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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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:

  • 13 Jan 2021 - 7:01 PMJan 13 2021 7:39:56 PM

    Thank you @SamWhitAcademy Access to this event will be open from 3pm to avoid any unforseen technical issues. Looking forward to the event and another highly anticipated delivery from @SirGeoffPalmer

  • 13 Jan 2021 - 3:01 PMJan 13 2021 3:53:24 PM

    We are incredibly excited to be hearing from @SirGeoffPalmer @FjssGroup in a talk tomorrow about the slave trade and how Samuel Whitbread II played his part in ending it. The talk plus Q&A will take place online at 3.15pm. Contact for joining info

  • 07 Jan 2021 - 8:01 PMJan 7 2021 8:33:10 PM

    A reminder to all current Year 11 students: The deadline for SWA Sixth Form applications is 25th January. The link contains our application form, Sixth Form handbook & subject prospectus. Our website also includes lots more info about SWA's Sixth Form

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    How to Find Us

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

    01462 629 900