Barnfield South Academy

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Barnfield South Academy
Motto one purpose, one team, one standard
Established 2007 (1965)
Type Academy
Principal C.Barr
Location Rotheram Avenue
DfE number 821/6906
DfE URN 135338 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Colours Green

Barnfield South Academy is an academy for pupils aged between 11 and 18, located in Rotheram Avenue in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

Barnfield South Academy opened on September 1, 2007, sponsored by Barnfield College; the college has also sponsored Barnfield West Academy.

A £30 million building opened to students in March 2011, equipped with ICT facilities, including iPads, wireless laptops, interactive white boards and data projectors, and a 300-seat theatre.

Barnfield launched a new A-Level sixth form provision in September 2011 based across Barnfield West and Barnfield South Academies.


Barnfield South Academy opened as South Luton High School in 1988. It was formed by the amalgamation of Stockwood and Rotheram High Schools.

In 1988 Rotheram High School, a school situated in Farley Hill approximately a mile away from Stockwood High School, was closed due to administrative costs and falling attendance numbers. The majority of pupils from Rotheram High School moved to Stockwood High School, in Cutenhoe Road which was renamed South Luton High School.

Stockwood High School was described as Luton’s most expensive school when it was built in 1967. It was sound-proofed to cut out noise due to it being situated beneath a Luton Airport flight path. Facilities included an indoor heated swimming pool and two halls. The official opening was held in October 1968.

Barnfield South Academy closed its doors at its Cutenhoe Road site in March 2011. The new Barnfield South Academy building is situated on the old playing field of the former Rotheram High School site.


78% achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSE inc. English & Maths in 2012/13

99% achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades in 2012/13 [1]

Graded as "Requires Improvement" by OFSTED in its 2013 Inspection, with "Good" Features.

95% success rate at A-Level at Barnfield Sixth Form in 2012/13 [2]

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Coordinates: 51°52′06″N 0°24′27″W / 51.86834°N 0.40742°W / 51.86834; -0.40742