Sharnbrook Academy

Bedford, United Kingdom

Location: Bedford, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 19 years

About Sharnbrook Academy

Welcome to Sharnbrook Academy

Inspiring Minds for Inspiring Futures

We are a very successful, newly 11-19 secondary school located in North Bedfordshire and part of the Sharnbrook Academy Federation. We pride ourselves on our high academic standards, good behaviour and excellent teaching and this has been recognised on many occasions by Ofsted. At the same time we are not complacent and we continue to strive to achieve the best for all our students.  

Being a large school we are privileged to have excellent facilities, a wide curriculum and extensive extra-curricular opportunities for students to get involved in. Our vertically structured pastoral system provides a very high level of care that allows all students to feel a sense of belonging to the school.  

We set high academic standards and support pupils in realising their potential. We spark intellectual curiosity and encourage in students a love of learning. Sharnbrook is a school where it is cool to succeed and pupils regularly achieve some of the best exam results in the county.  

There is more to school life than examination grades and we look to develop children ‘in the round’. We want our students to enjoy school, to feel safe and have a sense of belonging and this is reflected in everything we do. Our hope is that our students leave school having fulfilled their academic potential and just as importantly, that they have developed in to responsible young adults, who look forward to taking on the adventure of life’s challenges.  

I hope our website will give you a flavour of what the school is like and of the excellent education that we offer.  

Clare Raku

Academy Principal

About SAF  

Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF) exists to provide an outstanding education for all our students, putting their progress at the heart of everything we do.  Sharnbrook Academy Federation currently (September 2017) has five member academies, the SAF Teaching School Alliance and SAF Pilgrim Partnership Initial Teacher Training. This will continue to evolve as further schools join our Multi Academy Trust. 

Now that Bedford Borough has changed to a two tier education structure, our academies reflect this in their age ranges.  The SAF Board runs the Multi Academy Trust and has four committees: the Finance Committee; the Risk and Audit Committee; the HR and Pay Committee; and the Education and Learning Committee. 

The SAF Board has delegated some matters to these committees and some matters to individuals.  As Executive Principal I have overall responsibility for the management of the academies in the Federation and am the Accounting Officer for the Multi Academy Trust. There is an Academy Principal within each SAF academy.  Each academy has a Local Governing Body (LGB) to ensure clear challenge and support for each individual academy. 

Although some tasks are delegated to the LGBs, accountability always sits with the SAF Board.  SAF has a subsidiary company Pilgrim Academy Trading Ltd.  

We are very proud of the work we do at SAF in the very best interests of the students in our care and thank you for your interest in our academies.

Iain Denning 

Executive Principal

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Address: Odell Road, Sharnbrook, North Bedfordshire, MK44 1JL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 782211