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

  • Visit by Silas Zephania

    Stewards Academy was treated to another visit from the inspirational Javed Moore recently. As well as speaking to year 10 and year 11 students he introduced another visitor to our year 10 and year 11 students, Silas Zephania of Class of Poets.

    Silas, a Hip Hop artist, was an inspiration to the students giving them a speech on ambition, academic attainment and the future; with a focus on aim high and do not give up on your dreams. He also got students involved in poetry writing and sharing their words with their peers. It was a very energetic and engaging session and the students and staff thoroughly appreciated the experience.

    Silas Zephaniah’s thoughts on the day:

    I am on a high, thinking and dreaming about the events of today.

    The memories are huge.

    The rap, poetry, speaking, engagement, reciprocal learning, laughter, fun, the power and more.

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  • Remembrance Event

    Stewards Academy held a very special whole school Remembrance Ceremony on Fri 10th November. Guests of honour were Normandy veterans 96 year old Harry and 92 year old Richard who both have a longstanding relationship with Stewards. In 2014, as a result of a personal friendship between Mrs Ellis and members of the Hoddesdon branch of the Normandy War Veterans Association, Stewards was honoured to be invited to accompany the veterans to France, to commemorate the D-Day landings in 1944. 

    On that historic 70 year anniversary, Mrs Erwood, Mrs Ellis and Mrs Archer accompanied four year nine pupils, Becky Dodd, Izzy Dorkin, Charlie Dowers and Stanley Saunders, on a never to be forgotten trip of a lifetime. Bonds were forged and memories were made which are simply unforgettable. 

    In the past year we have sadly lost several of those wonderful men, whose bravery and positivity were simply humbling. Therefore we were determined to mark Remembrance 2017 in typical Stewards style. An invitation was made to all pupils to invite along any family members who wanted to come. Many responded! Pupils who belong to organisations such as guides, scouts, air, sea and army cadets, or the fire service, were allowed to wear their uniforms to school. They formed a guard of honour for visitors from the local community. 

    During the ceremony Head Girl Courtney Blackburn read ‘In Flanders Fields.’ Head Boy Ethan Baldry said the Kohima Prayer and Deputy Head Boy Max Leijs said The Exhortation.  The Last Post and Reveille were played and a specially chosen group of year 7 pupils dropped hundreds of poppies from the balcony. Over 1200 members of the Stewards community stood respectfully in absolute silence. The ceremony ended with the National Anthem. It was a deeply poignant moment, and tears were shed by many, as brave Harry and Richard stood to attention. After the National Anthem the pupils spontaneously burst into applause for our dear veterans.

    Organiser Mrs Erwood said: ‘Occasions such as this show the outside world what Stewards is all about. People sometimes say that young people today ‘don’t have respect for their elders.’ This has never been the case at Stewards. Our young people are hugely proud of our veterans and they understand the real meaning of Remembrance. Year 11 helped to organise the whole event with me, and they were so proud of the whole ceremony. Every visitor left Stewards with a visual memory of a cloud of red poppies being lifted skyward by the wind. The legacy of Remembrance will always be at the heart of Stewards Academy.’

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  • Year 7 speakers at PTI conference



    Stewards Academy was invited for the third time to take pupil delegates along to the annual PTI Primary Headteachers' Residential Conference. This year the conference took place at Theobalds Park in Hertfordshire.

    The year 7 pupils - Poppy Tant, Rafferty Groat and Reuben Robinson – were asked to consider their educational experience so far and tell the adult delegates about the teaching methodologies which most suited them at junior school.

    The pupils showed great confidence and were articulate in explaining the type of teaching which had, at junior school, resulted in them making most progress. They held their audience in the palm of their hands and talked engagingly about their favourite memories of learning at junior school. They were also able to advise the delegates on how they would run a school if they were given the power to do so!!

    Deputy Headteacher Marie Erwood, who accompanied the pupils, said: “It is always a huge honour to bring our pupils along to the PTI conference and we are very honoured to have been the only secondary school ever invited to do so. Our pupils looked immaculate and were so confident and thoughtful in the way they addressed an adult audience. Many adults would have been daunted by the task - but they were not. They were all a credit to their families and to Stewards - but most of all to themselves. It was a real pleasure to spend the day with them and the praise they received from the delegates said it all.”

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