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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

  • 11 Sep 2020Sep 11 2020 8:39:21 AM

    The CHUMS Family Wellbeing Team are offering virtual workshops which will provide strategies to overcome a variety of sleep difficulties for your child. There will be two workshops: Teena...

  • 20 Aug 2020Aug 20 2020 2:58:34 PM

    Year 11 students at Samuel Whitbread Academy in Clifton are today celebrating receiving some excellent and well-deserved GCSE results after weeks of uncertainty around their future.

  • 13 Aug 2020Aug 13 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Sixth Formers from Samuel Whitbread Academy are today celebrating their Key Stage 5 results, having faced months of being away from school and their friends during a period that they never could have...

  • 02 Jun 2020Jun 2 2020 12:22:40 PM

      Central Bedfordshire Council’s consultation on reorganising schools in the Shefford and Stotfold cluster area started Tuesday 2nd June. The consultation will run for 4 weeks, clos...

  • 06 Apr 2020Apr 6 2020 12:00:00 AM

    Samuel Whitbread Academy appeared on evening news programmes including BBC, ITV and Sky in response to our offer to donate our science goggles to local hospitals.

  • 14 Sep 2020 - 4:09 PMSep 14 2020 4:34:12 PM

    Due to the hot weather, SWA students are allowed to attend school tomorrow (Tues 15th Sept) in their SWA PE kit should they wish. If not, normal uniform applies.

  • 13 Sep 2020 - 8:09 PMSep 13 2020 8:29:28 PM

    .@SamWhitAcademy, situated in #Shefford, are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join a large, welcoming team. Fixed Term | Part-Time Closing: Midnight, Sunday 20th Sep, 2020 Apply online https://t.co/VFBo1gk56V @BedsSchTrust

  • 10 Sep 2020 - 6:09 AMSep 10 2020 6:22:47 AM

    We are really proud of our students, from the new Year 9 joiners to our caring and considerate Year 13 Geographers this week. They've returned to school eager to learn, full of enthusiasm and thankful for each other. They have coped in the best way possible. Well done! #swa

  • 09 Sep 2020 - 8:09 PMSep 9 2020 8:19:39 PM

    .@SamWhitAcademy, situated in #Shefford, are looking to appoint a reliable and organised Reprographics & Communications Coordinator. Permanent | Part-Time Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 27th Sep, 2020 Apply online https://t.co/vqrLtwEe3C @BedsSchTrust

  • 07 Sep 2020 - 3:09 PMSep 7 2020 3:30:00 PM

    We hope our Year 9 students had a great first day today. It has been a busy day with lots of transition activities. A reminder: Year 9 school photographs will be taken tomorrow (Tues 8th Sep) and so we expect students to arrive to school looking smart in their full uniform.

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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