West Academy

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West 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
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses Integrity, Aspire, Success, Excellence, Enterprise
Colours Red
Website School website

West Academy (formerly Halyard High School and Barnfield West Academy) 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 was previoulsy part of the Barnfield Federation. In 2015 it split with the Barnfield Federation and is now part of a new academy trust, The Shared Learning Trust. The academy renamed from Barnfield West Academy to West Academy.

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" by OFSTED


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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