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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Samuel Whitbread Academy
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Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Overall effectiveness at previous inspection Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good
Outcomes for pupils Good
16 to 19 study programmes Good
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Samuel Whitbread Academy is a Secondary, Co-Ed school located in Bedfordshire, East of England.

It has 1674 students from age 13-18 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 17 : 1.

This school rated Good by recent Ofsted inspection.

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DETERMINATION putting out an effort despite challenges. being adaptable and flexible when something doesn't work. attempting new things, even if they seem difficult. INTEGRITY being sincere with others and being loyal to oneself. being trustworthy, fair with others, and having faith in others.
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Phase of Education Secondary Secondary Secondary
Type Academies Academies Academies
Snobe grade
B-
B-
C+
Ofset report Good Good Requires Improvement
Age range 13-18 9-16 13-18
Gender Co-Ed Co-Ed Co-Ed
Student teacher ratio 17.2 15.6 17.1
Proficient Math - - -
Proficient Read - - -
Grade 5 or above GCSE - - -
Grade 5 or above A Level - - -
Day Fees - - -
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Secondary Exam Result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.1 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 51.4 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 55% 27.43% 32.7%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 79% 43.24% 45.19%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 12% 24.52% 24.79%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 8% 8.43% 12.93%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 10% 12.62% 17.08%
EBacc average points score 4.29 2.57 2.96

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 95% 93.56% 90.4%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 395 167 140
Pupils staying in education 91% 90.25% 86.28%
Further education college or other further education provider 42% 33.31% 34.05%
School sixth forms 47% 34.31% 30.7%
Sixth form colleges 2% 2.44% 10.42%
Other education destinations 1% 20% 11.13%
Pupils in apprenticeships 1% 1.5% 1.99%
Pupils staying in employment 3% 1.88% 2.15%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.24 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 48.2 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 48% 6 32.78% 29.2%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 74% 4 48.94% 43.32%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 10% 28.94% 25.72%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 5% 2 9.39% 11.41%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 7% 2 14.72% 16.42%
EBacc average points score 3.96 3 2.88

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 96% 93.43% 90.21%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 424 167 135
Pupils staying in education 85% 86.43% 84.05%
Further education college or other further education provider 30% 30.86% 33.37%
School sixth forms 54% 34% 31.09%
Sixth form colleges 0% 2.14% 8.47%
Other education destinations 1% 19.57% 11.15%
Pupils in apprenticeships 7% 3.64% 3.4%
Pupils staying in employment 5% 3.36% 2.77%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.21 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 47.2 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 42% 3 27.39% 29.12%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 70% 2 44.17% 42.54%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 11% 29% 24.65%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 3% 2 9.11% 11.25%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 5% 13.61% 15.92%
EBacc average points score 3.82 2.72 2.84

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 95% 85.69% 84.85%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 387 176 140
Pupils staying in education 84% 73.08% 73.87%
Further education college or other further education provider 37% 25.92% 28.39%
School sixth forms 46% 36.15% 31.43%
Sixth form colleges - 0.38% 9.1%
Other education destinations - 11.77% 5.91%
Pupils in apprenticeships 8% 3.31% 2.97%
Pupils staying in employment 3% 1.62% 2.07%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.17 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 47.6 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 45% 27.89% 29.45%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 72% 42.56% 43.01%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 8% 24% 25.18%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 5% 9.67% 14.63%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 5% 10.78% 16.18%
EBacc average points score - - -

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 94% 84.85% 85.17%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 405 186 144
Pupils staying in education 88% 77.69% 58.13%
Further education college or other further education provider 37% 26% 30.58%
School sixth forms 51% 36% 32.04%
Sixth form colleges - 0.23% 8.99%
Other education destinations - 13.85% 5.68%
Pupils in apprenticeships 12% 4.77% 4.78%
Pupils staying in employment 5% 2.85% 2.46%
A level exam result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 37.08 31.45 33.36
Average grade B- - -
Average points (Best 3) 38.53 32.37 32.42
Average Grade (Best 3) B - -
AAB or higher 11.9% 11.32% 17.63%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 211 111 249
Students staying in education 51% 53.1% 60.59%
Students entering apprenticeships 9% 7.4% 4.98%
Students entering employment 32% 26.7% 17.76%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 7% 8.4% 10.71%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 30.83 2 29.09 29.34
Average grade C - -
Average points (Best 3) 31.91 3 26.96 28.6
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 11.5% 8.47% 12.99%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 188 130 232
Students staying in education 48% 52.56% 57.24%
Students entering apprenticeships 18% 11.89% 7.77%
Students entering employment 26% 27.78% 21.01%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 8% 5.44% 8.81%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 32.27 3 27.73 28.97
Average grade C+ - -
Average points (Best 3) 34.37 1 29.24 28.76
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 12.3% 10.09% 13.27%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 3 3
Students staying in education 35 22.89% 31.74%
Students entering apprenticeships 8% 4.78% 5.54%
Students entering employment 20% 17.78% 15.82%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 3% 3.44% 4.22%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 29.92 22.38 26.71
Average grade C - -
Average points (Best 3) 33.76 25.62 27.73
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 10.1% 8.09% 12.58%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 2 3
Students staying in education 45 24.78% 36.46%
Students entering apprenticeships 10% 8.89% 6.36%
Students entering employment 25% 21.56% 20.07%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study - 3% 4.24%
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Holidays 2023/24

Holidays Date
Autumn Half Term Holidays 23rd Oct 2023 - 27th Oct 2023
Winter Holidays 21st Dec 2023 - 2nd Jan 2024
Spring Half Term Holidays 19th Feb 2024 - 23rd Feb 2024
Spring Holidays 29th Mar 2024 - 12th Apr 2024
Summer Half Term Holidays 27th May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Summer Holidays 22nd Jul 2024 - 30th Aug 2024

Terms Dates 2023/24

Terms Dates
Autumn Term 1st Sep 2023 - 22nd Oct 2023
Autumn Term-2 28th Oct 2023 - 20th Dec 2023
Spring Term 3rd Jan 2024 - 18th Feb 2024
Spring Term-2 24th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 13th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 21st Jul 2024
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17 : 1
Student teacher ratio at Samuel Whitbread Academy
Local authority ratio 19 : 1

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