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Why East Barnet School?

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East Barnet is the place to be

East Barnet School has long been established as one of the best co-educational state schools in Barnet. With a consistent Ofsted record and thousands of success stories, our family-friendly atmosphere, university-style campus and student autonomy, help set us apart. Having educated young minds since 1937, when it comes to preparing students for the future, we really are the specialists.

We have a diverse range of over 1400 students on roll, from Year 7 (age 11 – 12), all the way to Year 13 (age 17 – 18). Throughout the school we celebrate the difference in cultures; from recognising religious festivals, which normally involves an amazing themed Kitchen menu, to learning lessons from history, our aim to to develop the whole person by building the students’ character.

A Strong Purpose and Ethos

East Barnet School is guided by a clear vision. Students and staff embrace our mottos of “I want to learn” and “Do the right thing” to create a positive educational environment.

Innovative Curriculum

In addition to the National Curriculum, students at East Barnet School take part in innovative Triple E lessons, which allow them to explore concepts through enjoyment, curiosity and discovery.

Nationally Recognised Support

East Barnet School was recently recognised for an inspirational approach to staff and student wellbeing, and as a result was awarded the ‘School Mental Health Award’.

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Modern and State-of-the-Art

We are very proud of our school and the facilities we have to offer. We aim to provide the highest quality of education for our students and equally aim to maintain the highest possible standards in our facilities.

The school boasts an auditorium seating up to 700 people, a versatile sports hall with full basketball court, netball courts, 5-a-side football and indoor cricket nets and a 3G Astroturf pitch. There are also dedicated drama and dance studios, a collaborative science laboratory, several IT suites, specialised technology rooms with the most up-to-date equipment including 3D printers with a thriving robotics programme and over 50 fully equipped classrooms.

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Inspiring Students

As a student at EBS, you’ll benefit from excellent teaching, which will help you to fulfill your potential and realise your career ambitions and also enjoy varied, challenging and exciting extra-curricular activities, not to mention our legendary annual ski trip!

We pride ourselves on pastoral care and consider student wellbeing a crucial element to success. We were recently awarded the ‘School Mental Health Award’ at Silver Level with the school recognised as having a warm and nurturing environment where staff and students are well supported.

The safeguarding of students is our top priority.

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Alumni Community

We love to hear from previous students of East Barnet School and are always keen to keep in touch during their onward adventures. In 2011 we celebrated our 75th anniversary and had students from across the decades (even in their 90s!) return for a celebration in our new building.

Once students join our school, they begin a lifetime’s association with our community, and many come back to work as teachers or support staff, whilst others send their own children (and even grandchildren) to the school, or offer support as mentors, coaches, interviewers, etc. We also offer former students opportunities for work placements so that they can gain experience, careers advice, or just a sense of belonging to such a vibrant and stimulating community. Former members of staff also remain part of our community, and many of them come back for social occasions or even for career advice and support.