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  • 26/03/21

    Best Two-Tier Update

    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.
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  • 19/03/21

    New campaign aims to shine a light on exploitation in Bedfordshire

    Central Beds Council have launched the Bedfordshire Against Violence and Exploitation (BAVEX) campaign, bringing together different agencies across the county to speak out with one voice against exploitation and organised crime. To mark the launch, a video outlining six examples of exploitation b...
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  • 17/03/21

    Free Calisthenics Fitness Session

    Free fitness session by Shefford Youth Hub. For more details or to register, please contact Esme on details in flyer.
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  • 10/03/21

    Online Event and New Reporting App

      Please see an upcoming event and a new app for reporting online content. Understanding a Child’s Digital World – Event, Tuesday 16th March 2021, 18:00 hrs Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands are hosting a free online event to encourage parents and prof...
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  • 08/03/21

    SWA featured on ITV Anglia News

    SWA featured on ITV Anglia News again today as students returned back to school, showing the testing process and outlining the importance of a safe school environment during the pandemic. Click the link below to watch the short clip. https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2021-03-08/excitement-and-nerve...
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  • 23/02/21

    Paddington star Ben Whishaw and his Bedfordshire roots​​​​​​​

      A third Paddington film is on its way, with former student Ben Whishaw expected to voice the marmalade-loving bear. For more details read Bedfordshire Live's article.
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  • 12/02/21

    A huge thank you to all students at SWA!

    A thank you message to all SWA students from Mrs Linehan, Vice Principal.      
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  • 11/02/21

    Thank You!

    The Railway Steamer Pub manager Anne has kindly delivered fresh bacon rolls and sausage rolls for SWA staff today! Thank you Anne, what a nice gesture and a great way for us to start our day.
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  • 08/02/21

    SWA's most influential Sportsperson

    We are proposing to have a giant picture of SWA’s most influential Sportsperson in the stairwell leading to PE. The PE department has nominated 9 Sportsperson's for students to choose from. Please vote below for your favourite in round one - round two on Tuesday, round three on Wednesday w...
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  • 03/02/21

    SWA’s most influential Programmer, Actor or Entrepreneur

    To celebrate our school value of Determination & Team Work we are proposing to have a giant picture of SWA’s most influential Programmer, Actor or Entrepreneur in the stairwell leading to IT, Business & Media. The IT, Business & Media departments have nominated 6 Programmer's...
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  • 03/02/21

    Sir Captain Tom Moore

    Staff and students at SWA were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Sir Captain Tom Moore this week and we send our heartfelt condolences to his family. During the first lockdown Sir Tom was a true inspiration to the country and pupils at SWA and the other schools in BEST, who made over 100 birthd...
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