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Beauty students to co-host charity pamper event this Christmas

on November 15, 2018

Join us for a night of indulgent pre-festive pampering as Luton-based accountancy firm Foxley Kingham partner with Barnfield College for an exclusive evening of treatments and delicious food, all in aid of the company’s 50th Anniversary Foundation supporting a wealth of local charities. Spruce up for your Christmas party and get glam this December by

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Aspiring culinary stars compete for Rotary Young Chef crown

on November 14, 2018

The next generation of young chefs came together to put their skills to the test as Barnfield College once again was the hosting venue for the first round of the Luton Chiltern Rotary Club Young Chef competition. The college kitchens at New Bedford Road Campus welcomed 12 pupils from local schools in the area to take

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Barnfield Body and Paint featured in BodyShop Magazine

on November 13, 2018

Readers of an industry motor industry magazine will get a fantastic insight into the great work going on in our Body and Paint workshops, thanks to a feature in the latest issue of BodyShop Magazine. The November issue features a two page spread from when the team came to visit the workshops in October to

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Teacher Training Day – Monday 29th October

on October 19, 2018

Students –please note that there will be a Teacher Training Day on the first Monday after half term, (Monday 29th October) where you will not be required to attend college. This is to give our staff the opportunity to be released from timetable to complete important training. Although you will not be required to be

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Barnfield students nominate tutor for prestigious People Award

on September 25, 2018

A Barnfield College tutor is set to head to a glittering award ceremony this week, after being nominated for a Three Counties People Awards by her very own students. Community Learning co-ordinator and ESOL tutor Elena Keys is nominated in the award’s Diversity and Equality category, which celebrates the outstanding impact people in Beds, Herts

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GCSE Results Day -Thursday 23rd August 2018

on August 20, 2018

Results day is Thursday 23rd August 2018 GCSE results will be available for collection 9am-4pm on Thursday 23rd August, from the Refectory at the New Bedford Road Campus. (Results will not be given out over the phone or by email, they must be collected). Please remember to bring your ID with you. If a student

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Your First Day Back

on August 20, 2018
We hope that you have had a great summer and we are looking forward to welcoming you back. Your first day back is identified below. Please arrive by 8.45 a.m. to meet with your curriculum area. Please arrive at the front reception where you will be signposted where to go. Don’t forget to bring aread more
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Merger News

on July 19, 2018
Barnfield College to merge with West Herts College, creating many new opportunities for local people and employers Barnfield College is to merge with West Herts College, which has campuses in Watford and Hemel Hempstead, creating a new combined further education provider in the region. The decision follows a competitive tendering process led by the FEread more
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Interim Principal Appointed

on April 25, 2018

Barnfield College is pleased to announce that Martin Sim has been appointed as the Interim Principal and CEO from 25 April 2018. Martin was the former Principal and CEO of Salford City College and latterly the Interim Principal of Gateway College, Leicester. He brings a wealth of senior-level experience and FE sector knowledge.

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Barnfield College’s Head of Tutoring, Student Engagement & Student Services wins ‘Inspirational Leader of the Year’ award

on March 20, 2018

Barnfield College is proudly celebrating the remarkable achievement of one of its Heads of Department. Nominated for NAMSS‘ ‘Inspirational Leader of the Year’ award as part of the Annual Student Services Awards for 2017/2018, Barnfield College’s Head of Tutoring, Student Engagement & Student Services, Beth Taylor, received the noteworthy endorsement of joint first place.

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Luton Borough Council supports Barnfield College Motor Vehicle Department

on March 5, 2018

Barnfield College’s Motor Vehicle Department has recently been fortunate enough to receive an impressive gift from Luton Borough Council. The kind donation came in the larger-than-life form of a fully functioning, automatic DAF Truck, worth approximately £20,000.

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Barnfield College Hate Crime Reporting Centre on ITV News

on January 5, 2018

Barnfield College recently announced it has become the first educational establishment in Bedfordshire to become a Hate Crime Reporting Centre. This exciting announcement has been reported on ITV News Anglia’s 6 o clock broadcast, on 4 January 2018. You can watch the report online at itv.com.

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Making it easier to report hate crime

on December 14, 2017

Barnfield College has become the first educational establishment in Bedfordshire to become a Hate Crime Reporting Centre.

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A Level Results Day

on August 17, 2017

Barnfield College congratulates all students across the country who have achieved their A Level and BTEC results. The College’s own vocational equivalent A Level courses have seen record results this year with more student successfully gaining university or employment options.

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Barnfield College wins B.I.G Award!

on August 3, 2017

Barnfield College launched their Bullying Intervention Group (Barnfield B.I.G) in September 2016 and has now received an award from the National Bullying Intervention Group for excellence in challenging bullying. 

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New Barnfield College website on a desktop or mobile device near you!

on May 17, 2017

Recently launched, the fully revamped www.barnfield.ac.uk is a leap forward for Barnfield College, in its journey to reclaiming excellence. Part of phase one, the redesign places the user experience at the heart of it, to ensure relevant information is easily accessible from any device or desktop.

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Area Based Review update

on April 23, 2017

Following very regrettable comments made by the Chair of Central Bedfordshire College on broadcast media and the misleading position portrayed by Central Bedfordshire College, the Board of Barnfield College resolved on 7 April 2017 to withdraw from the jointly commissioned feasibility study, as proposed by the Area Review Steering Group. 

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Barnfield College celebrates Investors in Diversity Award

on February 14, 2017

Barnfield College is celebrating after achieving the Investors in Diversity Standard at Stage 2. The prestigious award is about creating conditions for promoting greater engagement, communication and discussion with the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). 

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Barnfield College Celebrates Graduation

on November 28, 2016

Barnfield College was delighted to host its annual Higher Education Graduation Ceremony. Held at the New Bedford Road campus, more than 50 students formally graduated in front of family, friends and staff of the College. Access to Higher Education students were also honored as part of the evening.

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SafeGuard donates bullet-proof vest to Barnfield College

on November 26, 2016

Under SafeGuard’s initiative to support and educate the general public on safety and protecting the lives of law enforcement and military operatives, the company has recently made another donation to Barnfield College.

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College wins at Bedfordshire Business Awards

on September 24, 2016

Barnfield College is celebrating after winning the award in the ‘Training and Development’ category at the FSB Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016. The Training and Development Award recognises the vast improvements made within the Colleges’ Apprenticeships Services in the last year, having now achieved above sector average for successfully completed apprenticeship programmes.

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Steady pass rate for GCSE students at Barnfield College

on August 25, 2016

Students at Barnfield College kept a steady pace, achieving pass rates on a par to 2015. The pass rate for 2015/16 sits at 77.3% for English Languages and 72.4% for maths. The College saw a greater number of enrolments this year, with twice as many students enrolled for English Language and almost triple, for maths.

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A Level Results Day – Media Statement

on August 19, 2016

Barnfield College congratulates all students across the country who have achieved their A Level and BTEC results. Students at the College are celebrating some of their best BTEC achievements this year. One hundred percent pass rates were achieved across courses in art and design, fashion, business, carpentry, plumbing, electrical installation, engineering, music and sport.

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Vauxhall Backs Barnfield

on August 3, 2016

Motor Vehicle students at Barnfield College were delighted with the donation of a vehicle and two engines from Luton Vauxhall Motors, Luton.

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Barnfield College’s Nursery celebrates second Ofsted Outstanding

on June 2, 2016

Barnfield College’s Nursery, which is situated on the grounds of the New Bedford Road campus, has been rated Outstanding second time in a row, after its Ofsted inspection last month. The report graded the quality and standards of the early year’s provision as outstanding across all areas.

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Barnfield College steps up a grade with improved Ofsted rating

on June 2, 2016

Barnfield College has received an upgrade to ‘requires improvement’ in its latest Ofsted inspection, a year after its ‘inadequate’ rating which had no key strengths. The report highlights positive aspects as well as the improvements required to propel it into higher grading ground.

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Matrix Award for Student Services and Apprenticeships team at Barnfield College

on May 25, 2016

Barnfield College’s Students Services and the Apprenticeships team have been accredited with the matrix Standard – the nationally recognised quality mark, which assesses the advice and support services organisations provide to support individuals in their selection of career, study and life goals.

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Barnfield College and LTFC launch fundraising partnership

on January 24, 2016

Barnfield College and Luton Town Football Club today officially launched the season-long partnership with Friends of CHUMS at an event held at the Kenilworth Road ground.

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Royal Navy visits Barnfield College Students

on November 4, 2015

On Monday 2 November, representatives from the Royal Navy visited students on the College’s popular Public Services courses. The students took part in a variety of activities starting the day with a presentation about the Navy, roles available and that of a standard working day.

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