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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST)

Samuel Whitbread Academy is part of the Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST), a multi-academy trust providing exceptional education across a community of 10 schools and five nurseries.

BEST offers an extensive range of dedicated shared services in place to support its schools and nurseries. Centralised services include: Finance, Human Resources, Estates Management, Communications and School Improvement.

The trust also has the vibrant BEST Teaching School, which delivers a comprehensive school improvement package to nearly 150 schools across the area, and the Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership, which provides school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) courses for both Primary and Secondary phases.


The following Annual reports and accounts can be found here.

  • Annual report
  • Annual audited accounts for last 2 years (publish by 31st Jan)
  • Memorandum of association
  • Names of charity trustees and members
  • Funding agreement

The Trust Report & Financial Statement can be found here.


Bedfordshire Schools Trust Limited

BEST House, Shefford Road, Clifton, Bedfordshire,

SG17 5QS

Telephone: 01462 811519
Companies House Registration Number: 07546141
VAT Registration Number: 120 7845 28

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