Welcoming all


East Barnet School Visitors

We welcome hundreds of visitors on to our site every year, whether that is parents/carers, visiting speakers/authors, industry professionals, prospective parents/carers/employees, contractors – the list is endless!

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have specific protocols in place that must be followed by all visitors to the school site. All details can be found below. If you do have any questions, please either ring the school before your visit or speak to our receptionists on arrival.

We hope you have a great time visiting us!

FAQs for Visitors

Getting here

We are serviced by great train, underground and bus transport links: Northern line, Piccadilly line and overground (New Barnet) station and all relatively close. The TfL Journey planner is a great resource to plan your visit.

Postcode for sat nav: EN4 8PU

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Entering the school grounds

Whether on foot, by car, or on bike, to enter the school grounds, visitors need to press the electronic buzzer to gain entry. Your request will be answered by a member of staff who will be able to hear and see you on the camera; it may be required to show ID before entering.

Parking on site

On-site we have a car park for vehicles and a bike rack for those who choose to cycle, both are free. Unfortunately, we do not accept any responsibility for damage or theft – vehicles and bikes are left at the owner’s risk. Please park within marked bays and use a lock to secure bikes.

The vehicle gate is on the bend of the road – do not attempt to drive in the pedestrian gate. Please observe the speed limit when driving around the school grounds and be alert in case there are any students.

Please note, we are unable to accommodate parking for parents/carers during evening events, but there is amble street parking.

Please display your blue badge when parking in one of our five designated disabled parking bays. Our building is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

Buying lunch at EBS

The rumours are true – the food at East Barnet School is amazing! We operate a cashless kitchen, but it is still possible to buy a lunch or snacks. After a purchase, please visit the Finance Office on the fourth floor to pay. Please be aware that we have very limited cash in the school and may not be able to provide exact change.

Producing a DBS

If you have a DBS, please bring it in so it can be documented. Visitors without a DBS will be issued with a red lanyard and must be with a member of staff at all times.

Wi-Fi access

We have a guest wi-fi that visitors can use. Please let the receptionist know on arrival and a member of our IT Team will be happy to help.

Lanyard and Badge

Visitors must wear their lanyard and badge at all times when on-site and return it to reception when signing out.


All visitors must report to reception to sign in and be issued with a colour-coded lanyard and badge which must be worn prominently so that staff and students can easily identify them. The member of staff expecting the visitor/s will be contacted to collect them from the reception area on each visit. Depending upon circumstances visitors may be asked to provide identification and a DBS certificate.

Regular visitors to the site must sign in and out on each occasion.


Adults visiting EBS or working on-site are a regular feature of life at our school. All visitors are expected to play a part in protecting our students from harm and keeping them safe whilst visiting or working at the school.

All must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • If you have any concerns that a student may be at risk of harm, report it immediately to any member of the Safeguarding Team who can be contacted via the school office.
  • Do not discuss your concerns with the student or carry out an investigation.
  • Do not give any personal information to students such as telephone numbers, email or home address.
  • Do not engage in communications with students via social media.

Further details about safeguarding or other health and safety policies can be found on the policy section of our website.

Fire / Emergency Evacuation

Your host will explain and guide you through any emergency procedures. Please ensure that you read carefully the Fire Evacuation Notice for each room that you are in.

If the alarm is sounded, please follow directions on the Fire Evacuation Notice in each room, and listen to instructions from Fire Wardens. The assembly point is the astroturf at the rear of the building. Visitors who need assistance during an evacuation should fill in a Visitor Assistance Form.

Helpful Advice for Visitors

First Aid

We have a First Aid Office in the main entrance to the school and several members of staff who are trained First Aiders. If you are feeling unwell, either alert a member of staff or go directly to the First Aid Office.

Health and Safety

All visitors must follow any health and safety guidelines that may apply. Contractors must be fully conversant with the appropriate safety rules and regulations which they must apply to the nature of their work on-site.

Photographs and Video

We do have CCTV cameras in the school which are recording at all times. Permission must be obtained from a member of the Senior Leadership Team before any photographs or videos are taken on-site by visitors.


East Barnet School is a non-smoking school – this includes e-cigarettes and vapes. Please do not smoke anywhere on-site, this also includes the school grounds, even outside.

Times of the School Day

Times of the school day are available on our website or from a member of staff. The reception is open 8:00am – 5:30pm on term days should you need to speak to someone before or after your visit.


We always want to hear your feedback, whether good or bad. Please feel free to speak to a member of staff, or email enquiries@eastbarnetschool.com if that is a better way for you to communicate.

Careers Opportunities for Access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Autumn Term: Sixth Form Transfer Evening
  • Spring Term: Year 9 Options Evening
  • Summer Term: Whole School Careers Fair

Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Granting and Refusing Access to Visitors

Provider access will be granted on the merits of each application and the benefits such a visit will bring to the students. Each request will also be measured-up against our Safeguarding Policy and suitability of the opportunity, as some industries may not be appropriate for students. We are keen to invite providers from a wide range of industries, whether offering career opportunities, apprenticeships, higher education, or work and study.

If a provider is refused access, we will explain in detail the reasons why and whether there are steps that can be taken to improve future access. The decision to grant or refuse access is made by our Careers Leader, however, a provider may appeal a decision to the Headteacher. We have strong, positive relationships with all of our current providers, and we look forward to welcoming new providers on board in the future.

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Premises and Facilities for Visitors

The school will make available, an appropriate space for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature to be uploaded to the school’s online careers resource centre: EBS Careers SharePoint, which is managed by the Careers Administrator. The online resource centre can be accessed by all students, parents and carers.