Welcome to Samuel Ward Academy.

Samuel Ward Academy is a large comprehensive secondary school located on the east side of Haverhill. We serve the communities of Haverhill and the surrounding villages.

Our ethos is rooted in our commitment to inclusivity. We are committed to valuing every individual, to developing their honesty and integrity, to feeding their creativity, and to fostering their resilience and independence. We want our students to be confident, kind and caring. Above all, we want our students to be successful learners.

Our investment in our staff’s professional development and well-being ensures that they are highly skilled, committed and determined to achieve the best outcomes they can for their classes. Our pastoral and care systems are excellent, ensuring that we can respond quickly and flexible to each student’s needs.

Our expectations of students are high, but so are our expectations of ourselves. As a whole school, we are smart, polite and considerate. Through our day to day interactions, our structured personal development programme and the many opportunities for participation provided through the house system and our student democracy structures, we encourage our students to live by our school values:

  • We learn from the past to develop wisdom, resilience and justice 

  • We live in the present with responsibility, compassion and respect 

  • We look to the future with hope, integrity and courage

And we believe that the best way to predict the future is to create it.

Please look around our website to get a flavour of life at Samuel Ward.  This is a wonderful school that makes me proud every day. If you are interested in your child joining us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and arrange a time to come and visit.

Andy Hunter


If you would like a paper copy of any of the information found on our website please contact Mrs. K Franks on 01440 760333 or email kfranks@samuelward.co.uk

Our latest prospectus can be downloaded here.