Barnfield Shortlisted for Prestigious National Awards

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The Barnfield Federation has been shortlisted for a prestigious national education award for its operation of its primary and secondary academies.

We are delighted to have been recognised in the award shortlist. Barnfield strives to achieve the very best for our students at all times and our College and Academies offer exceptional learning experiences for the people of Luton.

The Federation has reached the final three in the category of School Operator – Academy Chain in the Education Investor Awards 2013. And the achievement is even more impressive as organisers say it has been the most competitive year to date, with submissions up nearly 30% on 2012.

Barnfield are up against two other UK education providers - Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and The Aldridge Foundation.

The winner will be announced at a black-tie dinner at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane in November.

The development of the Barnfield Federation’s core focus - to provide an excellent all-through education and training system which offers students the most choice and the best support to ensure success in the future - has been led by the vision and guidance of Founder and Director General Sir Peter Birkett.

Sir Peter established the academy sponsor Barnfield Education Partnership Trust (BEPT) and subsidiary company Barnfield Education Services to ensure value for money purchases and services across the Federation.

His exceptional leadership has secured Barnfield College’s highest ever results this year – an impressive 96%*, placing them in top position nationally. The Barnfield Academies are also anticipating another record-breaking year for GCSE results in August. (*Subject to EV, based on 2012 data.)

And the Federation continues to grow in a measured way. A further four academies will join the Barnfield family in 2013/14.

Sir Peter said: “We are delighted to have been recognised in the award shortlist. Barnfield strives to achieve the very best for our students at all times and our College and Academies offer exceptional learning experiences for the people of Luton. Congratulations to all who have been shortlisted in these awards - it is through sharing best practise with others that we can raise achievement and standards across the board.”

The Education Investor Awards 2013 take place on Thursday, 14th November, 2013, in London.

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