The Academy’s current COVID precautions remain in place: we are strongly advising face coverings in all communal areas and when travelling in and between our buildings and, students should be LFD testing twice weekly. In addition, students must wear their face covering when travelling on school transport.Find Out More
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!
We are so proud of the SWA debate team for their incredible performance in the final round of the International Debate that was held on Thursday 25th November. Their performance was flawless, and we...
On Thursday 25th November the History department was delighted to welcome Bill Smith from GreatWarWorkshops. Bill delivered a two-hour workshop on Medicine in the British sector of the Weste...
On Wednesday 17th November was the first in a series of events for the international debate that SWA are organising with the FJSS. We heard seven schools clearly detail how Covid and th...
On the 16th November, the school held a Careers Convention where students learned about what opportunities await them after education. This year we had exhibitors from Easy Jet, Nova apprent...
For the 100th anniversary of the poppy appeal, we held a service to pay respect to those who have served and are serving. Leading up to the service, year nine students were asked to write a...
Dim sum body say SWA Young Chefs Club? Ok technically we were making Gyozas but I couldn't find a pun for that. Amazing skills shown by Alex, Paige, Jess, Sonny, Emily, Ethan, Issy, Nicole, Will and Theo.#FoodTech #food #delicious https://t.co/M7BzUKXjrv
DEADLINE EXTENDED! We're giving pupils across the #BESTfamily a bit of extra time to get their festive designs sorted for the BEST Christmas Card Competition. Entries now need to be submitted by 9am on Monday 13 December. Amazon vouchers on offer for the winners! https://t.co/DPuEOrXyhu
9C boys warming up before their dance class today #theylovedance #superstars https://t.co/TUiw2vtAGN
Excellent Y10 interpretations of the Demographic Transition Model today! #learningtodayatswa https://t.co/nTJaKqhbUd
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