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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

  • 27 Oct 2020Oct 27 2020 9:56:52 PM

    Dear parents/carers, We received some welcome news from Central Bedfordshire Council yesterday afternoon about support for families in our community that access Free School Meals at school. Please...

  • 19 Oct 2020Oct 19 2020 1:58:36 PM

    The award winning Child & Adolescent Wellbeing Programme has partnered up with CHUMS and is now online! Programmse will run for 12 months with a different topic each month and is also availab...

  • 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 Dec 2020 - 4:12 PMDec 2 2020 4:26:10 PM

    Entries for the annual BEST Christmas Card Competition are coming in thick and fast - don't forget to submit yours!

  • 02 Dec 2020 - 4:12 PMDec 2 2020 4:22:07 PM


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  • 01 Dec 2020 - 3:12 PMDec 1 2020 3:03:37 PM


  • 01 Dec 2020 - 10:12 AMDec 1 2020 10:04:35 AM

    9E working hard in music today composing their own music in our technology suite! #SWA #BEST

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    How to Find Us

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

    01462 629 900