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  • 18/12/23

    Sixth Form Admission Arrangements Consultation - Samuel Whitbread Academy

    Consultation on the Sixth Form Admission Arrangements for Samuel Whitbread Academy (for September 2025). In accordance with the statutory requirements set out in the School Admissions Code, we are required to undertake a six-week consultation on either a proposed change to our admission arrangeme...
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  • 22/09/23


      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 the departments were asked to nominate students for outstanding academic achievement awards in all cou...
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  • 15/09/23


      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 ceremony was opened by Principal, Mr N Martin and Head Students Madeline and Max. The first set of...
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  • 14/07/23

    Year 9 High Attainers Black History Higher Project Qualification- A Qualified Success!

      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 British History.   Equality is an important value to this school, and this challenge was succ...
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  • 31/03/23

    Year 9 High Attainers Black History – Pearson Pilot Project

    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) to make history more representative of the British population. We were chosen as a pilot school due...
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  • 10/03/23


    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 and explore their voice. Please click on the attachment below to read what our Year 9 students wro...
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  • 13/01/23


    We have 26 Year 9 students who have been working on a Higher Project Qualification, this is an independent project which requires students to choose a title and research for themselves a title of their own design within the topic of Black British History.   On Tuesday this group visited t...
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  • 16/12/22


    This week, 26 of the students who are involved in our Higher Project Qualification group visited Bedfordshire Archives to learn more about the primary sources that are available for them to use in their projects and how to access them. Samuel Whitbread Academy has been chosen by Pearson / Edexcel ex...
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  • 11/11/22

    Year 9 Remembrance Day Poems​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

      Our Year 9 students were tasked with writing a poem for Remembrance Day during their recent Engaging Minds lesson. Our staff had the tough decision to select the top three poems. They were super impressed with the quality, volume and effort from the year group. A huge well done to William...
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  • 07/10/22

    Black History Month - Why October?

    When we think of Black History month in Britain it is still very common for us to celebrate the works of famous Black American Civil Rights activists like Martin Luther King, and Rosa Parks. However, what we now need to focus on is the massive influence that Black people, activists and members of ou...
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  • 07/10/22

    Black History Month at SWA

      This year Black History month is being celebrated through a wide range of tutor time activities. Not only have we had our Equality and Diversity Ambassadors write and produce an assembly, but also developed tutor time activities and a competition to link these together.   Our th...
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  • 23/09/22

    Year 11 Awards Evening 2022

    The Year 11 awards ceremony took place on Wednesday 21th September 2022 where we asked teachers to nominate students for outstanding academic achievement awards in all courses. The Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards were presented by: Miss Priano (Head of Year) Mrs Kirkman (Associate Pr...
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