Being an EBS


Being an EBS Student

We work hard to encourage and support our students every step of the way, instilling the “I want to learn” and “Do the right thing” culture into every young person that walks through our door.

Along with academic studies, EBS has over 30 extra-curricular clubs that range from Chess Club to Robotics Club to Football Club; there really is something for everyone! If you can’t find your perfect club, why not start your own? You will be given support and guidance to pursue your hobbies and interests in a safe and supervised environment.

East Barnet School is in a modern building with great sports and technology facilities to allow you to reach your full potential. This is your opportunity to embrace everything that EBS has to offer, explore all of your interests, and excel in areas that really excite you.

As a member of the EBS community you will also get opportunities to go on foreign trips to far-flung places, for example, Iceland and the USA to name but two, as well as go on the annual, legendary Ski Trip which has been running at EBS since the 1960s.

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’.

EBS Students

Being a student at East Barnet School can be a very rewarding experience! By being part of the EBS community you will have a chance to excel in lots of different areas, and to become the person you are going to be.

There is quite a lot of information to remember and take in, so we have created this handy web page that you can keep coming back to throughout your time at EBS to familiarise yourself with the expectations and processes in place. Should anything be unclear, then please speak to your Form Tutor, Head of Year, or visit the Student Window for support and advice.

  • Email AddressWhen you start at East Barnet School you will be allocated an email address. It is really important that you check your email, as staff, students and the school may communicate with you in this way.
  • Microsoft 365We are a Microsoft 365 school which means we use all the Window's programmes such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc. Your email address will give you access to all of these programmes for free.
  • Student PlannerOn the first day of every year you will receive your new timetable and a new Student Planner. This is where you can record all your home learning and things you need to remember.
  • SecurityWe take security very seriously at East Barnet School, and for that reason, all students will be given ID lanyards which they must wear at all times when they are at school to identify themselves.
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Times of the School Day

Attendance and punctuality to school and to lessons is very important. Please familiarise yourself with the timetable below:

Mon, Tues, Thurs & FriWednesday
08:55 - 09:00Registration08:55 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:15Tutorial09:00 - 09:35Various*
09:15 - 10:15Lesson 109:35 - 10:35Lesson 1
10:15 - 11:15Lesson 210:35 - 10:55Break
11:15 - 11:35Break10:55 - 11:55Lesson 2
11:35 - 12:35Lesson 311:55 - 12:50Lesson 3
(Year 8, 10 & 13)
12:35 - 13:30Lesson 411:55 - 12:50Lunch
(Year 8, 10 & 13)(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)
12:35 - 13:30Lunch12:50 - 13:45Lesson 3
(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)
13:30 - 14:25Lesson 412:50 - 13:45Lunch
(Year 7, 9, 11 & 12)(Year 8, 10 & 13)
13:30 - 14:25Lunch13:45 - 14:45Lesson 4
(Year 8, 10 & 13)
14:25 - 15:25Lesson 5

* Year 7 – 10: PSHEE/Assembley, Year 11: Mathematics, Year 12: PSHEE


If you are not in school then you must have a justifiable reason. Parents/Carers should contact the Attendance Officer as soon as possible on each day of absence. You must always bring in a note from home for the Attendance Officer when returning to school.

Students should not go on family holidays during term time.

Fact: Attending school every day makes you achieve better results in your GCSEs, it also earns you 100% certificates and badges in Bronze, Silver and Gold. Prizes are awarded throughout the year for 100% attendance. Be in to win!

Good96% - 99%
Requires Improvement91% - 95%
Cause for Concern85% - 90%


Punctuality is an important part of self-discipline and is essential for good time management. Students must ensure they are in the appropriate classroom no later than the times shown on their timetable. They should arrive at school no later than 8.40am for registration at 8.45am. Students arriving late will be given a late detention at lunchtime on the same day.

Getting Here

Although EBS is serviced by good public transport routes, students are encouraged to walk or cycle to school; it is beneficial for mental and physical health, the environment and congestion around the school. Many students live locally (within a one mile radius), so why not walk or cycle with a friend? For more information on getting into cycling, the British Cycling website is a great source of information.

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Drop-off and Parking

Driving for parents/carers is also an option but please note the car park can be very busy, as is the drop-off point, and you may have to park on the surrounding roads – please do not park or stop across the driveways of local residents, and beware of the yellow zig-zags!

There is no student parking available inside the school grounds.

Uniform & PE Kit

Uniform is a particularly important part of being a student at East Barnet School. It should be worn correctly and with pride.

All students are ambassadors for the school, and the way in which the uniform is worn should reflect our high standards and positive expectations. Our school uniform creates a sense of community cohesion, formality, and professionalism. The uniform and rules about appearance are non-negotiable.

Illustrations of the East Barnet School Uniform and PE Kit that students wear

Learning the Curriculum

Whilst we have lots going on at school, the main reason you attend school is to learn new concepts that inspire you to research further or follow an academic passion. We are committed to showing you everything we can to expand your horizons beyond what you even thought was possible! We will cover a wide-range of topics…are you ready to learn? Click or tap anywhere in this box to discover all there is to know about the EBS Curriculum.


There is no limit to the amount of clubs you can join, as long as you have the time and manage it well, then join as many as you like. Extra-curricular clubs at EBS are not limited to sports clubs, there are lots of clubs to get involved with. You will always be able to find someone to help you organise and run your own club after school of you want to. Click or tap anywhere in this box to find out more.


When you start at EBS, you will be allocated a House. The Houses have members from all year groups and are split in to four Houses, each with their own colour, Head of House and namesake: Chama, Keller, Murray and Tutu. Throughout the year you will win points for your House in various ways, such as attendance, behaviour, taking part in activities and Sports Day. Charity events are also organised through Houses, so speak to your Head of House if there is an event you would like to organise. Click or tap in this box to learn more.

Home-School Agreement

When you start at East Barnet School you and your Parent/Carer will sign the Home-School Agreement. This is an agreement between the school and home to make clear the expectations of students both in and out of school and what will happen if these expectations are broken. Click or tap here to go to the policies page where you will find the agreement.

"I want to learn" Culture

Students should always:
  • actively seek information or further explanations;
  • constructively question the purpose of a set task or lesson;
  • be able to concentrate and focus on the task at hand, without reminders from a teacher;
  • learn together, as well as individually;
  • have an understanding of the process of learning, and be able to use a variety of techniques/study skills to efficiently and effectively use their time in school;
  • learn in a variety of environments, including group and class discussions, silently listen to a teacher or other speaker, practicals, investigations, use IT, individual research, complete book or worksheet exercises, quiet reading, partake in physical activities, and artistic expression;
  • voluntarily participate in a wide range of extra curricular activities;
  • regularly complete homework, with proper thought, adequate research and sufficient time spent on it;
  • regularly meet deadlines for the completion of work;
  • properly use a homework diary;
  • be properly equipped for learning;
  • present their work well, and with pride;
  • demonstrate their respect for members of staff and other students by speaking politely, and behaving in a manner appropriate to the environment;
  • be supportive towards each other and not engage in any form of bullying, disrespectful behaviour or physical violence;
  • ensure that their environment remains clean and tidy by not dropping litter, or otherwise causing damage; and
  • regularly produce work and achieve success in line with the best of their ability.

Online Student Learning

As the world moves more online, so are we. Not only does this aid students with their studies, but it also equips them for skills they will need in the future. All home learning will be recorded on the Student Portal (parents/carers can also access through their own portal), and many tasks will be completed via the Microsoft 365 platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Student Portal?

The Student Portal is powered by Bromcom which is our Management Information System (MIS); it holds all the data we have on students. The Student Portal gives access to certain areas of the MIS, such as the recording of home learning to further student progress. Students can then mark their work complete when it is finished.

How do we complete home learning on Microsoft 365?

Your teachers will provide different tasks for you to complete using the different Microsoft 365 apps. It may be as simple as answering questions on Word, or more complicated like creating a presentation on PowerPoint. Sometimes if your teacher sets you a quiz, this can be completed directly in Forms.

I have never used Microsoft before, will I get any support?

Yes of course! We are all here to learn, and using the programmes and becoming familiar with all the apps will be taught to you in your IT lessons. Everyone will be starting with different experience, but you will be a whizz with the software in no time!

Do we have to pay to use Microsoft 365?

No, not at all. The license is provided to you by the school, and whilst you are a student and have an account you can download the desktop apps to you PC or laptop.

Student Portal

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Download the Student Portal app to your mobile phone and you will have access to everything. Not only will you be able to see the home learning tasks you have been set, but you will also be able to see your timetable. We are constantly adding new features to the app, so keep checking back for the new releases.

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Microsoft 365

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Microsoft 365 gives you the tools to organise, complete and create amazing work. You can use the programmes in three ways; web version (browser), desktop version (PC or laptop), app (phone).

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Health & Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our students is integral to everything we do. We have a wide range of services available to support all student across the year groups.

Rewards & Houses

Rewards and celebrating success are an important part of life at EBS. Our House System acknowledges and rewards success both in and outside the classroom.

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The Library

Everyone at EBS has the opportunity to join Student Voice and bring ideas to improve the school, have them debated and presented to the Headteacher.

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Arts & Extra-Curricular

We believe learning extends beyond the classroom, and that’s why we offer opportunities to our students, both with overseas trips and school productions.

Dining at EBS

Our kitchen is run by a former hotelier chef; as such we are able to offer high quality, nutritious, and varied meals across the main canteen and Sixth Form Café.

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Careers & Alumni

When students leave EBS, they will have been through an extensive careers programme throughout the years, and will become part of our alumni community.

Student Voice

If you want to make a difference to the school community, you really can, by joining Student Voice! This is a great opportunity to engage with staff and make improvements to the school. The Student Voice is a platform for students to voice their opinions about the school to the Senior Leadership Team in order to help with the positive development of our school.

At the start of every year, each tutor group nominates a Form Captain; any student can apply for the role, highlighting their leadership qualities and why they would be the right person. Among other responsibilities the Form Captain becomes the voice for their form at termly Student Voice meetings. During these meetings, ideas for improving school life are discussed, with the best ideas put forward to the Headteacher. Once decided, students are expected to work with staff to help implement suggested developments.