The Chalk Hills Academy
|Trust||The Shared Learning Trust|
|Acting Principal||Dilwar Miah|
|Location||Leagrave High Street
|DfE URN||135337 Tables|
|Students||1400 as of December 2015[update]|
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 grades including English and Mathematics.
100% of students achieved 5+ A*-C GCSE grades (without English and Mathematics) in 2012/13. 
Graded “Good” and with its Sixth Form Provision rated "Requires Improvement" by Ofsted in September 2014