Samuel Ryder Academy

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Samuel Ryder Academy
Drakes Drive

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Coordinates51°44′20″N 0°18′40″W / 51.73882°N 0.31104°W / 51.73882; -0.31104Coordinates: 51°44′20″N 0°18′40″W / 51.73882°N 0.31104°W / 51.73882; -0.31104
Department for Education URN138582 Tables
Age4 to 19

Samuel Ryder Academy (formerly Francis Bacon School) is a mixed all-through school located in St Albans in South Hertfordshire, England.

It is an all-through school with primary and secondary departments for children aged 4 to 19. This includes a sixth form provision which offers students A Levels and BTECs as courses for study.

It is named after Samuel Ryder, the English businessman, entrepreneur, golf enthusiast, and golf promoter who spent many years living and working in St Albans. The school was previously named after Sir Francis Bacon, the Elizabethan polymath (philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author) who lived at Old Gorhambury House.

The school's sixth form is part of the Alban Learning Partners, a consortium that includes four other schools in st albans.

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