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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.

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best. We are a member of the Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) a learning community of five nurseries and ten schools, providing outstanding all-through 0-19 education. 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

  • 14 May 2021May 14 2021 8:55:53 AM

      The Children's Commissioner for England is wanting to hear from young people across the country, and is running the largest ever survey of children and young people in England. The aim i...

  • 06 May 2021May 6 2021 1:01:13 PM

    Everyone at Samuel Whitbread Academy is deeply saddened at the passing of a Year 11 pupil, which has come as a great shock to us all. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the pupil...

  • 15 Apr 2021Apr 15 2021 9:31:12 AM

    An unfortunate incident within our community, resulting in Shefford Saints Football Club's storage unit & equipment igniting. For more details read The Comet's article.

  • 14 Apr 2021Apr 14 2021 2:31:20 PM

    Following the recent passing of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, the staff and students at Samuel Whitbread Academy would like to pass on our deepest condolences to The Queen and The Royal F...

  • 26 Mar 2021Mar 26 2021 1:09:13 PM

    Please see the pdf file below for the latest BEST newsletter to keep our parents, staff and the community informed on two-tier education conversion in the Shefford and Stotfold cluster.

  • 15 Jun 2021 - 7:06 AMJun 15 2021 7:32:33 AM

    Year 10: We will be having mobile PCR testing units onsite later this week. A letter has been sent via the registered email address on EduLink. If you wish to participate, please complete the consent form.

  • 12 May 2021 - 8:05 PMMay 12 2021 8:52:58 PM

    The Children's Commissioner for England is wanting to hear from young people across the country, and is running the largest ever survey of children and young people in England. The aim is to understand what young people think and what children need to live happier lives, and inform the government to make the necessary changes. The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes and can be completed by clicking the link below. We encourage all our students to complete! https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/thebigask/

  • 06 May 2021 - 1:05 PMMay 6 2021 1:08:44 PM

    Everyone at Samuel Whitbread Academy is deeply saddened at the passing of a Year 11 pupil, which has come as a great shock to us all. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with the pupil's family and we ask for their privacy to be respected at this tragic time. Over the coming days and weeks we will be focusing on providing the necessary support, including bereavement counselling with trained professionals, to all in the school community who have been affected by this devastating loss.

  • 21 Apr 2021 - 1:04 PMApr 21 2021 1:56:39 PM

    Unfortunately, our Internet has been down today and we have not had phone access. If you need to contact the school urgently and cannot get through on the normal channels, please phone 07835471157.

  • 15 Apr 2021 - 3:04 PMApr 15 2021 3:02:50 PM

    Please see the link below for details of the GoFundMe page to raise money for Shefford Saints FC after the awful news that fire destroyed their training and matchday equipment. As long term supporters of SWA, we encourage all who can to help! https://www.thecomet.net/news/crime/shefford-saints-fire-7899344

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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