Barnfield Skills Academy

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Barnfield Skills Academy
Established 2010
Type Studio school
Principal Mark Cronin
Founder Sir Peter Birkett
Location York Street
DfE number 821/6907
DfE URN 139237 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Co-educational
Ages 14–18

Barnfield Skills Academy (formerly Barnfield Studio School) is a 14–18 vocational Studio School located in York Street, Luton, in the English county of Bedfordshire.

Established in September 2010 as Barnfield Studio School, it was one of the first two studio schools to be established in England. Barnfield Skills Academy is sponsored by Barnfield Education Partnership Trust, and is part of the Barnfield Federation of schools.[1] The main feeder schools of Barnfield Skills Academy include other schools in the Barnfield Federation. These include Barnfield South Academy and Barnfield West Academy.

Pupils at Barnfield Skills Academy study for core GCSEs in English, Maths and Science. Students also study for an OCR National in Science and the BTEC First Diploma in Business, as well as choosing a BTEC Certificate or Diploma from Art, PE or Music. In addition pupils pursue a Level 1 or 2 award in a vocational area, which is delivered at one of the Barnfield College campuses.[2] Students in the sixth form study for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business or Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, as well as undertaking up to 12 hours of paid work per week.[3]


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