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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

  • 19 Jan 2021Jan 19 2021 12:18:31 PM

    On Thursday 14th January over 100 people from as far afield as Ghana, West Lothian and Shefford came together as part of a drive towards Equality and Diversity from Samuel Whitbread Academy. With t...

  • 15 Jan 2021Jan 15 2021 11:36:11 AM

    We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Miles Lewis, aged 54, who passed away on Saturday 9 th January 2021. Miles leaves his wife Yo, children Freya and Harry, step children Kayte and N...

  • 08 Jan 2021Jan 8 2021 11:28:32 AM

    Tuesdays throughout January and February. 7 - 7:45pm for school years 9 & 10.

  • 27 Nov 2020Nov 27 2020 2:21:04 PM

    Read our latest SWA ECONEWS produced by our students.

  • 24 Nov 2020Nov 24 2020 12:21:08 PM

      The CHUMS Family Wellbeing Team are offering two virtual workshops for parents and carers to get advice and strategies to support children and young people with their emotional wellbein...

  • 19 Jan 2021 - 11:01 AMJan 19 2021 11:34:19 AM

    To celebrate our school value of ingenuity a giant picture of SWA's most influential scientist will be go in the science block. The science dept have nominated 8 scientists for you to choose from. Please vote in the link for round one, round two tomorrow!

  • 19 Jan 2021 - 11:01 AMJan 19 2021 11:28:52 AM


  • 17 Jan 2021 - 10:01 PMJan 17 2021 10:14:54 PM

    On the lookout for a new job? Head to our profile page on the @mynewterm platform - we currently have teaching and support vacancies @SamWhitAcademy @robertbms @PixBrookA and at our BEST Nursery in Shefford. Check them out and apply here: #BESTfamily

  • 16 Jan 2021 - 2:01 PMJan 16 2021 2:18:49 PM

    Please see the image below for our incredibly sad news. The JustGiving link mentioned can be found here: R.I.P. Miley

  • 14 Jan 2021 - 8:01 AMJan 14 2021 8:21:00 AM

    Samuel Whitbread Academy are recruiting for a Finance Assistant. Closing date for applications is Midnight, Sun 24th Jan, 2021. For full details and to apply online click the link below:

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    How to Find Us

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

    01462 629 900