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Welcome to Barnfield College

Much has changed at Barnfield College over the past year.  We have a new management team, many new lecturers and a new purpose to become outstanding in the eyes of all our students.  Your experience is our priority and we are working hard to ensure that if you attend Barnfield College you receive outstanding teaching, a wide choice of enrichment activities and above all enrol on a course that if you pass will enable you to progress onto the destination of your choice.

We have high standards and even higher aspirations for both your achievement as well as how we can create an outstanding College for you.  New activities outside your course are being introduced such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, sporting clubs and a variety of activities so that you can try out new experiences and meet new friends.  Central to everybody course at Barnfield College is the support we will provide to ensure that you improve your Maths and English Skills.  These skills are central to every employers requirements and we will work hard with you to ensure that you can if you need gain that qualification up to level two or improve your skills to a higher level.

Our curriculum is changing fast as we are constantly talking to employers to ensure that we offer real courses that lead to real careers or progression to the next higher level. The link to employment at the College is strong as is evidenced by our successful apprenticeship provision that now boasts working with a wide range of employers.   Regardless of your course relevant work experience will be an integral factor and we will work with you to ensure you secure the right employer that can provide you with an insight into your chosen career.

This is an important choice you are about to make so I would urge you to explore this website and then come and visit the College on either one of our open days or to interview where you will be able to speak to staff and see our facilities.  Good luck in your course choice and intended career, we look forward to seeing you.

About us

Barnfield College has an exciting future. With a new Principal and Team we are all focused and determined to develop the College serving the learners, communities and businesses of Luton and the surrounding area.

At Barnfield our core values reflect what is really important and matters to us. They are the solid foundation and main principles of our culture. By consistently working hard to maintain our values, we will keep what makes Barnfield so special – an organisation that is deeply committed to delivering quality teaching and learning and providing innovative educational opportunities to the communities of Luton and beyond.

Our core values are:
  • Driven by excellence, innovation and success
  • One team growing together
  • Valuing diversity and inclusion
  • Developing people
  • Actively working with partners

Barnfield is situated in Luton, which provides excellent education provision and supports the needs of learners and local employers.


Learner success

Ofsted Inspectors have published their latest Monitoring Report for Barnfield College (9 November 2015) which confirms both “Significant” and “Reasonable” progress in the College’s recovery.

Highlighting student conduct and behaviour as an area of significant improvement during this visit, Ofsted found no cause for concern.   Barnfield College has a robust plan for transforming itself which was implemented following an Ofsted Inspection late last year.

Tim Eyton-Jones, Principal said:  “We are very pleased with the results of the latest monitoring visit by Ofsted, they have picked up the improvements that we have made and witnessed the very real progress that our learners are making.  We are particularly proud that the behaviour and conduct of students was recognised as significant progress”.

“There is still a lot of work left to do and we will be maintaining the current pace of change until our transformation plan has been achieved”.

The College recently launched its Three Year Development Plan which sets out the priorities for the future direction of the College and some ambitious plans to invest in a new campus, closer to central Luton.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Barnfield College directly.

Last updated date: 26 January 2016
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