Our latest

Ofsted Report & Parent View

What is Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. EBS was last inspected in April 2017.

The lead inspector said, “Teachers plan challenging activities for pupils and use resources which are well designed and chosen to meet the pupils’ needs”. She agreed with the students’ view that they are ‘well supported’ by the school and ‘feel safe’. Much of the report captures the spirit of our school, with comments such as:

You, your leadership team and governors have continued to improve the school in accordance with your vision to inspire pupils to want to learn. The school motto “I want to learn” is powerful and effective, and pupils were keen to talk to the inspectors about what it means to them.”

Your focus on learning and subject knowledge has enabled you to build leadership and teaching capacity through a loyal team of like-minded, long-serving staff.”

You and your staff have developed a consistent focus on high-quality subject learning, culminating in strong outcomes and destinations for Sixth Form leavers in 2016. Three quarters of your Year 11 pupils join the Sixth Form and it is a recognised strength of the school.”

Pupils enjoy learning and feel well supported by the school. They like teachers’ enthusiasm and the way teachers always help them if they are stuck.”

Pupils say that they feel listened to and changes are made, for example to the arrangements for lunchtime, if they request it.”

Older pupils are particularly complimentary about careers information, advice and guidance. There are a wide range of talks on offer which help them think about their future.”

Pupils feel safe and parents also agree that their children are safe in school. Pupils value and appreciate the school’s work in this area. They are confident that the site is safe and know that there are always staff on duty if they need help.”

We are never complacent at EBS, and, as the report says, we continue to improve the school in accordance with our vision. We are very pleased that the inspection team have made such lovely comments about our “want to learn” philosophy. Our inspiring, creative and caring ethos makes East Barnet a unique school, and one that I am very proud to lead.

L Swaine,

Our Latest Ofsted Reports

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in April 2017, this was a short report. Prior to that, our last full inspection was in April 2012. Both can be read below.

All historical East Barnet School Ofsted Reports can be found on the Ofsted website.

Ofsted Good Practice Schools

In September 2015, Ofsted released an article about East Barnet School from their case studies ‘Good Practice Example: Schools’. We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised EBS in this way. The entire article can be read below:

Parent View

Parent View is an online questionnaire and is the main source for gathering parents’ and carers’ views about a school when it is inspected. Parent View can also be used throughout the year, enabling parents and carers to contribute their views through a short set of questions.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire.

Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details so that you will receive our notification of any impending visit from Ofsted, as well as all the normal news that we forward to parents from time to time.

We do not receive much notice of an inspection visit, so you may wish to add your views at a time which is convenient to you. If so, please register with an email address and a password at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about various aspects of our school.

Your views are important to us and in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, so a few moments of your time would help to give them a true impression of what parents feel about EBS.

If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at reception.