News Update


Thu, 03/29/2018 - 12:47

Samuel Ward Academy Trust is pleased to announce that we have been successful in our bid to open two new special free schools in Romford and Ipswich.

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:28

One of the great things about school is that we all remember our great teachers – both as adults with our memories of our own school days, or as parents listening to how children describe their teachers.

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:10

Plans to support literacy among young pupils in four primary schools have been backed by a £200,000 grant from the Department for Education.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:53

I was delighted that 2018 started with all our secondary and primary schools coming together at Sybil Andrews Academy and Newmarket Academy prior to students returning for the new term.

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.