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Samuel Whitbread Academy

About Us

Welcome from the Head

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 GCSE results are amongst the best in the local authority. We offer a well-balanced curriculum with plenty of choice to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives. Most of our students continue on to the Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and highest performing in the area - providing students with a huge range of courses designed to match the expectations of universities and employers. 

Our pastoral care is exceptional and we have dedicated pastoral support teams for each year group. The academy is also broken down into five houses, named after people who have made a distinctive contribution to our community. These provide the framework for the multitude of different competitions, celebrations and charity events that bring our school community together during the year. 

Extracurricular opportunity is a vital part of our ethos and we expect all of our students to get involved in at least one club or activity. There are a huge number of opportunities ranging from highly competitive sports teams to spectacular drama and musical performances. 

We enjoy showing visitors around the school so please take the opportunity to come and see us during the school day, so you can see the school in action and we can answer any questions you may have. 

We look forward to seeing you. 
Nick Martin


Bedfordshire Schools Trust Limited

Samuel Whitbread Academy is part of the Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST)

The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) is the trust that holds the school sites in trust, and operates the BEST Nurseries across the area.

Full details of the work of BEST can be found on their respective websites: 

We are a charity by virtue of the fact that we are an academy trust.