Samuel Whitbread Academy is a highly successful and extremely popular upper school (Years 9-13) with 1700 students, which includes 470 in the Sixth Form and is the largest school in Central Bedfordshire.
We offer an exceptional academic and extra-curricular 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. We have a clear set of values, mission statement and vision, which is to 'be the best that we can be'.
Our annual Year 11 Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday 20th September, an evening to celebrate the Year 11 class of 2023 for their academic and social achievements. Teachers across th...
The annual Year 13 awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 13th September 2023. The evening celebrated the outstanding academic and social achievement of the Year 13 class of 2023. The ce...
The exam board, Pearson, asked SWA to be a pilot school to show how the HPQ qualification (worth half a GCSE), to promote equality and diversity, particularly through the study of Black Brit...
Year 9 High Attainers have been challenged this year to complete an independent project on Black British History. This has been part of a pilot scheme from Pearson’s (Edexcel exam board...
This week, a group of talented Year 9 students participated in Samuel Whitbread Academy's first ever spoken word poetry slam and they were fantastic! It was a great opportunity to be creative a...
Spread the ❤️ this holiday season! Join us in our reverse advent calendar for our local food bank. Donate items each week leading up to Christmas. Your small gesture could make a big difference to those in our community. #GivingBack #FoodBank #Community https://t.co/hzNb5DHtMz
We're seeking a passionate and committed rugby coach who can support with our continued growth and recent successes. We welcome applications from both qualified teachers and rugby specialists. The vacancy has a flexible start date for the right candidate. https://t.co/0vx42oFpLa https://t.co/D9uYL8wSeE
We wish our Year 11 and Year 13 students all the very best of luck ahead of their mock examinations and IPEs! https://t.co/h6qVjCmK13
At last night's Open Evening & Careers Fair, we welcomed over 900 visitors - our most successful event to date! Big thanks to our staff and students for showcasing our school and the businesses for generously sharing their career advice with our young community. https://t.co/erxinNO2gM
We are ready! It's our Sixth Form Open Evening from 3:30pm for Year 11s, and our Careers Fair from 4:30pm for all year groups. Come join us and get ready to find the perfect path for your future. We can't wait to see you! #SixthFormOpenEvening #CareersFair https://t.co/GBoOvXBYi3
Year 9 Application Deadline Sunday 31st of October The deadline to apply to Samuel Whitbread Academy is fast approaching, to apply for a place in Year 9 September 2022 please click on the link below... https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/5/school_admissions/495/apply_for_a_school_place_in_central_bedfordshire
Northampton Saints Rugby Camp This October half term Northampton Saints will be running a rugby camp hosted at Samuel Whitbread Academy from the 26th-28th of October. A fantastic opportunity for aspiring rugby players to experience professional training and develop their skills. For more information about the camp or to book, visit their website or send a message via email. Both linked below. Website: https://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/camps Email: Community@northamptonsaints.co.uk
Year 8 Taster Sessions SWA are proud to offer any Y8 student who is applying to us a range of fantastic curriculum taster sessions. We look forward to meeting you after the October half-term. For more information and to book a place, please visit https://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/page/?title=Year+8+Taster+Sessions&pid=216
We currently have support staff roles: please click the links for more info and to apply. Learning Support Assistant (fixed-term) https://www.mynewterm.com/school/Samuel-Whitbread-Academy/137948/EDV-2021-SWA-35856/Learning-Support-Assistant-(Fixed-Term) Casual Exam Invigilators (part-time) https://www.mynewterm.com/school/Samuel-Whitbread-Academy/137948/EDV-2021-SWA-06698/Casual-Exam-Invigilators
UPDATE: Water is now running again and the site team are doing all necessary checks to make sure the site is up and running safely. School will be open as usual from tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Thank you to parents and students for your cooperation today.
Samuel Whitbread Academy
Shefford Road, Clifton, Shefford
Bedfordshire SG17 5QS
01462 629 900