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Westfield Primary Academy received a Good rating across all areas at their recent inspection. The report will be available from Ofsted's website from July.

Long Melford's historic sites were subject to student's scrutiny as part of Access Cambridge Archaeology's High Education Field Academy (HEFA) programme, an initiative designed to involve and engage young people with science. Students from Ormiston Academy, Hedingham School, Thomas Gainsborough School, and Samuel Ward academy got to dig alongside Carenza Lewis of Channel 4's Time Team fame.

We have recently been taking part in a ground breaking new national study researching the impact and importance of relationships in schools.  As part of this  Director of Research for the Relational School Project, Robert Loe, spent a day interviewing some of our pupils.  The findings of this will be shared through a film that will be released in September at a Cambridge College.  Year 11 student Alice Iron said,

At Samuel Ward Academy, Students enjoyed a fine dining event, with chicken and fish appearing on the menu! The event was one of a series of termly dinners as part of an initiative to open up discussion between pupils and management, providing a great forum to discuss school matters over a fancy meal.