Welcome to Stewards





As Headteacher of Stewards Academy, I would like to introduce you to what I believe is an exceptional school with an excellent reputation achieving education of the highest quality.


Our motto: Excellence with Integrity; Success with Soul’ defines our commitment to both the very highest of academic standards while also providing a wealth of opportunities to grow and learn. We aim to ensure that pupils have the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes to be highly successful, but also to contribute positively to society as well-rounded and respectful citizens.


Our Vision Statement says:

‘We measure success by the way we touch people’s lives; nurturing, challenging and creating opportunities to grow and learn, leading to safe, fulfilling and purposeful lives.’

Pupil achievement is at the heart of all we do. We offer excellent teaching and our strong links with the Prince’s Teaching Institute show our commitment to inspiring a passion for knowledge and deep learning for its own sake. We prepare our pupils not only for examination success, but we also ensure they are truly ready for the next step in their educational journey and will continue to be successful beyond the school gates. Our broad and balanced curriculum and an impressive range of extra-curricular activities are provided within an exceptionally supportive environment.


We were extremely proud of the positive endorsement we received in our recent Ofsted Visit:


“Pupils are encouraged to have high aspirations and are given guidance and support to make this an achievable reality.”


“Pupils are actively encouraged to tackle new challenges underpinned by the impressive range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities and trips.”                                   OFSTED 2017


Stewards is a leading Science Specialist Academy. We have achieved national awards in Sports and the Arts. We have also received the International Schools Award, Healthy Schools Status and the Cultural Diversity Quality Standard. The website gives more information about the work of the school of which we are justly proud.


Helen Ginger BSc



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Latest News

  • Exam Results


    At Stewards Academy the commitment and hard work of both the pupils and staff has yet again paid off with a very pleasing set of GCSE Exam results.

    Despite the challenge of the new GCSEs in English and maths, the core subjects continue to go from strength to strength and see further improvements this year, with maths achieving 72% and English 71% Grades 4-9 (equivalent to A*-C).

    A number of subjects were delighted to achieve their best results including media 92%, sociology 85%, and photography 83% (A*-C).

    The top five students achieved an amazing 51 top grades between them (A/A* or 7-9). Hannah Furness, one of our top performers, achieved 10 top grades and is planning to study Further Maths, maths, drama and psychology at 6th Form. Hannah said: “I am proud of myself for managing the exam process and seeing that my hard work has paid off. I am really happy with my results and I am looking forward to taking the next steps in my education.”

    Headteacher Designate Helen Ginger said: “I am delighted to see the hard work of staff and pupils rewarded with very pleasing results”.

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  • The Three Peaks Challenge


    Eight teachers from Stewards Academy headed off to complete ‘The Three Peaks Challenge’ last month: This involved climbing the highest mountains in England, Wales and Scotland in a weekend!

    The long drive, the changing weather and injury did not prevent the group completing this momentous feat. One staff member said “It was an extraordinary weekend and we have had a wonderful experience… the views around us were breath-taking.”

    The staff involved raised money for the charity MIND; in memory of two colleagues who recently passed away. Donations so far have reached over £1200, an absolutely fantastic amount for a worthy cause.

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  • Higher National Diploma Performance


    GCSE Drama students at Stewards Academy were treated to a performance ‘Behind Closed Doors’ by a previous Stewards student, Chris Richards, and his fellow peers from Hertford Regional College for a performance ‘Behind Closed Doors’.

    As part of their Higher National Diploma (HND) course the group devised their own piece of theatre-in-education work around the issue of domestic abuse and the impact this can have. The students have created a powerful piece of work that showcased all of their performance skills. The group decided to perform in-the-round and use forum theatre, allowing the audience to make decisions for the characters at different stages of the story.

    One audience member said: “I really enjoyed the performance and found the way they portrayed the topic to be very powerful.”

    Another said: “I thought the performance was very informative. It helped everyone to see an issue that is often forgotten about. It was also helpful to learn more about the college and HND course.”

    Di Johnson, Head of Performing Arts, said: “This was a great opportunity for the students to learn more about the opportunities at HRC and see high-quality devised work. It was a pleasure to see the journey Chris has been on since leaving Stewards and how his performances have gone from strength-to-strength.”

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