News Update


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.

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:35

A primary school is celebrating after going from special measures to ‘Good’ in the eyes of Ofsted inspectors in just three years.

Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill was judged to be ‘Good’ in all gradings following the recent inspection.

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 06:18

The start of a new school year is often about bedding new students in or slowly starting to gear up to coursework and examinations. 

At Samuel Ward Academy Trust, we were presented with three Ofsted inspections in our schools within the first 11 days of the new term.

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:00

A Haverhill primary school has outlined a rapid action plan – based around strong and positive leadership - after a recent Ofsted inspection deemed it ‘requires improvement’.

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 07:54

An experienced educationalist has described becoming the new headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy as a “real privilege”.