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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.

Our BEST Education Services and School Improvement Team is at the heart of improving the educational experience for learners and offers extensive CPD opportunities to staff, with support provided to nearly 150 schools across the area. The SI Team has many packages of Teaching and Learning Reviews, Pupil Premium Reviews and vast tailored support packages that can be commissioned across the region.


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.