News Update


Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:13

A group of teachers who passed a rigorous training and research programme nine months ahead of schedule have been hailed as “trailblazers”.

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:00

A special time for families, Christmas is also a particularly lovely time in schools.

It’s an opportunity for celebration and performance and gives parents and families a chance to join in school events.

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:00

Plans to extend the October school half term to a fortnight are not at this stage being taken forward by the Samuel Ward Academy Trust following the results of a widespread consultation.

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 00:00

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I am writing to you to inform you that I have opened a consultation with staff and their union representatives on changing the staffing structure at Samuel Ward Academy.

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 07:30

At the start of every year, we always review term dates. As the Trust has eight Haverhill schools under its banner, we thought we might look at trying something different.

The main proposal is to extend the October half-term to a second week to make it a fortnight’s holiday.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 20:59

With Samuel Ward Academy Trust bidding to build two new special schools in Ipswich and Romford, we spoke to Georgina Ellis, headteacher of our Churchill Special Free School, about what is the secret behind their success.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 20:12

Samuel Ward Academy Trust have announced that they are bidding to run a new special free school in Romford.

They are developing plans which will be submitted to the Department for Education and the London Borough of Havering at the end of November.

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 00:00

A new building on the site of a Newmarket primary school has the “wow factor”.

That is the opinion of Lisa Tweed, headteacher at Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy, following the formal opening of the school’s new classroom block.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:27

Samuel Ward Academy Trust have announced that they are bidding to run a new special free school in Ipswich.

They are developing plans which will be submitted to the Department for Education and Suffolk County Council at the end of November.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 00:00

The headteacher of Thomas Gainsborough School has spoken of his pride after Ofsted inspectors paid a glowing tribute to the “exemplary” behaviour of pupils.