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Yesterday Year 6 put on an incredible performance of Frozen ❄️🧊👸👑 we were blown away by the quality of the performance and the dedication to putting on such a wonderful show! What a brilliant way to end their time at Primary school.


What a brilliant morning meeting our new teachers and our new reception families for the teddy bears picnic 🧸☀️


Year 1 enjoyed their VR session this morning. They looked at fairytale settings and animals in different continents.


EARLY BIRD SPECIAL until end of July 2024Under 3s: FREE 4 - 11 years old: £512 - 18 years old: £6Adults: £7🎟👉 *Buy your tickets here:*'s light up the night together at Samuel Ryder Academy!


Look what arrived for us directly from Arendelle in the West End. Thank you to the cast of for this magical message and thank you to Miss Bacon for organising this wonderful treat.


As final preparations for the Year 6 production are taking place, Sven and Olaf are looking forward to welcoming you. It’s going to be Brrrrrrilliant!


What a wonderful evening put on by our incredible . Happy Circus 🎪 was definitely a hit!


We are so excited !! The Circus has arrived !!!


What an incredible Primary Sports Day 🏅a huge thank you to the team for running an amazing event!


Fantastic to have year 3 baking in our kitchen


Reception have been conducting a nature hunt and recording their findings using their oracy skills. We cannot wait to see the David Attenborough style documentaries they have created. 🐛🐞🐜☘️🌿#fieldworkweek


Year 5 Imperial also had a great afternoon on their local walk- exploring what types of amenities are available around our school 🗺️🧭🚶🍦


Year 5 St Andrews had a fantastic morning on their local walk, then finished off with an ice cream 🚶🗺️🧭🍦


A great day for our Y8 leaders, local primary schools and Y4 studentsOur Y8s showed passion, dedication and enthusiasm as well as showcasing their leadership and oracy skills. An honour to watch this event take placeMassive thanks to for your hard work 🏆 🥇 🏃


Finished off by a wonderful trip on the Train 🚂🛤️


Year 1 have had a busy day seeing some of the animals up close 🦒🦁🦩🦏🐘


Our Year 6 children are working so hard rehearsing for their forthcoming production of 'Frozen'.The excitement is building and we can't wait for the show!


All the animals are out to play today ☀️🐘🦏🦒


Year 1 have arrived safely at 🦁🐯🐻🐨🐵🐧🐍🐠


Year 6 Addison competed in her swimming club gala as well as representing St Albans Schools at the Hertfordshire swim champs🥇 100m freestyle relay (County)🥇 400m free🥇 200m free🥈 50m free🥈 200m back🥉 400m IM🥉 100m IM🥉 100m freeWell done Addison 🏊


Last week Year 5 took part in the Lego Project. This allowed them to design and create a vehicle using only 20 pieces, putting their imaginations to the test 🚗🚀✈️🛵🚌🚁 this was then pitched to Year 4 and some other teachers.


A number of our primary classes were treated to a session with Nick Acton, where they learnt how to enhance their learning using a variety of apps including IMovie and


***YEAR 6 AVON TYRELL***Our ETA at school has moved to 5:45pm We will continue to keep you updated


***YEAR 6 AVON TYRELL***Our ETA at school is 5:15pm We will keep you updated.


What a week Year 6 have had! Thank you for such an action packed residential.

Key Information

Within this section of the website you will find some of the more practical information about the SRA Sixth Form.

Sixth Form Curriculum Evening

Leaver Destinations

Please find below our Sixth Form Leaver Desinations:

Sixth Form Destinations

University Applications

The Sixth Form and Careers team work throughout the school to enable students to make the right career choices.  We provide information and advice at key decision points and create events and experiences that allow students to explore a range of opportunities and possibilities that exist beyond their time at school. A one week Work Experience placement in Year 12 being one of these experiences.

The application

UCAS Apply is the electronic university application system and all students wishing to attend university must apply via UCAS. We encourage all students to register with UCAS, even those who think they do not want to apply to university - they often change their mind - and if we have all the information already saved we can support a late application. Find Apply 2024 on

The UCAS application has 5 main sections

  • Personal details
  • Educational qualifications
  • GCSE results including exam boards
  • A2 results
  • Course/university choices - 5 choices
  • Personal statement
  • Reference - including A Level predicted grades

Please note: The majority of universities make offers purely on this information, some may ask for work to be sent, or invite students for interview.

Expectation of Students

Sixth Form students at Samuel Ryder Academy are expected to behave responsibly and act as a role model to all the students on the site.  Student conduct in and around school should reflect a Sixth Formers age and position as a senior member of the school community.  You are required to act as role models and uphold the Samuel Ryder ethos and excellent reputation.

As a member of Sixth Form in the Samuel Ryder Community, we expect you to show both enthusiasm and commitment for your chosen course of study, and to make an active contribution to the wider school community, as a role model and ambassador; participating in House activities and school events.

Success at A-Level is highly dependent upon regular attendance and you should be punctual, both to school and to all classes. You will be treated as young adults and we obviously expect you to act responsibly. If you are to enjoy the privileges of Sixth Form life to the full we do expect you to follow some important guidelines.

Please click here to see our Sixth Form Handbook.

Parents Guide to Higher Education

Please click here to see our parents guide to higher education.

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