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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

  • 20 Dec 2019Dec 20 2019 12:00:00 AM

    Yesterday Sixth Form students took part in the food festival to raise money for one of our sister schools, The Methodist Junior High School in Kwahu-Tafo, Ghana. If you would like further information...

  • 04 Dec 2019Dec 4 2019 2:04:18 PM

    Please find below details of BEST proposed admission arrangements for September 2021 together with a cover letter highlighting the changes.  As per the School Admissions Code, BEST will u...

  • 02 Dec 2019Dec 2 2019 12:18:08 PM

    It’s nearly here! This year's BEST pantomime is Aladdin! Tuesday 10th December - Friday 13th December in the Samuel Whitbread Main hall. Click below to buy tickets.   Tickets...

  • 02 Dec 2019Dec 2 2019 10:04:53 AM

    Samuel Whitbread Academy Music department's Christmas Concert is always a wonderful show, perfect for the festive season. Tickets are on sale for the Christmas Concert Friday 6th December...

  • 05 Nov 2019Nov 5 2019 3:43:29 PM

    Central Bedfordshire Council is currently consulting on changes to our education system which will impact Samuel Whitbread Academy and other schools and learners in this area.  To find...

  • 19 Feb 2020 - 8:02 AMFeb 19 2020 8:05:28 AM

    RT @forest_centre: Students and staff from @SamWhitAcademy in Shefford have planted 200 trees at our Wilstead Site as part of their amazin...

  • 18 Feb 2020 - 5:02 PMFeb 18 2020 5:34:21 PM

    Are you in Year 11 and interested in a career in medicine? Don't forget to apply to our Y11 Medical Summer School. Applications close 4 March 2020.

  • 14 Feb 2020 - 4:02 PMFeb 14 2020 4:08:05 PM

    @eco_swa rounded off the half term by planting 200 trees at Marston Forest Centre. Fantastic effort! #SWAfightingback

  • 14 Feb 2020 - 2:02 PMFeb 14 2020 2:50:10 PM

    RT @BedsSchTrust: Staff announcement Thank you for everything you have given this last half-term. BEST continues to go from strength to...

  • 14 Feb 2020 - 8:02 AMFeb 14 2020 8:21:16 AM

    Wow! What an amazing day of netball! Well played everyone.

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    How to Find Us

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

    01462 629 900