Barnfield West Academy

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Barnfield West Academy
Motto One purpose*, One team*, one standard*
Established 2007
Type Academy
Principal Samia Akram
Founder Sir Peter Birkett
Location Leagrave High Street
DfE number 821/6905
DfE URN 135337 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses Integrity, Aspire, Success, Excellence, Enterprise
Colours Red , Black , Grey

Barnfield West Academy (formerly Halyard High School) is an academy for pupils aged between 11 and 18, located in the west of Luton, in Bedfordshire, England.

Halyard High School closed in August 2007 and re-opened as Barnfield West Academy on September 1, 2007. The Academy is part of the Barnfield Federation.

A £30m transformation of school buildings, part of Building Schools for the Future programme, was completed in early March 2011.


Barnfield West Academy students are put into five different houses. The houses compete against each other in attendance, behaviour and sports day events. The houses are named: Integrity, Success, Enterprise, Excellence and Aspire.


68% of students achieved 5+ A*-C GCSE inc E&M

100% achieving 5+ A*-C GCSE grades (without E&M) in 2012/13 [1]

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

Graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted in January 2010 [3]

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Coordinates: 51°53′48″N 0°29′22″W / 51.89672°N 0.48949°W / 51.89672; -0.48949