open trial day to assess their technical ability and meet with the Head of PE and Head of Sixth Form.

If successful in the trial phase, students wishing to join our academies, must meet the entry requirements of our Sixth Form offering and submit an application form following their choice of subjects.

For our latest trial date information, please click here.

To find out more about our Sixth Form life, the subjects we offer and the application, please click here.

For more information on each academy, please click the relevant tab below:

Samuel Ryder Rugby Academy

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Our comprehensive development programme, spearheaded by Head of Rugby, Mr Walker, aims to provide opportunities for elite and non-elite rugby players to develop and reach their potential with enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game. This is supplemented by exceptional facilities helping to ensure our students are fully equipped to deal with the rigours of rugby. 

Specialised Training Sessions

Outstanding coaching from excellent teachers and specialist community coaches provides boys with the opportunity to train during lessons, after school and in allocated programme slots on their timetable. In partnership with Saracens RFC and Herts RFU, students will experience sessions run by high quality coaches and professionals. These sessions will include:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Rehab and Recovery
  • Tactical Analysis
  • Game Management
  • Sports Psychology

CPD and Qualifications

As well as playing, students will be offered the opportunity to gain further qualifications in various areas including:

  • Officiating
  • Coaching
  • Fitness training qualification

Rugby Coaching and Leadership Sessions

As part of the Samuel Ryder Rugby Academy programme, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Alongside this will be the opportunities for pupils to partake in the Saracens coach education programme and also gain coaching and officiating qualifications to enhance their rugby development.

Performance and Development Pathways

A key aspect of the programme will be to offer all students the opportunity to play and experience rugby in various different settings. This will include:

  • Regular games and entry to competitions, both locally and nationally.

Tours are a regular part of rugby at Samuel Ryder Academy. Students with promise will be recommended for county trials and linked with Saracens development pathway opportunities.

As part of our partnership with Saracens, students will have access to numerous coach education sessions held at Allianz Park.

Meet the team

Jamie S Rugby 2023

Sam FB Rugby 2023

Sam W Rugby 2023

 

Samuel Ryder Football Academy

Our comprehensive development programme, delivered in partnership with Watford FC's award - winning Community Sports and Education Trust, aims to provide opportunities for talented footballers to develop and reach their potential with enhancing their enjoyment and passion for the game. This is supplemented by exceptional facilities helping to ensure our students are fully equipped to enhance their development.

Excellent Facilities 

At Samuel Ryder Academy we are able to boast state of the art facilities including: media studio for video analysis sessions, indoor heated pool for rehab and recovery, sports hall and gymnasium for strength and conditioning programmes, a high specification 3G pitch for training and match preparation and access to fitness facilities for personal training programmes.

Specialised Training sessions

Outstanding coaching from WFC CSET community coaches will provide boys with the opportunity to train in allocated programme slots on their timetable. Students will experience high-quality sessions run by UEFA B licensed coaches.

As well as playing, students could gain their 1st 4 Sport Level 1 Award in coaching football.

Training sessions will involve:

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Rehab and Recovery
  • Tactical Analysis
  • Game Management
  • Sports Psychology

Coaching and Leadership Sessions

As part of the SRA football programme, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Students completing their Level One coaching. will gain experience in:

  • Officiating
  • Coaching
  • Fitness training

Competitive Competition

A WFCCSET/SRAFA team will participate in a formalised league, playing league and cup fixtures in the Watford FC kit against teams from other professional clubs' community trusts/foundations.

Students will also need to successfully complete a football trail process before being offered a placed on the programme. 

Information on upcoming trial dates can be found here.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:  sportsacademy@SamuelRyderAcademy.co.uk

Meet the Team

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Thomas D Football 2023

Aruran R Football 2023

Thomas W

Luca T Football 2023

Elijah J Football 2023

Stanley W Football 2023

Yuhans R Football 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Samuel Ryder Netball Academy

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Here you will find information about what to expect from the netball programme at Samuel Ryder Academy. 

 

Megan B Netball 2023

Excellent Facilities: 
Sports hall

As part of the netball academy, students will be training in some of the best facilities in the region including; 5 state of the art, brand new, county standard netball courts (including floodlit show court), brand new fitness suite for player strength and conditioning, indoor heated swimming pool for recovery and rehabilitation, indoor sports hall with playing court and gymnasium. Students will also have access to our media suite for tactical analysis sessions post match

Specialised Training sessions:

Academy students will have a unique and bespoke training programme that includes; six weekly training sessions as well as dedicated training from our school partner coaches at Saracens Mavericks. These sessions will cover a multitude of aspects including tactical analysis, strength and conditioning, coaching and officiating, game management, sports psychology and rest and rehabilitation.

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Coaching and Leadership sessions:

As part of the SRA academy programmes, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Alongside this will be the opportunities for pupils to partake in the coach education programme and also gain coaching and officiating qualifications to enhance their netball development.

Coaching and Leadership sessions: 
As part of the SRA rugby programme, students will be expected to participate in lessons and clubs for our lower school whilst also getting the opportunity to gain experience of coaching and officiating. Alongside this will be the opportunities for pupils to partake in the Saracens coach education programme and also gain coaching and officiating qualifications to enhance their rugby development.
Performance and development pathways:
Kyeesha W Netball 2023

A key aspect of the programme will be to offer all students the opportunity to play and experience netball in various different settings. This will include:

 

Involvement in district, county, national and specialist leagues including Sisters in Sport and AOC. Pupils can expect to be involved in competitive fixtures on a weekly basis.

 

Tours are a regular part of netball at Samuel Ryder Academy - the next senior tour will be in 2022, where students will spend 2 weeks playing, training and experiencing netball and culture in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Students with promise will be recommended for trials and linked with Saracens Mavericks development pathway opportunities.

 

As part of our partnership with Saracens, students will have access to numerous coach education sessions held at Allianz Park.


 

 

Students will need to meet Samuel Ryder Academy Sixth Form requirements.

 

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact:  sportsacademy@SamuelRyderAcademy.co.uk

 

Meet the team:

Momna K Netball 2023

Hannah S Netball 2023

Freya B Netball 2023

 Jess C Netball 2023

Beth S Netball 2023

 Kyeesha W Netball 2023

Liv H Netball 2023 

Megan B Netball 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more about Samuel Ryder Sports Academy

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Great oracy skills in Y10 Spanish - presenting their work on Spanish festivals pic.twitter.com/i5lSAJoA3n
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A fantastic Saturday morning for our U10 football team in the sunshine and wind, taking part in the Year 5 6-a-side finals! They battled hard and played with smiles on their faces throughout! Massive thank you to all the parents for your support! pic.twitter.com/cIN5p6muRe
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