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Barnfield report to be published ‘as soon as possible’

Barnfield College campus in New Bedford Road, Luton.

Barnfield College campus in New Bedford Road, Luton.

A report documenting the Department for Education (DfE) investigation into the Barnfield Federation is set to be published “as soon as possible”.

The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Education Funding Agency investigation concluded in October last year and a report was expected within six to eight weeks.
At the start of December, the former director general of Barnfield College, Sir Peter Birkett, resigned from his new job, saying the Barnfield investigation could be a ‘distraction’.
Sir Peter, who was the founder of the Luton-based federation, resigned from his role there in July last year.

A DfE spokesman said today: “The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) received serious allegations relating to financial irregularities and governance at the Barnfield Federation in late August 2013.

“A joint Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency investigation was quickly launched in September.

“The SFA and EFA investigation reports have not yet been finalised. These will be published as soon as possible.”

 

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