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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 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 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...

  • 20 Oct 2020 - 10:10 PMOct 20 2020 10:18:46 PM

    Update 2/2: Public Health England accept responsibility for the error and are aware of the upset this has caused. As a result all students sent home yesterday (45 Year 10 students) no longer need to self-isolate and should return, providing they are well, to SWA tomorrow 21st Oct

  • 20 Oct 2020 - 10:10 PMOct 20 2020 10:17:21 PM

    Update 1/2: Public Health England have informed SWA there has been a clerical error with the results of the student's Covid test. Fortunately, the child who had previously been identified as Covid19 positive is in fact negative and will to complete their isolation period at home.

  • 20 Oct 2020 - 8:10 PMOct 20 2020 8:03:33 PM

    Real pleasure to interview potential Oxbridge candidates @SamWhitAcademy today Terrific thirst for knowledge, passion for learning + determination to succeed displayed by all #brightfutures

  • 19 Oct 2020 - 2:10 PMOct 19 2020 2:57:05 PM

    Update: All parents have now been contacted and students are at home isolating. Letters to follow later today via your registered email address.

  • 19 Oct 2020 - 2:10 PMOct 19 2020 2:34:34 PM

    We can confirm a positive case of Covid 19. We are contacting the relevant parents / carers and ask that you await official communication from the Academy.

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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