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Samuel Whitbread Academy

The Connolly Foundation Student Awards

The Connolly Foundation runs an award scheme available to students in the Sixth Form at Samuel Whitbread Academy. It is an award for academic excellence for students going on to university who attend the Foundation’s thirteen partner schools. The award is available to students studying a range of academic subjects mainly drawn from the core subjects looked for by the Russell Group of universities. The Academic Excellence Award provides a sum of up to £1000 per student depending on grades achieved. Successful students are invited to re-apply each year during their time at university on successfully completing each academic year. Please see here for more information on the award scheme:


The below table gives a summary of the number of students who have been successful in their applications since SWA’s Sixth Form joined the award scheme:


Total number
of applications
from SWA


2020 Number
of students receiving an award
19 9 3 1 None
2021 Number
of students receiving an award
32 23 6 0 2