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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Samuel Whitbread Academy

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Samuel Whitbread Academy is a popular and highly successful upper school (Years 9-13) of 1650 students which includes 450 in the Sixth Form and is the largest school in Central Bedfordshire Local Authority.

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best. In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features and over the next three years we have set ourselves the target of being Outstanding! 

Latest News

  • 13 Sep 2019Sep 13 2019 1:05:47 PM

    Henlow C of E Academy & Out of Catchment Area – Tuesday 24th September 2019 Robert Bloomfield Academy & Out of Catchment Area – Tuesday 1st October 2019 When yo...

  • 11 Sep 2019Sep 11 2019 12:00:00 AM

    On the 11th September we celebrated the achievements of outgoing Year 13s at our wonderful Awards Evening. The evening was  an incredibly fulfilling event as we looked back at the achie...

  • 10 Sep 2019Sep 10 2019 12:00:00 AM

    BEST become the first ever Trust to be awarded with the Governor Mark Award. Well done to all involved including the Directors, Governors, Clerks and Principals who have worked hard behind t...

  • 06 Sep 2019Sep 6 2019 12:46:49 PM

    Please watch the video below celebrating Samuel Whitbread Academy being awarded RFU Rugby School of the Year. Congratulations to all involved in this success from the players, coaches, parents an...

  • 30 Aug 2019Aug 30 2019 12:00:00 AM

    Samuel Whitbread wins National Rugby School of the Year

  • 21 Sep 2019 - 6:09 AMSep 21 2019 6:49:39 AM

    RT @robertbms: If you are free on Oct 5th please come and join us and the PSA raise some money for the pupils of RBA https://t.co/hxtAeMfKL5

  • 20 Sep 2019 - 5:09 AMSep 20 2019 5:36:08 AM

    RT @SWADANCE: Great turnout at the Dance company audition today. Thank you all for your hard work. Names on the board on Monday morning ...

  • 19 Sep 2019 - 1:09 PMSep 19 2019 1:22:53 PM

    RT @SamWhitPE: A few of today's scores vs BMS. Thanks to the helpers behind the camera! #TeamSWA https://t.co/OII0oNmS0b

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 8:09 PMSep 18 2019 8:55:08 PM

    Honoured to win this award, thank you for everything you have done for me! Good luck for the season⚽ @SamWhitPE @SamWhitAcademy https://t.co/17W78hB3xj

  • 18 Sep 2019 - 8:09 PMSep 18 2019 8:53:54 PM

    RT @SWA_Governors: What a fantastic evening at the year 11 awards evening https://t.co/apYVcSuUi9

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    How to Find Us

    Samuel Whitbread Academy
    Shefford Road, Clifton, Shefford
    Bedfordshire SG17 5QS

    01462 629 900

    swa-info@bestacademies.org.uk