Barnfield College will not face criminal investigation

Barnfield College campus in New Bedford Road, Luton

Barnfield College campus in New Bedford Road, Luton

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Police will not investigate Barnfield College for criminal offences, it was announced this morning.

A government report into the Barnfield Federation was referred to Hertfordshire Police to determine whether “financial irregularities” warranted a criminal investigation.

Barnfield boss Sir Pete Birkett who is leaving the federation he founded eight years ago. wk 28 bc
Barnfield boss Sir Pete Birkett who is leaving the federation he founded eight years ago. wk 28 bc

A Herts Police spokesperson said: “Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Economic Crime Unit have reviewed all of the material referred to them and can confirm that the information does not warrant any criminal investigation. The matter has been referred back to the Education Authorities.”

The Department for Education and Skills Funding Agency reports are now expected to be published imminently.

 

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