Welcome to Stewards

I am delighted to have the opportunity of introducing you to Stewards Academy.


At Stewards pupil achievement and opportunities are at the heart of all we do.  We strive to enable all our students to achieve their very best; be that in terms of academic achievement or contribution to the life of the school and wider world.  We develop in pupils self-confidence and personal and social skills so that they can become effective members of society and self-assured citizens.


In April 2017 Ofsted Inspectors wrote a glowing report which confirmed Stewards to be a good school with many unique features: good relationships between staff and pupils; impressive teaching; a positive climate for learning; a family atmosphere; strong leadership and management; exemplary pupil behaviour; an incredible range of extra-curricular activities and overwhelmingly positive parental support.


Inspectors reported: “Visitors to Stewards Academy are warmly welcomed, and immediately struck by the schools positive climate and the cohesiveness of its staff and pupils….the school runs like clockwork and everything is purposeful and well organised”.


The Inspectors noted that: “around the school, pupils are considerate and courteous.  They rise to the challenge of having additional responsibilities and are highly appreciative of the unwavering support that their teachers provide”.


We are extremely proud to have received such a positive endorsement of our work.  The report recognises the ethos and culture of Stewards, the dedication of teaching and associate staff and the atmosphere of support and wealth of opportunities provided to enable our students to achieve success.


Stewards Academy has gained an excellent reputation.  We have strong links with the business community and international links with other schools.  We have received numerous national awards in recognition of the high quality education we offer.  The website gives you more information about the work of the school, and an idea of what we value in a school of which we are justly proud.



Rhonda Murthar BA, MA[Ed]


To read the full Inspection Report please click below

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Latest News

  • 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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  • UK Youth Rocketry Challenge Finals


    Eight students from Stewards Academy competed in the 2017 ADS UK Youth Rocketry Finals at Stow Maries Aerodrome. Following a fourth place position in the South-Eastern regional finals the group had a challenge on their hands against nine other regional finalists from across the country.

    The ‘The Bomb Squad’ rocket had to be capable of transferring a raw egg to an altitude of 775 feet and then safely returning it to the ground via 2 parachutes, all in the time range of 42-45 seconds. The aim was to score as few points as possible. For the qualifying flight the rocket  " The students involved have represented Stewards phenomenally and it was a privilege to have bought them to the competition.  It's fair to say that we all had a blast!"

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  • National Citizen Service (NCS)

    Stewards Academy welcomed representatives from the National Citizen Service (NCS) in to a recent year 11 assembly to celebrate our achievement in getting students involved. With 70 students ready to take part in this year’s programme Stewards is number one in Essex and second in both Hertfordshire and Essex.

    The NCS programme is a fantastic opportunity for 16 and 17 year olds to fast-track their futures and stand out from the crowd. Students will participate in a 4-week programme over their summer break where they get to meet a variety of new people and gain invaluable skills outside of a classroom environment.

    For those involved they will begin their adventures from late June 2017. They will embark on 4 night residential, experience life in University on a second residential, and then carry out a community based project within their local area.

    Gareth Hughes, Head of Year 11, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for the students and I am pleased so many have chosen to be part of it. We look forward to hearing more about it after the summer. Good luck to all those taking part, enjoy this fantastic experience.”  

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