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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

Uniform

A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times throughout the school day and on the way to and from school. Please ensure that all items of uniform and equipment are clearly marked with your child’s name.  All items can be obtained from the school suppliers, Stevensons, see details below. We also offer second hand uniform sales during the academic year organised by the PTA. Items not specific to Samuel Ryder Academy are available at many other retailers.

Stevensons Price List

Early Years & Key Stage 1 Uniform: Reception, Year 1 & Year 2

EYFS & Key Stage 1 Girls’ Uniform - Winter

  • Plain navy skirt or navy pinafore (‘A’ line, knee length), available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Or navy trousers, available from Stevensons
  • Gold polo shirt with school badge, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Navy sweat cardigan with school badge, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Navy long socks or tights
  • Sensible, black shoes – boots, trainers, trainer style or canvas shoes should not be worn

EYFS & Key Stage 1 Girls’ Uniform – Summer

  • Blue / white gingham dress
  • Navy sweat cardigan with school badge, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • White or navy short socks
  • Black school shoes or white, tan or black sensible (closed in) sandals

EYFS & Key Stage 1 Boys’ Uniform – Winter and Summer

  • Light grey trousers (flannel, not cord, not shiny). Grey shorts in the summer
  • Gold polo shirt with school badge, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Navy crew sweatshirt with school badge, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Grey socks (not trainer socks)
  • Sensible black shoes - boots, trainers, trainer style or canvas shoes should not be worn

EYFS & Key Stage 1 Boys’ and Girls’ PE Kit

  • White polo/t- shirt
  • Navy blue or black plain shorts
  • White socks
  • Black plimsolls (for indoor use)
  • Trainers (for outdoor use)
  • One-piece swimming costume (navy blue or black)
  • Swimming hat and towel
  • Swim goggles (optional but desirable)

In addition to the above KS1 Boys and Girls' Winter PE Kit can include any of the following:

  • Navy blue jumper (not school uniform jumper)
  • Navy blue tracksuit bottoms

Key Stage 2 Uniform Change: Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

There is a uniform change when the children enter into Key Stage 2.  The uniform change is to show their increasing maturity and to begin to reflect the secondary uniform. 

Key Stage 2 Girls’ Uniform Winter

  • Plain navy skirt or navy pinafore, available from Stevensons
  • White shirt
  • School tie, available from Stevensons
  • Navy v-neck cardigan with logo, available from Stevensons
  • White or navy long socks or tights
  • Black school shoes
  • Students may wear a navy or black headscarf

Key Stage 2 Girls’ Uniform Summer

  • Blue / white gingham dress
  • Navy cardigan with logo, available from Stevensons
  • White or navy short socks
  • Black school shoes (closed in) sandals
  • Students may wear a navy or black headscarf

Key Stage 2 Girls’ PE Kit

  • SRA PE top with school crest, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • SRA PE skirt, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • SRA PE socks (1 pair hockey length), available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Black leggings
  • White trainers (with non-marking soles)
  • Football boots (moulded or metal studs only. No blades)
  • Shin pads (optional but desirable)
  • One piece swimming costume (navy blue or black)
  • Swimming hat and towel
  • Swim goggles (optional but desirable)

In addition to the above, KS2 Girls' Winter PE Kit can include any of the following:

  • Navy blue tracksuit bottoms
  • Navy blue/black skins or thermals
  • Navy blue fleece or sweatshirt (not school uniform jumper)
  • SRA Fleece (optional) exclusively from Stevensons, available from 12th December

In extremely cold weather students can wear gloves and a woolly hat - this will be at the teachers’ discretion and students will be told in advance of the lesson.

Coats and jumpers are not allowed in any circumstances unless a child is injured and therefore cannot take part.

Students who do not have the correct kit will be given time to replace any items without any consequence, however we do ask that by the start of the new term in January all children have purchased the correct items of clothing in readiness for their PE lessons. If there are any difficulties with this, please speak to your child’s class teacher or PE teacher directly.

Key Stage 2 Boys’ Uniform Winter

  • Plain grey trousers or shorts
  • White shirt
  • School tie, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • Navy v-neck jumper with logo, available from Stevensons
  • Grey socks
  • Black school shoes

Key Stage 2 Boys PE Kit

  • SRA PE top with school crest, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • SRA PE shorts, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • SRA PE socks, available exclusively from Stevensons
  • White trainers (with non-marking soles)
  • Football boots (moulded or metal studs only. No blades)
  • Shin pads (optional but desirable)
  • Swimming shorts (navy blue or black)
  • Swimming hat and towel
  • Swim goggles (optional but desirable)

In addition to the above, KS2 Boys' Winter PE Kit can include any of the following:

Navy blue tracksuit bottoms

Navy blue/black skins or thermals

Navy blue fleece or sweatshirt (not school uniform jumper) or SRA Fleece (optional) available exclusively from Stevensons.

Please take note of the following school uniform rules:

Jewellery - The only jewellery permitted in school are plain gold/silver stud in the lower lobes. In Key Stage 1, watches are not permitted.

Hair - Hair should be kept clean and tidy and must not be worn in any extreme style or have an appearance inconsistent with traditional good standards of uniform. Hair must be appropriate for a smart office environment. We realise that this can be interpreted differently according to culture and ethnicity and are happy to accept and value all kinds of smart as long as these are consistent with the Head Teacher’s final judgement. We follow the Halo Code. If worn short, hair may have a gradual fade but should not be stepped or a grade 0 at any point. If short hair is worn the same length all over it may be no shorter than grade 2.  Hair should be of a natural colour. No patterns or tramlines should be shaved into the hair or the eyebrows. Long hair should be fastened or tied back for practical activities. Hair ornaments should not be worn. Hair bands/hijabs must be plain and either black, white or navy.

Other Items required in School

Water Bottle - Please send your child into school with a full, named bottle of water every day.

Book Bag - In time, children will be able to borrow story books from our Library. Please encourage your child to re-tell the story, predict events and answer questions about the story. Please ensure books are well looked after. School book bags are available for purchase from Stevensons, the uniform supplier. Reception children will also have additional books to read along with a Reading Record book for you to complete. This will be explained in more detail during the first half term.

Strong waterproof sports bag or rucksack - The children require a strong waterproof sports bag or rucksack not ‘handbag’ style for PE kit.

Change of clothes - We encourage creative and sometimes messy or wet play.  We understand ‘accidents’ can happen.  Please ensure a named change of clothes are kept in school for such incidents.

Wet weather clothing - Children will also need to have some wet weather clothes and wellies to allow them to play outside irrespective of the weather.  Please leave these in school so your child can use them as necessary.

Please remember to name all items of uniform.

All uniform is available from Stevensons, the official school outfitter, either in store or online.

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