PUBLISHED: 06:38 09 April 2013 Madeleine Burton Students learning at Samuel Ryder Academy FlashpointpicturesÂ©2012 A NEW academy in St Albans has passed an Ofsted monitoring visit with flying colours. The Samuel Ryder Academy in Drakes Drive – formerly Francis Bacon School – was launched last September. The inspectors concluded that the academy was “making reasonable progress in raising standards for all pupils”, one of two possible outcomes for such an inspection. The other is “not making enough progress”.Two inspectors observed the academy’s work including plans for improvement, self-evaluation and information on pupils’ attainment and progress. They visited 21 lessons, including the Early Years Foundation Stage, and held meetings with staff, governors, students, parents and sponsors. Among the findings was that there had been … [Read more...] about Ofsted gives thumbs up to St Albans’ Samuel Ryder Academy
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PUBLISHED: 18:31 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:37 24 May 2018 Neil Metcalfe Mervyn Morgan (left) of St Albans City Youth alongside former Arsenal, Leicester City and England striker Alan Smith at the opening of the Nicholas Breakspear 3G pitch in 2012. Archant A mainstay of youth football in St Albans has chosen to resign after 32 years following St Albans District Council’s decision to throw out proposals for St Albans City’s new stadium. Mervyn Morgan has stepped down as chair of trustees at St Albans City Youth after 32 years with the club. Mervyn Morgan had been considering his role within St Albans City Youth for the last few months but following Tuesday’s council meeting regarding the club’s proposals being omitted from the local plan, he has chosen to end his tenure early. And he cites the council as responsible for the haste of his departure saying “those who represent us in the council chamber have little or no understanding of the needs of … [Read more...] about Mervyn Morgan resigns from St Albans City Youth FC saying councillors ‘have little or no understanding of the needs of the City’
Gallery PUBLISHED: 11:44 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 21 May 2018 Anne Suslak Street party in Edward Close (picture: G Madoc) Archant The streets of St Albans were adorned with bunting and Union Jack flags as residents celebrated the Royal Wedding on Saturday. Street party in Edward Close (picture: G Madoc) Street parties were held in Edward Close and Chestnut Drive in St Albans in honour of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on Saturday, May 19. In the week leading up to the big day, children at Bright Horizons Asquith Harpenden Pre-School and Nursery dressed up as kings and queens, made their own crowns and watched the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in preparation. Children at Oaklands Acorns Nursery in St Albans put on their best party clothes and held a royal tea party, decorating the nursery with Union Jack flags. Even the animals at Willows Farm gathered to watch the wedding on TV, and had their pens … [Read more...] about St Albans celebrates Royal Wedding
PUBLISHED: 19:00 18 April 2018 Fraser Whieldon Team Unity from St Albans Girls' School, the overall winners of the Dragon's Apprentice Challenge senior challenge 2018. Picture: Community Central. Archant School pupils have raised £22,000 for charity through a range of innovative business ideas in this year’s Dragon’s Apprentice Challenge. Team Verulam Enterprise, whose discount card raised £3,000 for The OLLIE Foundation. Picture: Community Central. 110 pupils from 13 schools across the St Albans district celebrated their victories at both junior and senior levels, where pupils are tasked with making as much profit as possible from an initial £100 investment, with the help of their designated “dragon” business guru. Team Verulam Enterprises came up with the idea of a discount card on behalf of The OLLIE Foundation, and scooped the best innovation and presentation award while also raising £3,000 for charity, which works to raise … [Read more...] about School business competition winners named
PUBLISHED: 17:03 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 28 March 2018 Fraser Whieldon Roundwood Park School. Picture: Kevin Lines. Archant The county council is fining less than one per cent of families in St Albans district and Radlett for 46,000 unauthorised school absences last year - amounting to 23,000 school days. This is according to a Freedom of Information request submitted to Herts County Council (HCC), asking how many unauthorised absences there were and how many fines were issued to families. In 2016/17, there were 46,974 unauthorised absence sessions (one session equals a half day) from schools in St Albans district and Radlett, an increase of 17 per cent on 2015/16 and a 230 per cent increase since 2012/13, which registered only 14,196 sessions for the whole year. The school with the highest proportion of sessions was Roundwood Park School in Harpenden, which recorded 3,811 sessions. Coming in second-place was Samuel Ryder Academy in St Albans with 3,390. Third-place … [Read more...] about Which school has the most unauthorised absences?