The Chalk Hills Academy

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The Chalk Hills Academy
Type Academy
Trust The Shared Learning Trust
Acting Principal Samia Akram
Location Leagrave High Street
Coordinates: 51°53′48″N 0°29′22″E / 51.8967°N 0.4895°E / 51.8967; 0.4895
DfE number 821/6905
DfE URN 135337 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1400 as of December 2015
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website School website

The Chalk Hills Academy (formerly Halyard High School, Barnfield West Academy and West Academy) is a Mixed secondary school and sixth form located in the west of Luton in Bedfordshire, England.

Halyard High School converted to academy status on September 1 2007 and became 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. The Academy is recognised as being "Good" by Ofsted In its inspection in 2014. In its previous it was rated as "Outstanding".

In 2015 the school split with the Barnfield Federation and is now part The Shared Learning Trust. The school was subsequently renamed West Academy for a short time before being renamed The Chalk Hills Academy in December 2015.


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 in 2013[2]

Graded “Good” and with its Sixth Form Provision rated "Requires Improvement" by Ofsted in September 2014 [3]

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